CyberFair Project ID: 5405

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Red spirit in Ningxia
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Huinong Middle School
    Shizuishan, Ningxia, China

10 students, ages 10-13 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 24, 2008. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2008

Classes and Teachers: Zhang hua,lv Xiuqing,Zhou Lirong

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Huinong Distric locates in the northest of Ningxia Hu Automomous Region. There are three villages and three towns here. With the area of 1088 square kilometers, the population is 209 thousand. In February 2004, approved by the State Council, the original Huinong County was cancelled and became Huinog District in Shizuishan City. Richly endowed by nature, Huinong District has natural resources. National road 110 and 109, highways and railways go across the district. There are networks of traffic and telecommunications. Infrastructures such as water, heating and electricity are well constructed There are 888.7 thousand mu of cultivated area. There are more than 150 thousand mu to be developed in large scale. Industry of goji is one of the three pillar industries of Huinong Distric, which has bring a lot of benefits to the local people.

2. Summary of Our Project

Goji is one of the five treasures in Ningxia which is famous at home and abroad. It was first planted in the south of Ningxia. In the early times of the last century, gojis have been planted in Huinong Distric. Due to the peculiar soil and climate, the gojis here are of best quality. As the native people, we have deep affections towards goji and make our research on this topic.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

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):


4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Arrangement of time between interviewers and interviewees;Safety problem ;Different understanding of teachers and students

5. Our Project Sound Bite

With the topic of goji, we hope the students can improve their ability to collect materials, sort out materials and design webs. Under the guidance of the teachers, the students explore enthusiastically.

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

There are three teachers in our team, two of whom teach information technology and have computers. They can provide their computers to students. Most of the students in our team are graduating students, so they often try to find time to work for the competition. They have also learned a lot. Our difficulties This is the first time for us to attend this competition, so we are very experienced and the horizon is not broad. We are not so familiar with the research and web design, but all of us fell that as long as we have done our best, we can get what we want.

Project Elements

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

Aodbe Photoshop Microsoft Frontpage Microsoft Word 2000 Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Macromedia Flash MX CuteFTP4.0 Windows Movie Maker Microsoft PowerPoint Nero Start Smart Laptop Computer Internet mp3 DV DC Telephone

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

Nowadays, the purpose of education is to train the students love their hometown and other people and train their various abilities. With the topic of goji, we hope the students can improve their ability to collect materials, sort out materials and design webs.

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

The web design competition is a lesson to improve our ability in comprehensive practice. It emphasizes the experiences such as those of setbacks. While the young people in modern society lack the relevant experiences. In concept, some leaders and teachers have not realized the importance of the experiences. This competition gives us an opportunity to realize nature, society and ourselves, as well as the ability to cooperate and communicate. It gives us an opportunity to learn how to settle the problems. The teachers and students have a different opinions towards us. They have realized the importance of practice from our change, especially the maths teacher of Wu Li who have also felt the change of Wu Li. The leaders of our school will hold more activities to train the students.

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

Du Tiancai: headmaster of Huinong Middle School The purpose of our education is to train students in all aspects and make them show their love towards the hometown. The theme of the competition is consistent with the purpose of our education, so we support the activity and do what we can to help them. I hope they can win in the competition.

Wei Guijun: vice master of Huinong Middle School

Ren Jinchai: driver of Huinong MiddleSchool As a native in Huinong District, I love my school as well as my hometown. I am very happy to see the students also love our hometown. I safely take them out and bring them back, which is my responsibility. They are making their contributions to the hometown, and I am also trying my best to do my job. Yan Yongning: director of the cooperative of goji in Huinong Distric Our cooperative is responsible for the exchange between farmers and enterprises and among farmers. It provides relevant service before, in and after the production such as the plantation of gojis, employment of labor to pickgojis and contact with enterprises to enhance the production of gojis, to bring benefits to farmers. I want to build more factories and process the gojis in detail. I am contacting with the investors and hope my dream will come true.

Mr. Wu: leader of exhibition center of goji Ningxia is the hometown of goji, as well as the place where the goji was first planted and has best quality. There are more than 500 years of plantation of gojis. Thanks to the peculiar environment and climate, the quality of gojis here is better than any other place. Ningxia is the only base of medical gojis in our country. I give my support to students who design webs to let other people know the specialty here.

He Yongzhen: farmer of gojis in Huinong District I have planted gojis of more than 50 mu and get about 1000 yuan per mu. The gojis can be harvested in the following twelve years after plantation. Great changes have taken place in my family and we become richer than before. I am very happy to be interviewed by students who want to let other people know gojis in Huinong. I will do what I can to help them.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The villagers interviewed by us impress me much. They warmly welcome us and support us. They are very hospitable. They hope their gojis can be sold abroad so that they will become rich. I love my hometown and I am proud of it. As a native, I should do my best to make my contributions to my hometown.


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