1. Description of Our Community
The community of Riverdale is small close-knit town. In this small town there are many people and groups that effect this community. All of these groups focus on making a good community for their children to grow up in. Being a small town the police and fire department among others, appear in our every day lives. Through the parents, teachers, students, and other citizens of Riverdale, young people have a very positive environment to grow up in. In this environment there are many ways in which the youth can explore various opportunities.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project consists of the necessary ingredients to make a caring community for young people. The theme that we chose is "A Recipe for a Great Community." A recipe card is the starting point for our site. From there you can travel to the other sections of our site. Our website tells a story of the many groups and organizations in our small town and how they work with the young people. We explored the numerous programs and events sponsored by our Police and Fire Departments, our Pistol Team, Women's Club, Emergency Medical Team, Library, and Riverdale Business Association. Our team members met with and interviewed key people from each group and then compiled the information to present to the readers of this site.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Members of the Riverdale School Technology Club completed this project. They meet in our school Technology Lab where we have 23 workstations. All of these workstations are connected to our Local Area Network’s T-1 line.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our biggest obstacle was due to the fact that this was our first year participating in this event. We found out about it late and have not had nearly as much time as we wish we did to create our project. However, due to hard work we feel that we will provide you with a quality project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This experience has gotten our members a greater understanding of the community, and the chance to meet the people that support and make our community go round.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our students were able to learn the skill of web design using HTML. They learned how to create tables and other basic web functions.
This project was an extension of our school. We created this in an after school club. We were able to take a field trip to meet with key members of our community.
This field trip gave students a positive experience in interviewing adults as well as getting a chance to see how many groups in our community function.
As a group we learned that our school staff, and administration were all highly supportive of our efforts. We were given time to leave the building and any additional help we needed.
This was a great experience for our students.