CyberFair Project ID: 6340

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: talent qingshanxiang
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 16-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 17, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009

Classes and Teachers: Hou Xiaodong

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Qingshan town, Datong county, Xining, Qinghai province is located in the Naoshan area with inconvenient traffic. Almost all the villages are in the mountain areas. The economy there is backward and some people still survive on grazing. The agriculture acreage is very limited and the crop harvest is far from satisfaction. It can only secure food and clothing. If they want to get rich, they have to develop tertiary industry or go out to work for others to make up the shortage at home. Under the background of the county that is full of musty idea and lack of labor and capital, there is a talent in Qingshan town, and he is called in He Jiazhuang“the talent in Qingshan”. He witnessed the growth and development of the town. He made contributions to the town by his research and study. He invented plough at first, which made peasants easy to plow. Then, there existed problems in harvest, so he took advantage of his forte to rebuild the selecting machine. Later, the tractor took the place of the selecting machine. At that time, he began to make duralumin doors and windows. In order to make contribution to the development of the upholstery in the town, he handed down the skill to his son, and his son continued to operate the work. Nevertheless, he turned to enter the computer field, doing the copying, shoting work and made VCDs, DVDs, which changed the way to watch. That talent made great effort to change the life style in village. During the activity, we realized the importance of team cooperation and learned how to communicate and trust each other. What impressed us most was that no pains, no gains and unity is strength. Although the process of research was very painstaking, we’ve learned a lot. We have gained the support from school leaders, teachers, students’ parents, and He Shi. We hope to make more people concern the economic development as well as the change in Qingshan.

2. Summary of Our Project

In order to introduce people clearly, we subscribed the whole special topic research into following three orientations. First is related to people’s pictures and data collection. Second is to have interview at the people’s home and villagers. Third is processing all data. The detailed planning is as follows:

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:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Now there has switched in the China Telecom’s 10M fiber, there are 30 computer in the computer classroom can get online at anytime. In the teaching and guiding office and teachers’ electronic office for preparing lessons all have computer to get on line anytime. In the aspect of text access, the school network management center provided a Wave Server as the space for students’ private data and web pages. Our team has four students, because they all lived in rural area with no computer at home and can’t get on line. So the students can only search and communicate online while at school and sort out the data at school.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

What impressed us most during the activity was the entrepreneurial spirit. Nowadays, the material culture is getting rich, and people focus even more on pursuing the substance life, but master He can devote himself to his work with a heart of loving his job and his career with loneliness and bear temper, which impressed students deeply. Love the job you are in, throw himself to the producing career. His enthusiastic never reduce, which inspired the interview students a lot.

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

Secondly, we need to know the interviewee’s working mechanism and advance according to the rules. Gaining information through official way step by step. May be we will fail in inviting, but must obey the rule. We certainly can not achieve it if just go to knock the door directly. The work and study experience tell us that being that rude will only show that you do not know the rules and make your appear unreliable. Then the interviewee will even not willing to accept the interview. Pay attention to the norm when communication and let others know that you are a person know the rules. In fact, that is one of the most regular and effective interview methods. Learning the knowledge of computer video producing during the interview, we are happy to let people know the scholar in Qingshan County. We are acting as a “community ambassador” and let more people have the persistent pursue of career through He Sanyuan master, let more people know scholar in Qingshan County and love their own job.

Project Elements

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

Telephone MP3 Digital camera scanner CD-RW TV Computer Computer software

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

We belong to the same group, and should try to tolerate others internally, be friends eternally even we can’t collaborate forever. Friendship needs cultivation, and every member should try hard to learn from each other and find their strong points. Anyone can get into trouble, so we need to care each other; Everyone has his own weakness, friends as we are, we should remind and warn our fellows; Everyone can’t avoid making mistakes, understanding, of course is needed. Friendship and unity are cultivated, provided that we can do the things mentioned above. Schoolmates need to respect, support, understand each other, and sublimate to the harmony in mind. The equality idea should be built up in mind, as there’s no difference in status, but difference in allocating work. Respecting each other is particularly important, we should understand each other, work hard together. Besides doing the research activity, students have to study at the same time, so they need to use their spare time to interview and collect materials. Every student has different spare time, if one is free, he can go to do his part, and even try to help his partners do their tasks. Every member performed actively in the activity, tried to be kind, warm-hearted, and can tell the good from the bad, correct mistakes, unite schoolmates, as a result, they successfully completed the task.

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

Besides, we also learned how to allocate time reasonably. If we can’t allocate time well, the study work will bother us. In fact, if one wants to do more than others, then he has to pay more time on it. The more we pay, the more we will gain. In people’s life, payment is in direct proportion to gains. We have deep love for Qingshan. We should take care of the things around us. It shows our love to Qingshan even if we do the trifles such as picking up the wasted paper and preventing the adverse phenomena. Once forming good habits we can do so called big things. Then, we won't fear that we can't make contributions to hometown. Students as we are, we should try to learn well now, and make contributions later when we grow up.

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

In the producing of special topic research, firstly we interviewed Hejiazhuang’s Senior He and village committee members, they were sure that there was a scholar in the village. When we got the village committee, they were very happy and said directly to us. “Master He makes the greatest contribution to our village, villagers here all satisfied with him a lot. You should publicize more and let others outside know that he is a practical, hard-working, and painstaking person who serves the people whole-heartedly. He has done a lot of practical works for our village and supports our village committee’s work very much.


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