CyberFair Project ID: 5830

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Tri-Challenge
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Kang-Chiao Bilingual School
    Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

12 students, ages 11~12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 19, 2009. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007

Classes and Teachers: Jean Yang and Shumin Wu

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Kang Chiao Bilingual School is located in Shindian, Taipei County. The School strives to provide a bilingual, experimental and nature-loving environment for students to succeed in a global society. It is the most essential and significant task for students at Kang Chiao to discipline and develop their stamina, and the Kang Hsuan triathletes have set an excellent example for them.

2. Summary of Our Project

Triathlon is an endurance athletic contest in which participants compete without stopping in three successive events, including long-distance swimming, bicycling, and running. The Kang Hsuan triathletes are amateur, enthusiastic and devoted Kang Hsuan staff members who enjoy the delight of challenges.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

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

The students work on their own web pages after class or school on their own, and the IT department also supports them and provides various assistances.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.Building a common consensus - team members need to reach mutual understanding and the sense of responsibility in order to work together on the project. 2.Seeking parental support – the research itself is very time and effort consuming. Therefore, an orientation targeting the parents is required to earn their support. 3.Scheduling interviewees- Most interviews were done through emails, phone calls and personal contacts. 4.Dictation and manuscript – before and after the interviews, there were various kinds of editing and organization that need to be done. It was not only difficult but important. It also takes much patience and willpower to accomplish the task. 5.Technical issues – members need to learn digital editing and many other related techniques. They also need to work in smaller groups and discuss various issues to be able to put things together.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

It takes great endurance, willpower, mental and physical strength to become a triathlete. The stories behind the fifteen Kang Hsuan triathletes not only tell about their experiences, but also prove that great possibilities lie ahead for those who strive to cooperate and make it through the challenges.

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

7 Subject Areas 1.Language--Writing, interviewing, and public speaking. 2.Math--Producing charts and graphs using Microsoft Excel. 3.Social Studies--Designing and conducting interviews organizing manuscripts Science--Learning and understanding the equipments. 4.P.E.--Contributing to the implementation of mini-triathlons Participating in mini-triathlons 5.Liberal Arts--Learning basic techniques of photoimpact?Photoship?Photocap 6.Activities--Organizing and processing data.Working cooperatively as a group Educational Issues 1.Technology--Researching, collecting, processing and editing data and information. Sharing and communicating with group members. Keeping records. Saving data and information. Producing web pages. 2.Career planning--Experiencing mini-triathlon Learning through experiences. 3.Projects--Learning and using various research methods.

Project Elements

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

1.Phone &Email--Inviting and communicating with interviewee. Collecting information and photos of the triathletes. 2.Internet--Researching previous award winning projects. Collecting information of Triathlon contests. Sharing and communicating with group members. 3.Personal Computer--Processing and editing data. Producing web pages. 4.Digital Video--Videotaping the interviews and Kang Chiao Triathlon Contests. 5.Printer--Printing outlines, questionnaires, notification… etc. 6.Flash Disk--Saving and keeping personal or temporary information. 7.Digital camera--Keeping records of routine work and special moments. 8.Voice recorder--Keeping records during interviews. 9.Software--PhotoImpact 12, Frontpage, Dreamweaver 8, Word, excel, FTP, IE… etc.

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

Members of this project have to do substantial quantity of research and reading first. After the interviews, they publish the organized data and manuscript on school website. They also put up posters on bulletin board outside classrooms and in the hallway. They even participate in Mini-Triathlons and made a website called Extreme Challenge Triathletes to further introduce the Kang Hsuan triathletes in order to promote the sport.

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

Triathlon is no longer an extreme sport, but also on its way to transforming into part of the culture in Kang Chiao.

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

Ms. Chien from Kang Hsuan:providing former data and information; supporting the scheduling of interviews. Hong-Yang, Manager from Kang Hsuan:providing former photos of triathelets in training 15 Triathelets:sharing experiences and first-hand information Wail Hsu:providing photos of former contests Director Yu:helping with proofreading Dr. Tsai of Metabology for kids:verifying and proofreading the feature on the article about Triathlon’s nutrition Dr. Chan of Rehabilitation:verifying and proofreading the feature on the article about Triathlon’s base requirement. Jamie’s mother:offering interview locations and refreshments

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

At the beginning of the project, triathlon seemed very extreme and distant. And yet as the project proceeds, the members have learned that is it much more than just an extreme sport. It is the sense of accomplishment and self-challenging that turned the triathletes into men of great drive.


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