ThinkQuest


ThinkQuest

ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curricula and students to develop 21st century skills.
It includes:
* [http://www.thinkquest.org/ ThinkQuest Projects] (formerly Think.com): A project environment where teachers and students engage in collaborative learning
* [http://www.thinkquest.org/competition/ ThinkQuest Competition] : A competition space for students to participate in technology contests
* [http://www.thinkquest.org/library/ ThinkQuest Library] : The world's largest online repository of student-developed learning projects, visited by millions of web learners each month
* Professional development for teachers
ThinkQuest is offered as a free service to K-12 schools globally by the [http://oraclefoundation.org Oracle Education Foundation] , an independent, charitable, 501(c)(3) organization funded by Oracle Corporation.

ThinkQuest supports 397,000 students in 60 countries.

History

ThinkQuest was originally founded by Allan H. Weis in 1995 through his company Advanced Network and Services, Inc. (ANS).

In 2002, ANS granted the program to the [http://oraclefoundation.org Oracle Education Foundation] .

In 2008, OEF merged ThinkQuest with its Think.com online learning community to create a single program under the ThinkQuest brand.

Awards

ThinkQuest has been recognized with numerous awards, including:
* CODiE Award for "Best Education Reference or Search Service" from the Software and Information Industry Association in 2008
* "Golden Lamp Award for Technology" from the Association of Educational Publishers in 2008
* "Best Internet Site for Kids" by Common Sense Media in 2005
* "Top 10 Innovative Projects" by Technology & Learning Magazine in 2003

External links

* [http://www.thinkquest.org ThinkQuest]
* [http://www.thinkquest.org/library/ ThinkQuest Library]


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