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January 14, 2021

 

General Rules

1. The manual and activities are designed for the following grades. Computer skill level should also be considered when selecting the activities.

 

Divisions are by grade as of January 1, year of the Fair.

Level 1           Grades 3 through 5

Level 2           Grades 6 through 8

Level 3           Grades 9 through 12

 

2. Complete three activities listed in the project manual for your level.

3. Exhibits are to be skill appropriate for the member’s grade

4. Youth enrolled in the computer project will select one of the below subject categories to study, regardless of grade. Youth may choose to create an exhibit demonstrating skills learned during the year. Check with your county Purdue Extension Office to determine if a computer will be available during judging and if there will be an opportunity to explain your exhibit to the judge. Exhibits qualifying for State Fair are to be submitted on a thumb drive securely attached to a notebook/portfolio describing accomplishments, skills leaned, design ideas, budget, a summary of what was done, screenshots showing the development and final project, etc. as the exhibitor will not be able to discuss their work with a judge. Poster exhibits 22"x28" or freestanding 3-dimensional display boards no larger than 36"x36" may be submitted.  Youth may continue in the same subject category in subsequent years expand on the previous year’s topic, or choose a new topic.    

 

Subject Categories 

Here is a list of subject categories to choose from:

 5. Software submitted to be reviewed by a judge must be compatible on both PC and Mac platform. If additional software other than Microsoft Office Suite is required to view the member’s work, that software must be provided by the member and comply with all manufacturer copyright laws. Apps can be Android or IOS compatible.

6. All notebooks/portfolios must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference be the last page of a notebook. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

7. A county may submit a total of three state fair entries, one entry per grade level division.

 

Block Based Programming:

 Beginner (Grades 3-5) – Create a block based program using Scratch, Code Studio, Alice, or another graphic programming language of your choice. You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands. Skills this program could use are:

Intermediate (Grades 6-8) – Create a block based program using Scratch, Code Studio, Alice, or another graphic programming language of your choice. You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands. Skills this program could use are:

Advanced (Grades 9-12) - Create a block based program using Scratch, Code Studio, Alice, or another graphic programming language of your choice. You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands. Skills this program could use are:

 

Text Based Programming

 Beginner (Grades 3-5) – This option is not available.

 

Intermediate (Grades 6-8) – Create a text based program of your choosing using any text based language you are comfortable in. The code should demonstrate an understanding of at least 4 of these skills:

Advanced (Grades 9-12) - Create a text based program of your choosing using any text based language you are comfortable in. The code should demonstrate an understanding of at least 8 of these skills:

Web Design and Computer Entrepreneurship

 Beginner Web Design and Computer Entrepreneurship (Grades 3-5) – Build a businesslike website demonstrating a knowledge of:

 

Intermediate Web Design and Computer Entrepreneurship (Grades 6-8) – Build a businesslike website demonstrating a knowledge of:

 

Advanced Web Design and Computer Entrepreneurship (Grades 9-12) – Build a businesslike website demonstrating a knowledge of:

 

Computer Forensics (id theft, online bullying, ethical use of technology, responsible social media use)

 Beginner Computer Forensics (Grades 3-5) – Research and create a 3-5 minute presentation on one of the following topics. Present to a group of peers and have an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

Intermediate Computer Forensics (Grades 6-8) – Research and create a 6-8 minute presentation on one of the following topics. Present to a group of peers and have an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

 

Advanced Computer Forensics (Grades 9-12) – Research and crate a 10-12 minute presentation on one of the following topics. Present to a group of peers and have an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

 

Hardware and Networking Design/Install/Repair

 Beginner (Grades 3-5) – Choose 1-2 items from the list and create a report/presentation (including images) of what you did.

Intermediate (Grades 6-8) - Choose 1-2 items from the list and create a report/presentation (including images) of what you did.

 

Advanced (Grades 9-12) - Choose 1-2 items from the list and create a report/presentation (including images) of what you did.

Graphic Design and Computer Art

There are three divisions; Beginner (Grades 3-5), Intermediate (Grades 6-8) and Advanced (Grades 9-12). Youth are to use a software program to create or design an item that requires graphic design or artistry. The name of the software and version is to be included with the exhibit. Exhibits are to be age/grade appropriate. Ideas include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

For more information visit the Computer Project section of the Indiana 4-H Website.

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