CyberFair Project ID: 5051

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Return of the Luxurious Mansion
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Affiliated Experimental Elementary Taipei Munici
    taipei, no, taiwan

11 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2006

Classes and Teachers: Chen Chin- Shueh,Feng Chia-Yen

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Located in the area of Taiwan’s power center, the Affiliated Experimental Elementary School of Taipei Municipal University of Education is just 350 meter away from Taipei Guest House. The century old Guest House and school were exclusive for Japanese and Taiwanese bigwigs during Japanese occupation. As time goes by, the Guest House and the school are available for common people nowadays. But the area is still the political, cultural and educational core of Taiwan.

2. Summary of Our Project

Through the monographic topic” The Return of the Luxurious Mansion”, the junior monument detective team of the Affiliated Experimental Elementary School of Taipei Municipal University of Education wish to achieve the goal of introducing the century old mansion to the mass. Most of all, people could know better of the historical meaning and the hardships reconditioning the gorgeous mansion

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:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

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

School: There are 2 School computer classrooms with 72 of computers in all, other administration spend about 100 computers with the computer and class, supply with note type 2 computers which a teacher used, all adopt the optic fibre and host computer room line; There is window2000 one server in the host computer room, Linux one server, Linux 1 server and several servers of other operating systems. In the family: The team members mostly use and download the inquiry that ADSL that 2M uploads 512K carries on the materials and transmission of the file at home. And apply for a webpage space in the school, regard as the webpage and aid the position and network hard disk use with equipment. Teachers and students utilize way that MSN summon for trail immediately, with hold network meeting communicate, file upload and download, insert the way to share to obtain through the materials in the school.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.The difficulties of resource and information obtaining: There is very limited information available for Taipei Guest House. We tried to collect the information in every possible way. 2. The eleven members belong to nine different classes and two different grades. The available time among all members is just two hours per week, for the rest of the time team members met with the teachers respectively. To make us work more efficiently, we established a check online that everyone had to sign up and report about their works everyday. By doing this, everyone know what he or she and others have to do for the day and how far has he or she and others have done. And it’s even harder for us to arrange the time to interview with the architect. 3. Our visit to Taipei Guest House was delayed for almost two months, for the time we planned to visit during October, 2006 wasn’t capable. The Guest House was closed in that month preparing the national banquet. 4. It took us great efforts to find the architect team that repaired the Guest House, because we mistook the foundation arranging the reopen ceremony as the architect team at the beginning.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We present our work through designing our website; we wish to make the architecture and story of Taipei Guest House one of a kind in Taipei and even Taiwan.

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

The Integration of the Project and Nine-year Coherent Education (check on the official name plz) To match up with the school’s theme topic for the Nine-year Coherent Education, “Step Into the City of Taipei”. We made the best use of our community to help the students to explore and admire the monuments; hoping to form the volunteer team for the monuments in the city.

Project Elements

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

Personal computers and laptops are the necessary equipments for the teachers and students in this project, and the Internet is a useful manner for doing research. Digital cameras are used in taking pictures and the pictures can be edited instantly. We used recording equipment when we interviewed others; by doing this we made our research more complete. And our project could be known better by designing a website for it. Moreover, doing everything on the computer and laptop saves the papers and ink that we had to use in traditional research method.

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

Our “Junior Monument Detective Team “members include students, teachers, and parents. Though the well-prepared research, interviewing the architects and the volunteers of the Taipei Guest House, we tried to uncover the mysterious face of it. Furthermore, we did advanced information collecting on the Internet and other channels, and attended the reopening ceremony to know the Guest House more thoroughly.

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

We didn’t realize that architects do more than jut building houses, repairing the monuments is also one of their jobs. It takes more than the professional skills to repair monuments, knowing the history of the building and they way it was built are also important. It’s a surprise for us to see how different the way Taipei Guest House is repaired than other buildings, and the architects treated the building so carefully like a surgeon performing an operation. The business of repairing buildings is just like the monuments they repair, old but not out of time.

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

Architect Cheng-shou Lin spent many of his time teaching and guiding us. Many concepts he taught us came from international seminars, and those information is not available to find on the Internet and books.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

'The Return of the Luxurious Mansion' is not only a research, but also the scheme of cooperation between teachers and students of a national primary school, invite every subject doctor to carry on interview, because their generosity accepts interview, could make us finish this case study, can introduce them to Taiwanese teachers and students, this is our honour.


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