Students, register for the 2015 CISD Tech Fair! The fair is open to Crowley ISD students grades K-12. Showcase your technology-based projects and win prizes.
What: 2015 CISD Tech Fair When: March 21, 2015 Where: Bill Johnson CTE Center How: Register your project online by March 1, 2015 Who: Current Crowley ISD students grades K-12
Projects should be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that all work entered by students was done by the students. A document will be filled out by students which will answer a few questions for the judges and will cite non-student produced material used in the project.
It is the intention of Crowley ISD to provide internet access during the technology fair. However, should unforeseen difficulties occur, students should download a copy of their project so that it may still be judged during the fair.
All projects submitted to the CISD Technology Fair must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). The judges of the CISD Technology Fair have the right to disqualify any project for the following reasons: project does not follow acceptable use policy; or project is inappropriate.
How many projects can I create? Students may participate in a maximum of 2 projects. No project can be entered in more than one category.
May I create a project with a partner? Students may complete the project by themselves or may work with one other partner. The grade level marked should be the grade of the oldest student in the team.
Can adults help me with my project? Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to receive help from others when working on your project. However, the project is to be a work by the student or student team of two. Any help should be to assist the student in the creation of the project and judges will expect a student to explain any aspect of a project's function. If someone else helps you do something, be sure that you understand how to explain it to the judges.
Do I have to stay the whole time? Students projects should be set up as soon as the judging time begins and remain with the project during judging. Once the judging is over students may stay with their project or view the rest of the technology expo. We ask students to leave projects up until then end of the technology expo.
What do I need to bring to the fair? You must provide a device for demonstrating your project creation. This can be the computer or mobile device you created your project with or another device that has the same software you used to create your project. You also need to bring your student consent form signed by your parents, and your written permissions for using any materials in your project that you did not produce yourself (photos, artwork, music, video, etc).
How are the projects judged? A team of judges will view your project for no longer than 5 minutes and will interview you regarding the project and it's creation for up to 10 minutes. Judges will use the rubric provided on each category page for judging.
Why can my project only by 5 minutes long? Judges will only have time to view 5 minutes of the project before proceeding to the interview. If projects are longer than 5 minutes judges will not be able to view the whole project.
If I have a partner, do both of us have to come? At least one member of the team must come to present the project. No one but the students who created the project may present.
What does it mean to "cite" my work? If you use any clip-art, music, photos, text, or other material in your project that you did not personally create yourself, you must list the material on the project submission form that you are required to fill out. If your material is determined to be 'in the public domain' and is available to use for free, you must list it and label it 'public domain.' if the material is not freely available, then you must obtain permission to use it from the owner/creator. Use of copyrighted material without permission will result in disqualification. These materials must be listed on the form and the written permission must be presented to the judges.
Helpful resources for understanding copyright rules include: