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2008 ICT Challenge

Teams of four students from the Junior and Senior areas of your school will create a mystery ICT Team Challenge within 2 ¾ hours during the morning. ( 9.45am - 12.30pm).

Between 1.00pm and 2.45pm students will deliver a 5 minute presentation on the mystery topic. (Teams will be drawn out of a hat to determine order of presentation)

This year’s challenge will have a kaupapa on “Carbon Credits? so we suggest some inquiry learning on the topic before the day.

Each team will again be provided with a mystery brief that could vary significantly from previous years.

Types of software and applications that you may want to become familiar with are:
-Microsoft PowerPoint.
-Web2 tools (ability to create at least a Wiki, Blog, Bebo or MySpace and maybe knowledge on how to incorporate web widgets)
-Microsoft Word
-Microsoft Paint
-Audacity Sound Editor Freeware at for sound recording)
-You will also need to download and install the “Lame? codec of you wish to export as an MP3
-Or Mac Garageband
-CD Rom burning software (Most newer laptops will have one installed)
- Video Editing software
-Video production equipment
-External drive (At least a 1gb memory stick)

You will need to have all relevant software installed prior to the festival day.
Please bring your own blank CD/DVD’s for burning.

Every team member doesn’t need to know all of the software or video equipment use. The idea being that each member will contribute to the overall presentation.

Please Note:
You will not be allowed to use any pre recorded videos, photos, and files of any sort. (Except a pre-recorded music file – Please remember copywrite issues if you plan on using Music tracks. Most downloaded music has a copywrite. We suggest that a student composed music track before the days event would be better or copywrite free music. See
If your computers have stored files/photos etc, they must not be used.

Unfortunately any outside assistance from teachers, students, whanau or friends will result in your team being disqualified.

Members of your team may go to the Ruatoria Township for pictures/footage but need to be accompanied by a challenge organiser.

Team Requirements:
• In the Junior teams, two students must be from Year 5 and 6 and two students from Year 7-8 (There will be flexibility for small schools/kura who cannot field a student in each level – We also encourage small schools/kura to combine to make one team.)

• In the Senior teams, two students must be from Year 9-10 and two students from Year 11-13

Equipment Required:
Laptops (preferably 1 per team member) – 1 needs a DVD Burner and wireless capable.
Installation of software. (Suggest you download Audacity)
Digital Camera
Flash Drive (Memory stick)
Extension cords etc
Video production equipment (optional)