The Georgia 4-H Communication and Technology Team’s goal is to increase the use of computer technology in 4-H including videography, video editing and production, the maker movement, photography, podcasting, webcasting, graphic design, app development and use, writing, blogging, web development, web and technology program delivery, GIS / GPS and Geocaching, communications, computer programming, and teaching and training 4-H’ers to better the Georgia 4-H Program. The team works on several ongoing projects and new projects including Digital U senior citizen technology education with the AT&T grant, 4-H videos/videos (the team won the National No Bull Challenge video contest this past year), 4-H News and Events App, Graphics, Videos, Podcasting, the Need-a-Computer Project, developing web sites, increasing use of communications at 4-H events including instagram, Twitter, webcasting, etc., geocaching, news articles, snapchat filters, adopting new and emerging technologies and more. The team provides a tremendous amount of experience as well as varied new and innovative learning experiences paired with 4-H fun.
4-H’ers need not be an expert in any area to apply. Selection criteria require that students:
• Must be in grades 7-12
• Receive county office approval of application
• Exhibit interest or skills in one or more of the following areas:
o Maker movement
o Video – filming, editing, producing, etc.
o Social media and social networking
o Web page design
o Apps and app development
o Training/teaching skills (especially peer teaching and senior citizen teaching)
o Graphic design
o GPS/ GIS knowledge or interest in learning about GPS/GIS
Expectations of the 4-H Communications and Technology Team members include attending the winter retreat on January 20-21, 2018 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and any special team project weekends as assigned. Team members must also complete a certain number of assigned team projects and maintain communication throughout the year and must have email and computer access and be willing to check email every other day. Team members must be able to work independently as well as with a team and be willing to teach workshops/sessions at various 4-H events as needed.
Many team activities are donor or grant funded. However, there will be some costs associated with attending team retreats and other costs will apply for those interested in attending special events such as the 4-H FilmFest.
Applications for the 2018 team are available at the Gordon County Extension/4-H website. Applications are due Tuesday, December 19th, and team selection will be announced on or before Monday, January 8, 2018. Please contact the Gordon County Extension/4-H Office at 706-629-8685 for more information.