1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
We used pencils, pens, clipboards, and paper to write facts when we interviewed people. We used computers, AlphaSmarts, Microsoft Word, and laptops for typing facts. We used the scanner to scan the pictures and drawings. Our class used big boards on wheels and tacks so the other classes could add there work to it and check it. People like Mr. Hossain and Mr. Warkentin know a lot of facts so they gave us a lot of facts about their businesses.
We took special pictures with the camera. The white board we used to make a list so we knew what to do and we checked our tasks when we were finished. The LCD projector was used for typing what we can buy with 100tk and for making our Website.
We also used Adobe Photoshop for the writing of Bangladesh on the map, Email to talk to Mr.Warkenton to arrange the trips and have him check our Sally Ann facts, Dreamweaver for making the Website, iPhoto for editing our photos, the bus for going to the field trips (SallyAnn, Grameen Check, and Vegetable vendor), brains for thinking, and Safari and Explorer for researching. --Byung Chul, Maanal, Adit and Jason
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We told people at the businesses that we visited about our project that what we are doing. We told our parents about our project and our teachers wrote letters. We also wrote about the project in our class newspapers. We wrote thank you’s to the people who helped us. We shared our “Dreams for a Fair Future” song at an assembly.
We will present our project at an assembly March 22 for students, and we will invite parents, people we interviewed and people who helped us. We are advertising our Website with posters at school and we will share it in the Shamachar (our school newspaper), telling students and parents at AISD they can see our project and go to www.gsn.org to see what kids all around the world did.
We will E-mail our Website address to our families and friends, pen pals, the Salvation Army headquarters and other Salvation Armies, Professor Yunus, other people who helped us, and fair trade organizations and other organizations we listed on our 'Websites to Visit' page. Finally, we will link this Website to our school Website. – Charlotte, Tate, Andrew and Melissa
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
This project might make a difference to the people who visit our Website because then those people will try to make the world fair. We hope to teach them how to make responsible choices for a fair future so the word will go on and people will be healthy and happy.
We hope people around the world will see the good things businesses like Sally Ann and Grameen Check are doing, and that these places will grow so more underprivileged and handicapped people will learn skills. They will able to use their skills in the villages even if they leave places like Sally Ann and Grameen Check. –Byung Chul, Faraaz and Andrew
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
A lot of people helped us. Mr. Warkentin talked with us at Sally Ann, Ms. Ontora spoke at Grameen Check, and Mr. Hossain talked to us about his food stand.
Ms. Warkentin helped arrange our field trip to Sally Ann. Ms. Helal called Grameen Check so we could visit, and she confirmed some of our facts and taught us about hartals in Bangladesh. Ms. Rahman also helped us understand Hartals.
Our parents, cooks and bearers helped us with the 100 taka surveys.
Mrs. Ali, Mrs. Edward, Mrs. Bowen, Ms. Atiya, Mrs.Shayer, Mrs. Khan and Mrs. Ahmed went on our field trips with us and some helped us translate. Our classmates, including Afeed, also helped us translate.
Our classmates helped each other a lot. We had a lot of experts, like scanners, photographers and photo editors.
Ms. Abeda helped us put our Website on our server and she helped us make sound files. Mr. Ratliff also helped us with sound. Ms. Miracle helped us with computers, and Ms. Dietz helped us make the Website.
Our bus drivers Mr. Sheikh, Mr. Sikder, and Mr. Akbar helped us visit places. Ms. Magenheimer helped us with resources.
Our classmates, parents, Ms. Hill, Ms. Meisner, Ms. Bell, Ms. Dietz and Mr. Warkentin helped us edit our work.
Dr. Yunus will help us when he’s able to speak with our classmate.
Thank you to everyone who helped us!
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
It’s fun putting stuff on the Internet because you know someone will see your work so it feels good. --Shurjo
CyberFair is like worldwide! It’s not like “who cares.” We have to work really hard. It was fun doing CyberFair. --Ezaz
I liked that we got to learn about companies and that we got to interview. Some of my questions were easy to answer and some were difficult. --Arfan
I learned that Sally Ann is a short form of Salvation Army. --Vib
I think CyberFair is really fun especially interviewing and getting information. --Asar
I learned Professor Yunus created Grameen Check and the other Grameen things. He created a special kind of yogurt that has all kinds of vitamins and calcium for kids in the villages. --Adit
I learned converting photos is quite okay because I like using computers. There were so many pictures I hoped there was an easier way. The good part was the shortcuts were quite easy to know. I learned a new one: apple, option, shift, s to save for the web. --Marcello
I had a surprise. I didn’t know Sally Ann’s things were handmade. –Andrew
Other kids might be interested knowing that Sally Ann handicraft stores were first made in Bangladesh and how smart of them to teach women a skill to have. They will still have a skill to use even if Sally Ann falls down. --Byung Chul
I got surprised when I saw that in Sally Ann’s one of the cashiers didn’t have some fingers on one hand but she could use the mouse and click buttons on the computer with that hand. --Faraaz
It was interesting that the handicrafts and furnitures and clothes are handmade at Sally Ann, because most of the shops use machines to make crafts. –Seung-Mo
I didn’t know Sally Ann waffles tasted so good! --Warsame