CyberFair Project ID: 6671

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Meeting with Rainbow— Goodwill Ambassadors of Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Fes
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Liming Primary School
    Yilan, N/T, Taiwan

10 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 6, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010

Classes and Teachers: Lu Junliang

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Yilan is situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan, and is a county and city with much rain. In the past it was always fondly referred to as “The Area Behind the Mountain.” Ever since the Yilan County Government sponsored such activities as “A Year of Joy in Yilan,” “International Green Exposition of Yilan,” “The Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Festival,” etc. it has striven to promote tourism, letting Yilan no longer be limited to being just a county and city in someone’s impression, but become instead a prime region for attracting numberless tourists to visit and for site-seeing during vacations. Whenever tour buses come rolling into Yilan one after another, tourists sigh in praise of the wonderful landscape of Yilan; as residents of Yilan and custodians of its honor we feel proud, and hope to be able to do our best for Yilan. Therefore, taking as our theme “An Encounter with Rainbow—the Goodwill Ambassadors of Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Festival,” we recorded the course of how we shouldered the responsibility of serving as goodwill ambassadors to host Russian “Rainbow Children’s Dance Ensemble,” to pass on our “love” for Yilan.

2. Summary of Our Project

“The summer of 2010 in Yilan was a season for every child!” Ever since 1996, when the Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Festival was first held, it has convened 14 times and has already become an artistic festival that surpasses normal popularity. Each year it attracts tens of thousands of tourists to visit Yilan County and this simple and welcoming city. This year during the opening ceremony of the 40th session of the International Folk Art Festival Association World Conference (CIOFF®World Conference), it was awarded the “International Folk Art Festival Association” (CIOFF®) certification for being an international art festival associated with the International Folk Art Festival Association World Conference. It is the fourth international folk art festival in Asia to be so designated, and the first designated folk art festival in Asia with a theme devoted to children. But this year we are not only tourists but also goodwill ambassadors with the responsibility to host foreign performing ensembles. It was our honor to host the Children’s Dance Ensemble, Raduga from Stavropol, Russia. Our special topic is based on the myriad of details concerning hosting the Children’s Dance Ensemble, and record this story that transcends region, language, and age, and through a specialized web page, to transmit the deepest thoughts and good wishes to the summer of this year.

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:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

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):

The school provided for student use a T1 internet from China Telecommunications ADSL internet, with a 1.5M broadcast width with a continuous online environment.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Not being able to speak Russian:Fortunately, most of our Russian friends could understand English; Teachers and students had different perceptions of the special research. Although our workload kept increasing with the ceaseless uploading of materials on our web page, our teachers and students all felt proud of their own “accomplishments.”

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We were good at utilizing the opportunity of participating in activities to get to know some individuals, and introduced to them our research project.

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

With regard to our own school, we utilized our flexible time to integrate Chinese, social studies, and synthetic curricula to implement trans-discipline specialized learning, and arranged for members of small groups to make reports on the activities of the goodwill ambassadors of the children’s Folklore & Folkgame festival.

Project Elements

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

Nero Start Smart Telephone Recorder DV Digital camera Scanner Disks Television Portable laptop Internet Computer software Ulead Photo Impact 8 nEO iMAGING Microsoft Frontpage Internet Explorer Microsoft Word 2000(XP) Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Macromedia Flash MX CuteFTP4.0 Windows Movie Maker Microsoft PowerPoint Medi@show

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

As for advertisement, in addition to recording our impressions of participating in the festival in our blogs, we also recorded our cross-regional friendships in our specialized webpage in both Chinese and English to tell our friends around the world the story that happens each summer in Yilan.

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

Participating in the activities of the Folklore & Folkgame festival as goodwill ambassadors let us once again realize the significance of the festival, and also let us come into contact with individuals from different cultures. Whether black, white, or yellow, we all closely relied on each other, and formed the sincerest form of friendship.

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

We need to thank many, many individuals who have helped us over the course of our research. We thank those of you who have taken time from your personal lives to be interviewed by us, who have provided relevant materials so that our research was smoothly completed, as was the work of establishing the web page.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

we deeply felt that when doing anything it should be done with diligence, for it was because of their diligence that we were able to enjoy their exquisite performances. We applauded with the greatest enthusiasm to express our approval. As far as we were concerned, this was a never to be forgotten memory.


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