1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
We have 3 "good" computers connected to Internet in our classroom, so we splitted the jobs into groups and did most of it at home and just put it together at school. We would not succeed without telephones because we had to call each other a lot during the research. Internet was the main source of out information but the dictionary was our "bible" for past few weeks. We had to translate the texts. We used few articles from few magazines that were really good to put onto our web site. Each teem member has a personal computer with Internet connection at home, so we could do this researh with minimal problems. The most valuable tools were computers with Internet connection and dictionary of course. Whole job was done on the computer(getting information, writing it, building a web page etc.), but dictionary was the tool without which our web site would not be done. We used modern software, but we were based on HTML programming so that did not even matter. Internet was the most helpful technology because we used it in 80% of our research and project building.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Economical status of Bosnia is not on a high level. These information will raise awarenessabout that, and of course, teach people about current situation in the country. Sudents did a great job preparing all this material and they are now aware about this situation and they have knowledge about Bosnia and about importance of international affairs. These students are more that prepared to promote Bosnia, teach people about it and represent our country proudly. Other students supported us and commented our work. Those comments were positive, and we are glad about it. We are all proud of the web we built and we are planning to stay together as a team and renew it and work even harder on it, ouside of this contest.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
We think this project is very positive and it has a teaching content. It is not smoething that has to change poples mind, but to teach them about Bosnian's economy. Maybe, when people in chage see how low the level of Bosnian economy is, they might do something about that. But they know it and they are working on it and progress is expected. Basicly this site is created to show the world the situation in Bosnia. People, not only from our community but from whole world, learnt and will learn from this web site. Our web site is up on Interned hardly fo 24 hours but we expect it will be visited at least by 5 people every day. We are still expecting feedback and comments, but we recieved werbal comments from school stuff and students. They say that this site is great source of information for their papers and homeworks, and they could learn from it what they did not know. They found it very interesting.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Most of the suggestions came from our students and teachers and team members. We all worked on the idea, organization and building this project. Some students, ouside of the team helped us to find information and material. Our web designer received help about web designig and HTML coding from ou friends that are good at it. Whatever they did to help us, even if it were the words "we can not help you" or "we do not know", we thank them so much. We tahnk all of them who said they liked our web site because that was the best tu hear.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
This project was great fun to us all. It was great experience and a bound-making excitement. We learnt about Bosnian economy so many things and we are very happy to teach people those things and that is the greatest thing of this project.