CyberFair Project ID: 6678

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Nanhai Temple
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Hexi middle school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2008

Classes and Teachers: Li Xiaoying, Li LI

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Located at the upper reaches of the Yellow River, Guide County of Qinghai Province is known as “little Jiangnan on the plateau”, meaning the southern area of China’s Yangtze River famous for its fertile land. The magnificent scenery with remarkble Danxia landform and wetland park attracts a lot of people every year. In resent year, the growth in tourism of Guide is really astonishing. The scenic area of Nanhai Temple is located at the foot of Meici Mountain. It is said that Nanhai Temple built in Late Ming Dynasty, repaired constantly in Qing Dynasty and the Period of the Republic of China. It is one of eight famous scenes of Guide.

2. Summary of Our Project

Guide tourism is now at the stage of development. Many scenes is practically unknown. And with the quicken step of modernization of industry and urbanization of rural area, the ancient buildings are facing an unprecedented threat of continuous loss. By doing research and interviewing a staff from the scenic spot, we fount out the preservation of the local cultural heritage will be good for the development of tourism in Guide. We see it as our responsibility to help spread the idea.

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:none

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

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

To access computer network using ADSL connected by a telephone wire. The Bandwidth speed is very slow.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1, Time was limited. Our school takes in at 7:30 AM and lets out at 18:00 PM. We did not have plenty of time to do the project with our whole heart. Our team mainly did the research during Friday afternoon and Sunday. 2, Inadequacy of the facilities: Because using computers in our school are limited in number, we had very little chance to operate the computer. And a few computers working burdened with slow internet connection, this gave us a hard time in uploading and downloading files. 3, Transportation problem: We had a long way to get to those places, and needed time to go. We took teacher’s car, and everyone squeezed into the car. 4, Poor in English: After we had finished the Chinese part, it was time to translate them into English. But Our English proficiency is not good. We thanked staffs of Town & Talent Company for their guidance.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This was our first time to take part in the CyberFair. We were both excited and nervous. Because we lacked experience, we did not know what we will discuss at first. After much discussion with teachers, we focused on our local tourist resources, selected Nanhai Temple as study object. Deciding on our theme, we began systemically gathering, processing, writing and compiling information. Intently studying let us have different discoveries. As long as you are willing to make mental efforts and physical efforts, you could initiate a sky of your own in whatever you do!

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

In the course of research, we learned that how to communicate easily with others, how to collect material, how to operate computer and visit the website for the information we want, how to design webpage.

Project Elements

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

FrontPage 2003-editing webpage WORD 2003-word processing Flash MX 2004-creating animations photshop 7.0-image processing Internet Explorer-Searching related information FTP Server-upload and download cell phone-Communicating with interviewees and team members Computer-editing text,image and making webpage U disk, HDD-Copy and store related information Digital camera, Digital camcorder-Taking photos, recording the interview

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

Now, looking back, we have traversed a tortuous course. In order to propagandize the Guide, lets more people understand the Guide culture, we went to the local tourism authority to find out the Nanhai Temple, and we had visited to the place to do much of work in the field. After tow months of hard work, we eventually completed our assignment. In spite of tough, we enjoyed ourselves so much. We have acquired much knowledge from many sources besides books. During the project, some kindhearted person helped us, supported us ,and gave us hope. Because of them , more and more people can see the development of Gudie and be fond of Gudie.

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

Participating in CyberFair not only helped us both improve our computer skills and give us skeptical looks, but also discovered more about Guide Tourism. It left our fondness for Nanhai Temple deepened and we had a sense of mission to popularize the history and culture of Guide. Momeover we became more acutely aware that solidarity is power.

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

Besides our friends and our very concerned teacher, we had to ask other people for help. This way, we would like to thank Mr. Wang Xiaoming, the deputy director of Guide County Travel Bureau, for providing us a lot of materials and photo about Nanhai Temple. Mr. Gao Yi, a staff of Guide County Travel Bureau, and workers of Nanhai Temple, shared with us all the relevant details concerning the Nanhai Temple. In addition, we have attained information concerning the history and development of Nanhai Temple from the website.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Participating CyberFair gave us a deeper understanding of homeland in which we live. We found that natural beauty provide the mystery and wonder of Nanhai Temple. We called on people to preserve the Nanhai river which is a perfect gift of nature. Via this activity, we understood that no matter what you do, you must do it with great effort. As long as we strive to, we felt no regret.


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