CyberFair Project ID: 5455

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Technicolor Dreamcoat
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Claret School of Quezon City
    Quezon City, NCR, Philippines

6 students, ages 13, 16, 17, 18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 26, 2008. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Classes and Teachers: Mr. Roxan Cosico

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

First, our community is diverse yet unique. It is a melting pot of different cultures, wherein each one is contributing to the diversity of the community. Even though we have certain differences that cause various disputes in our community, in the end we learn to get along and solve the problem calmly.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is about our school play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is one of the most anticipated activities of the school's 40th Foundation Anniversary. Its cast is made up of the faculty, staff, students, and guests. The play was presented last February 1-4, 2008 at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City. The profits from the show and from the various parents and friends of the school that sponsored this event will all go to the funding of the construction of Claret sports complex.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

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

Even though our school’s computer laboratory has adequate computers and internet access, for the success of the project some of the members are confident with their computers at home to use for designing and hosting the site due to various network problems. For the project to be created, a high-end PC is needed, complete with a fast internet connection. In our school, the standards for the PCs are met. This contributed to the speed of the work and efficiency of the web site.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There were problems that our team had faced, such as the unavailability of our resource persons, occupancy of the PCs we needed, lack of time, pressure from academics and continuous deadlines. Some of the persons we had to interview (mainly the cast, the directors and some of the staff) were busy at the time. The only time we were available to use the computer laboratory was recess time, lunch time and after classes. The project schedule was at a time when requirements for the graduating batch were important, complete with the deadlines for our last quarter projects. With such timing, it would surely interrupt our academics. But with time management, proper arrangement and reservations, it was smooth sailing for us.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Changing the world one step at a time, moving forward to the new generation of students who are nurtured not only intellectually but also morally, sharing our community of Claretians who aren’t just intellectual geniuses, but also moral people.

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

Our project fitted perfectly into our school’s guidelines because it was a school presentation. It was for the school’s 40th foundation anniversary and everyone from the play was willing to help us in the project and give us information that we need. We learned many new computer-related skills such as web design, page lay-outing and photo editing, and applied many practical skills which we have learned such as writing, research methods and grammar checking. We practiced teamwork, “all-for-one, one-for-all” mentality, and stressed the principle of fast & detailed work. On the way, we also discovered that our educational system is in dire need of computer literacy, thus the increasing demand for intense computer education, and as students of the new generation, it is our duty to educate the youth of today and tomorrow in today’s new system of education. As we have seen in our school, the internet is a good medium of education because it has the audio-visual capacity to show many topics that we cannot show using traditional methods.

Project Elements

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

We used four workstations in our school. These workstations were high-end computers, complete with our school’s fast internet connection. For the site contents, we used information given to us by the people behind the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat souvenir program and we also searched Wikipedia for additional data to add on the site. For the site layout, we used Microsoft Office FrontPage and Adobe Photoshop. Of all the tools we used, we believe that the most helpful was FrontPage, Photoshop and the workstations because they made the working time shorter and the work progress faster.

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

Contacting important people for their insights on the play was no problem, because some of the stars of the play were our subject teachers. At first, they were wondering what the reason why we interviewed them was. When we told them about the Cyberfair, they were more than willing to help us out with our entry. Personally, this improved our standing as the virtual and real life ambassadors of our community because we were doing efforts to show the beauty of our school play to the world. We hope that our project will become a “virtual ambassador” of our school.

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

We believe that the project will make a difference because it will show that CSQC is more than just a school and our teachers have more than just teaching skills. The unique part of this is that it features a Broadway presentation dome by the school community, a first in theater plays considering most theater plays are performed by famous theater groups. People have learned of this play through our school website, and watched it during the play dates. Among those people, we have established working relationships with other theater people such as actors, directors, etc. and theater fans like us. Our site has received positive feedback from them because it showed the talents of our teachers and fellow students in the Claretian community.

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

Many people, especially the teachers who participated in the play, were more than willing to help us by giving us the information we need for the site’s contents. Let this be our opportunity to thank the following people: The Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Souvenir Program Staff, Ms. Bing Lavara, Mr. Roxan Cosico, Mr. Leo Sapuay, Mr. Jaime Emana, Mr. Mark Gugol, Mr. Anthony Gomez, Mr. Efren Victorino, Mr. Cris Angeles and Fr. Buddy Agualada, CMF for giving an opportunity and some time from their busy schedules for an interview, and to all who supported us in our Cyberfair project.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

While making the site, we discovered many things about our community. Our community has talents which can be utilized to make a good presentation, just like what is shown in our school’s presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Many of us have seen the site as a channel for our talents to bloom and improve. The project would not be possible if it was not for our teamwork and labor management. Also, the play website was one of the many ways that God has planned for us to show our natural gifts. Our page has not yet received any awards or citations, but it sure has received a high percentage of positive feedback. We recommend the project to others because in this way, you discover a lot of new things about your community and learn many new insights in life at the same time.


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