Welcome to the judge training! We are grateful that you’ve chosen to contribute your time to help create an impactful experience for learners across the world. Once you complete this 30-minute training, you’ll be ready to see submissions from our 10,000 participants! You can register here to start judging!
If you have any questions while you take the training, please email email@example.com
This training covers:
- An overview of Technovation Families
- Your role as a judge
- Submissions and their parts
- Using the judging rubric
- Tips on giving constructive feedback
- Judging practice with a mock submission
What judges must do
Judges must complete this short, self-paced online training (approximately 30 minutes) to create a judge account. Create a judge account here.
Judges must commit to reviewing at least five submissions between January 13th-February 13th.
Why be a judge?
- Gain experience providing constructive feedback to participating families
- Help select finalist teams to win a trip to the Technovation World Summit
- Contribute to a global AI for Good movement
At the end of this training, you will sign an agreement and register to be a judge! Signing the agreement lets us know that you have completed the training and are ready to support families from around the world.
Training Videos & Materials
Part 1: Overview
Watch this video to see Technovation Families participants from across the world and hear in their words about why they chose to create an AI invention!
Part 2: Your Role as a Judge
Learn more about why your feedback matters and how you can support families to keep learning.
Part 3: Parts of a Submission
Ready to see what families have invented? Learn about what to expect in submissions here.
Part 4: Using the Judging Rubric
Learn some tips on how to use the judging rubric. Click here to see a detailed rubric for judges to use.
Part 5: Giving Constructive Feedback
Learn how to provide helpful feedback to families, how to deal with common submission issues and find sentence starters for how to begin leaving comments learners.
As a Technovation Families judge, I agree to:
Review a minimum of five submissions
Review each submission with integrity
Provide thoughtful, constructive feedback that is appropriate for a child to learn from on each submission
Click below to accept these terms. Once you click on the button, you will be redirected to create your judge account.
Judging a Mock Submission
As a judge of the Second Season of Technovation Families, you are a part of a movement to empower young people to be problem solvers and leaders! If you would like to learn more about supporting and scoring a family’s submission with the Technovation Families rubric, you can practice judging a mock submission here.
Invention Name: The Plant Doctor
100 Word Description: Living in a city, you experience bad air quality which can be harmful to our health. Having plants in your home can help keep the air clean. This also helps you to not get sick. We found out that many people don’t have plants and wanted to make it easier for people to care for plants. This is why we created an invention, The Plant Doctor, to diagnose plant health and give you tips on how to care for your plant. Since plants are good for your health they are also good for the community’s health.
50 Word Description: The Plant Doctor is a mobile app that uses AI to help people care for their plants. It uses image recognition to analyze photos through the app, and determine if a plant is healthy or not.
Below is a picture of our data set. Our prototype uses image data to determine if a plant is healthy or not.
This photo shows us testing our Machine Learning 4 Kids prototype. This shows that we were able to upload a photo to the app, and it responded that is recognized the plant as Healthy with 86% confidence!
Future Plans: In the future, we want to have our app suggest plants that would work the best in your home! These will be plants that help keep the air clean and also thrive in the type of climate and space you live in.
User Feedback: We had 10 people test out our app by uploading plants that they had in their home. 8/10 users were able to successfully determine whether their plants were healthy or not and receive tips on how to support the plant's survival. Our users told us that they would like to use the app and have it help them choose new plants to bring into their homes.
Images - Team photo and research photo
Practice scoring the Plant Health Identifier as if it were an actual submission. Review the submission materials above and think about:
- What scores would you give for each category?
- What constructive feedback would you provide to this team?
- You can use this worksheet to record your thoughts as you compare the submission to the rubric below
Detailed rubric to use as you consider the mock submission:
Compare Your Scores
Now compare your scores and feedback to how Curiosity Machine scored the same mock submission(Hover over the rubric and scroll down to view all of the sections).
Remember: No two judges will ever agree completely on anything! It’s OK if your scores or feedback were different from the Technovation sample scores.
Did the sample scores above help you think of anything differently?
Important: If you have not yet clicked on the judge agreement above or created your judge account, scroll up and do so now!