1. Description of Our Community
Hong Kong is an international center. People in this place live a busy life. However, when you really look inside the community, you will find something that makes you to have a feeling of slow and silence and this is Tai Chi. Usually, you can find that the ones who play Tai Chi usually are elderly people. But nowadays, Tai Chi becomes more popular among younger people. Yoga is very popular in Tai Chi, however, foreign people are also interested in Tai Chi which is a Chinese traditional arts.
2. Summary of Our Project
In our project, we will tell you all about Tai Chi in different aspects, such as history, 5 major styles, weapons and applications. In order to let audience to understand more, we also made interview with Tai Chi expert and video clips of demonstration. We hope that you can understand more about Tai Chi and increase you interest towards Tai Chi and Chinese culture.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
As Tai Chi is Chinese traditional martial arts, there are many specific terms in Chinese that are hardly translated. Then, we turned to solve this problem from books and Internet. Finally, most of the terms can be translated.
Due to the large group of teammates, we were hardly to discuss and communicate with all of them. In order to make the process of our project faster, we made a discussion of labour. An coordinator was selected and helped to contact other members when a meeting was going to hold, for example.
Aparts from these, we also faced some technical problems. When we drew a draft for our web, we think some good ideas and designs. However, due to our insufficient skills, we couldn’t make what we want. Luckily, we got the help from our teacher, so that we can make our project so successfully.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We learnt more about our country’s culture. Besides, we learnt how to cooperate with our school and friends.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In computer lessons, we learnt the knowledge of making web page. In this project, we could apply our skills on it and it also fits one of the “16 Habits of Mind” which is our school theme this year.
Through activities and research, we benefit a lot. For activities, we made interview, photo taking and video taking. We can practice oral section of one of our AS Level subjects, the Chinese Language and Culture. Besides, we learnt how to skim reference books and web sites very quickly to search what we wanted. It is good for our comprehension section of the Chinese Language and Culture and Usage of English.
We think that using the Internet for teaching and learning is more effective than traditional methods. Students can get more information from the Internet. With animations and colorful images, students’ interest can be increased.