by Linda Keane
Posted on 7th September 2018 at 2:05 pm
Are you ready to take the Bebras
Applications are open for the 2018 Bebras
Challenge, taking place from the 5th– 16th November, 2018.
Bebras introduces computational
thinking and computer science to students from 8-18 years by allowing them
to solve interactive tasks online. These tasks consist of fun and engaging
short questions that can be answered without prior knowledge of computational
thinking but can uncover a student’s aptitude for the discipline. It teaches participants that computational
thinking is an integral part of solving problems in daily life and aims to
get students excited about computing.
Bebras is an international competition
that takes place in the same two weeks in November in 44 countries. You can
schedule the challenge to take place during any school day between the 5th
and 16th. The top achieving
students across all age groups will be invited to attend a final round in
Maynooth University during Tech Week 2019.
November 2016 => 1,300 participants
November 2017 => 5,717 participants!
Requires no prior knowledge.
Easy to set up – minimal time investment for teachers.
Takes 45 minutes.
Runs two weeks, so many classes can participate.
Provides certificates of achievement for all participants.
It is completed online in your own school.
There are 5 categories from ages 8 to 18.
How to Get Involved:
Each teacher registers as a coordinator online.
A school may have more than one coordinator.
Registrations are approved quickly and you are ready to go.
For more information visit the Bebras Ireland website.
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