1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
To complete this project we used a variety of tools and resources. This list includes libraries, books, newspapers, pamphlets, brochures, oral interviews, scanners, telephones and computers. These tools helped us get the information needed to complete our website. We found that our most valuable tools were the ones that helped us the most, and they were the pamphlets and brochures provided by the Canadian Red Cross. Also, the computers and scanners that we used were vital to making the final product.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
As ambassadors for our CyberFair project, we often found ourselves head over heels, running back and forth and gathering information from various people. Although it was a strenuous task, we did find the experience to be very rewarding. We spoke to many people, through the telephone, and in person. Through talking with new friends at the Canadian Red Cross, we learned a great deal about this organization, how it helps our city, and most of all, the importance of people helping one another.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
We feel that by creating this project and putting it on the Internet, we hope to influence the world to do good by seeing what the Red Cross has done and continues to do. Our intent was to inform the public of our community and the services Red Cross provides. Many people aided in the construction of this site, and friendships and bonds have been built. We enjoyed making this project and have learned much. The sense of accomplishment is great, and we hope people will profit from reading our information.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Our project would not have succeeded without the generous help and assistance given by our friends in the community. Some of our younger friends have drawn pictures for us to contribute to this endeavor and to display the sense of togetherness the community gives. Thank you also to the Flemingdon Park Red Cross Branch who provided us with much of the information used here. Of course, nothing would be possible without our loving parents who guide us and without our teachers who make learning fun. Thank you all!
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
In a big city such as Toronto, one would think that there is some alienation between people. During the past few months, however, we learned that even in this fast-paced, technological world of today, Toronto still retains its integrity as a warm and hospitable community. We received a lot of generous support from everyone at school, at home, and at the Canadian Red Cross. Without their help, we would never have gotten this far.