Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair
Digital Video Project Scoring Guideline

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Content The project has a clear focus related to the chosen topic and one or more of the following elements; reflects broad research and application of critical thinking skills; shows notable insight or understanding of the topic. Excellent evidence of student learning and efforts are reflected in studentís project. The project has a clear focus related to the chosen topic and one or more of the following elements; reflects broad research and application of critical thinking skills; shows notable insight or understanding of the topic. Excellent evidence of student learning and efforts are reflected in student's project. There is focus that is maintained throughout the project. The project presents information in a accurate and organized manner that can be understood by the intended audience. Adequate evidenced of student learning and efforts are reflected in studentís project. The project has a focus but may stray from it at times. There is an organizational structure, though it may not be carried through in a consistent manner. There may be factual errors or inconsistencies, but they are relatively minor. Less than adequate evidence of student learning and efforts are reflected in studentís project. Content Score is

Layout/
Design

Organization of presentation is excellent. Transitions add to the viewer's understanding of the topic. Titles are added to enhance understanding. Storyboard shows progression. Sequence of project components is clear and evident. Transitions provide easy movement from one scene to another. Titles are used and add to the video's flow. Storyboard shows general outline. Adequate preparation and sequence is shown. Transitions are adequate. Titles are present. If storyboard is present, it shows the project in a broad outline. Either lack of preparation or illogical sequence. Transitions are choppy or distract the viewer. Titles are not present or distract from the overall video. Does not have a storyboard. Layout/Design Score is
Technical
Elements
The camera work is smooth and the focus is crisp. Sound and visual files are distortion free. Transitions are timed for smooth movement between scenes. Titles are legible. There are few technical problems, and none of a serious nature. The camera work is generally smooth and the focus is usually crisp. Sound and visual files are mostly distortion free. Transitions provide a smooth movement between scenes. Titles are mostly legible. There are few technical problems. The camera work may be choppy or panning is too fast. Sound and visual files may have some distortion but it doesn't distract the viewer. There are some technical problems, but the viewer is able to follow the presentation. The camera work is choppy and the scenes are blurry or panning is too fast. Sound and visual files contain significant distortion. Transitions are awkward between scenes. Titles are illegible. Technical difficulties seriously interfere with the viewerís ability to see, hear, or understand content. Technical Score is
Appearance The project compels the audience's attention. The project is interesting to an audience beyond the students who created it. The project is interesting to the students who created it. The project is lacking in its ability to create interest. Appearance Score is

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