1. Description of Our Community
Pingluo County is located in the north of Yinchuan Plain of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It has Er’duosi mesa in the east, Mount Helan in the west and Yellow River flowing across. The special location and beautiful scenery cultivate well-natured people and culture. Paper-cut is the specialty in our hometown and Mr. Zhang Li-xue is the famous paper-cut expert.
2. Summary of Our Project
With the development of industrialization, paper-cut is on the edge of disappearance. We hope through our project, more people can pay attention on the precious folk culture. We try our best to protect and develop paper-cut culture.
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: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:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our website environment: our school only has one computer room to go on internet. There are many classes in our school. Wr have to go to internet at Mr Yan home on Sundays. For completing the task, she buys a new one. In this way we can be on internet together, which is called “interactive space” by us.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
First, our time is limited. Every one of us has to go to classes as required, and teaches are more tired. We have to make use of Sundays. We do not have spare Sundays for many weeks. Second,difficulties on communication. Our group communicates with Mr. Liu by QQ every week. For the low speed of our internet, we can not upload pictures to FTP. Sometimes, Mr. Yan will transmit our information by QQ or e-mail. It is really annoying that the pictures transmitted through e-mail can not be opened. Third, conquer difficulties. We have heavy load from school study usually, so do the teachers. To complete our webpage all right, we come to teachers home in the afternoon of Friday, and input the articles and diaries into the computer. The teacher encourages us that “Our group is the most one with greatest strength.” And he gives our webpage reasonable plan, which peace our impatience and makes us concentrate on everything. Fourth, the English proficiency: our English is not good enough. For the committee requires English version, we have to turn to the teachers in Qian Xiang Wan Cai. Acknowledgment for them.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We have so many experiences, for making paper cut more popular among people. We suggest art teacher to introduce paper cut into class. And under the support from headmaster, we hold a paper cut match. The people says: I have not seen paper cut for a long time. Hearing such compliments, I know people love paper cut also. We ever get help, support and hope from many people. Paper cut is a traditional culture, which has a long history. When I appears on the window glasses, you will be proud of being a Ningxia person.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Combination of subject research plan nine-year compulsory education Paper-cut artist Zhang Lixue is the plot. Folk paper cau not only combines with history, geography, art, culture, computer, sociality, etc, but also the local education. Paper cut entering the class; the beautiful paper cut stories express the desire to beautiful life. And we learn that group spirit and communication ability are essentials for being the folk culture ambassador.