CyberFair Project ID: 4825

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Terror Day
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: N.C. Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi
    Radauti, Romania, Romania

4 students, ages 18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 7, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2005

Classes and Teachers: Coaja Gabriela, Angel, Iulian, Oana, Paul

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Our team is formed by four students – Piscuc Paul, Olenici Iulian, Horvat Angel and Buliga Oana – and one coordinator – Coaja Gabriela. Like everyone else in the world, we also were shocked by the tragic events that took place on the 11th September 2001. Since then we wanted to create a precise documentation for the Romanian teenagers, so they could fully understand the major impact of these events. Choosing our team members wasn’t that hard, we voluntarily offered to help our classmate Olenici Iulian, who initiated this project. We cooperated easily knowing each other for a long time.

2. Summary of Our Project

People need to understand that our project is strictly informational, having a neutral view on those events. We all know that the events that took place on 11th September 2001 had a great influence on the political, economical, social and religious overviews during the following years on worldwide population. We tried to point something really important in our project, this was the inevitability of a terrorist attacks and the destruction or social damage that it could produce. Our youth have to understand that it is impossible to predict when and where such events might occur so they have to be prepared to face these attacks.

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:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

Internet access was easily put to our disposal at school because we have a full schedule everyday and we couldn’t find the necessary time to work on the project. We made numerous tests of our webpage so that we would be as satisfied as possible and hopefully the site visitors would enjoy it as well.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We didn’t face too many problems until the finishing touches of the project. Although information was gathered quite easily, small problems occurred; some of the materials were hard to find, but in the end we managed to complete it successfully.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

As soon as the students found out about our project they were really intrigued by it and wanted to see our work and give us some advice. In the end they were real happy with what we had done and suggested students from other schools to view our project.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Our project was directed to the world wide security and especially for the Romanian population which should be perfectly aware of the terrorist danger. Our idea was immediately supported by our school because it offers information for our school's students and also for the Romanian population. Each of us, the project collaborators, had a lot to learn from this experience; things like web searching, web design, more information about terrorists and the threat they represent. We helped each other every time we here in need of it. Our group acquired knowledge about terrorist danger and we changed our mentality about this continues threat. Terror Day has had a tremendous success in our school because of its variety of information and the things students can learn from it. We were aware of our school educational system and we have learned that we have an important influence as role models for the younger generation. Internet learning has been a lot more effective than traditional methods because students can find information faster on the internet.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

During the development of this site we used the tools and technologies that our school offered. Among these we can enumerate the school's computers, the necessary software needed for the development of the site, the most useful program of all was PHP Designer because it incorporates the latest technologies in web design.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We have informed all our school's students and asked for help, additional support and ideas for the project. Our team also did a questionnaire based on the attack from September 11th 2001. A drawing gallery will take place in our school referring to those events towards which students were very cooperative and supportive.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Hopefully our project has influenced and will continue to influence people in our community in a receptive way so that most of them will be fully aware of the amplitude of those events. As we said before, we hope that this web page will inform our community about the dangers of terrorists and the acts they commit. Considering the fact that the project is in its primary state we don't think it has reached a world wide scale, but soon enough we hope it will. People who have access to the internet have mostly visited our web site so they could learn more about terrorism. We received positive feedback for our project and it has helped our visitors with complex information.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

It has been said before that there was a variety of people who helped us to the development of our web site. The collaborators to our project gave us new ideas and possible web links were we found new information for the site. We thank our classmates who were the most involved in our project, and of course all the other students and teachers from our school who participated in the creation of the site. We would especially like to thank Roman Dimitrie - arts teacher - who initiated the drawing competition, Botic Narcise - psychology teacher - who helped us in the creation of the questionnaire, Dumitras Virginia - German teacher - who helped us in the translation of the text, Coaja Gabriela - computer science teacher - who coordinated us in completing this project.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

During the questionnaire we were surprised to discover that some people didn't hear about the events from September 11th 2001. A thing that had us by surprise during the project was the fact that we could so easily do team work overcoming any problems that occurred.


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