ictQATAR and CNA-Q Announce Winners of Digital Star Competition

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Winners of the Digital Star Competition

ictQATAR and College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) held their second annual Digital Star Competition on March 20, 2010, with students and teachers from across Qatar presenting ways to incorporate technology into learning.

Winning Students at ictQATAR and CNA-Q's Digital Star Competition Winning Students at ictQATAR and CNA-Q's Digital Star Competition

More than 28 schools took part in the competition, with projects covering a wide-range of subjects, including math, science, Arabic, English, religion and history.

"Technology is changing the learning process worldwide. To reach today's students, true digital natives, it's essential for schools to integrate technology into the classroom. The Digital Star Competition is a great way for teachers to showcase their lesson plans that use technology to better reach students, and to have students share their exciting ideas. In technology, it's often the youth that are leading innovation" said Dr. Ghadah Omar Fekieh, ictQATAR's e-Education Manager.

Nine teams of students and nine teachers were awarded prizes in the competition. For each group, first, second and third place prizes were awarded for Primary, Preparatory and Secondary schools. The winners will be sharing their projects at the upcoming ICT in Education conference on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

The winners were:

Student Competition:


1st Place: Qatar Academy
2nd Place: Al Shahhaniya Model Independent School for Boys
3rd Place: Al Wafaa Model Independent School


1st Place: Al Wakra Preparatory Independent School for Girls (member of Digital Oasis and K-Net, initiatives by ictQATAR)
2nd Place: Doha Modern Indian School
3rd Place: Omar Bin Al Khattab Preparatory Independent School for Boys (member of Digital Oasis and K-Net initiatives)


1st Place:  Doha Modern Indian School
2nd Place:  Al Wakra Secondary Independent School for Boys

Teacher Competition:


1st Place:  Reema Hamad of Al Bayan, Independent School for Girls (member of Digital Oasis and K-net initiatives)
2nd Place: Nehaia Khaled Omar, Bilal Bin Rabah Model School
3rd Place:  Hessa Al Shammari, Al Nahda Independent School


1st Place: Manal Saleem, Al Wakra Preparatory School for Girls (member of Digital Oasis and K-net initiatives)
2nd Place: Ashraf Sabry, Al Ahnaf bin Qais Preparatory Independent School
3rd Place:  Nashat Mohamed, Ibn Khaldoun Preparatory School


1st Place:  Chris Birch, Park House English School
2nd Place:  Sajith Soliman, Doha Modern Indian School
"All of our winners showed immense creativity and illustrated just how powerful technology can be in enhancing lessons and curriculum. It's exciting to have so many schools take part in this competition so they can share ideas and bring the benefits of technology to schools across Qatar," said Dr. Theodore Chiasson, Dean of Information Technology at CNA-Q.
The competition was open to all teachers and students in Qatar. Students were asked to submit digital projects based on lessons taught in their schools showing how the lessons could be improved through the use of technology. Teachers were asked to submit lessons plans that integrate ICT. A panel of judges that included representatives from ictQATAR, CNA-Q and the Supreme Education Council selected the winners.

For more information about the competition, visit the ICT in Education Conference website at www.qatarictconference.org

Winning Teachers at the Digital Star Competition 2010 

Winning Students at the Digital Star Competition 2010