1. Description of Our Community
Wenchang Temple is loacted in Xinzhuang District, which is near Banqiao District. Students who want to attend big exams will visit the temple to whorship Lord Emperor Wenchang for good luck on exams. This temple has affected students' studying efficiencies in Xinzhuang District and Banqiao District. Most students believe that they will successfully pass exams by whorshipping Wenchang with the addition of their hard studying. This kind of action has raised the enthusiastic studying for students in these two districts, making the studying atmosphere rise to to people's attention on student education. Furthermore, Xinzhuang District and Banqiao District developed so fast in business and industry in the past.
2. Summary of Our Project
We are going to introduce in detail about the cultural influence, the process of worship ceremonies and the sturctures of the Wenchang Temple. The building of Wenchang Temple presents deep meanings and concepts on exams for Chinese since ancient times. In the process of whorshipping, some items represents different symbols, which bring students success and luck on exams. We also did research fro exam customs on the neighboring countries around Taiwan, such as, Korea, Japan,China and Southeast Asia. Some were much a resemblence to Taiwan's exam customs and others were unique in their own ways.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Computers (including Notebooks) and internet network are provided by our School. More than 10 computers and Notebooks are equipped with high speed ADSL network. Students can work together at the school library for gathering data, analyzing data, writing related articles by themselves and designing website. Students have a fully equipted space for them to meet up in one place.(School library)
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
At first, we had to coordinate the free time among students. They have to study at school for more than 8 hours. Therefore, it's difficult to find free time to get them together. Fortunately, our school's Winter vacation came and this problem seems to be solved. Second, the articles revision and web design layouts were slow. However, we will try to make our pace faster before the due date.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
If you want to see the light, you must first go through the dark. To finish a successful exam, you have to study hard and purchase a peaceful mind.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
To introduce our project, we plan to use easy and simple words, so that students can obtain the knowledge on how to worship and gain a peaceful mind through our website. In edition, students learned many skills in using computer to build websites and images editing. Having corporation and giving assistance to each other is important. By introducting our project, students at school know that it is impossible to have a successful exam without studying hard and having a calm mind blessed by a god. We may understand that using modern technologies with computers are much more influential than traditional ways.