CyberFair Project ID: 5769

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Xiama
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Xidatan minddle school
    Lanzhou, Gansu, China

3 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2009. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2008

Classes and Teachers: Changrong Yan

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our place is the xiama, part of the Tibet area including other town and county. we take the xidatan as the basis and point.

2. Summary of Our Project

In our life area, there are different people and habbit and other culture. Our work is mainly on the marriage, culture and welcome, showing the magic xiama to the world about its unique and deep culture..

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

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

telephone 1M wideband. The difficulties we meet and overcome

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1 lack of experience 2 lack of sufficient fund. 3 tight time and taking the leisure time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

where there is a will, there is a way.

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

This research will lead the school to change the learning way, providing the full development to the students. Our research itself is the process, the research will be the project to our school.

Project Elements

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

We use the telephone TV DV and camera, scanner, software, books, newspaper, survey interview to finish our research. We use DV and camera to record the time, get the first hand material through the material, computer software, and interview. We take the school internet resource, computer and camera. We get the donation from shanghai society research house. The most valuable tool is the camera and computer. Computer tech is most valuable in the speed and search.

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

In order to finish the plan, we interview plenty of the farmers and area. all the farmers are very interested in the activity, and giving the cooperation and support. they said: as long as we can show the homeland, and let the xiama go to the world, promoting the local development.

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

Our plan is to dig the local source to the world, and the more about the xiaya people. They all aware that there word and action is the part of their local culture. They are proud of their homeland culture. In the long term, people culture experience the communication.

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

Our theme get the support from all people, they all happy for it. Their communication are more and more closer, nankai university and xibei teacher school once explore our webpage, and then introduce to the students and friends.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Through our themed research, we find the culture is wide and deep. But many culture is hidden in the forest waiting us to dig it. In the future we will try to focus on the culture for big contribution to the culture.


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