CyberFair Project ID: 6681

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: We Have Only One Earth
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: school
    chengdu, Sichuan, China

4 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009,2010

Classes and Teachers: Zhao shubin

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Linxi Community, Xilai Town, Pujiang County, Chengdu City. Our community is the centre of Xilai old Town, which the core area of the community is the district of the old town. The resident population is increasing with the opening of the old town. Now the tourism is developing, so it’s under construction.

2. Summary of Our Project

The purpose of this activity is to unite the development of local economy with environment protection. We need develop, but at the same time, we have to protect the environment and broadcast the protection of environment and health. So we should do from the little thing around us. Meanwhile, we need to enhance the reputation of Xilai old Town and let more people to know it.

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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

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):

There has computer classroom in school, including 30 computers. We have ADSL broadband and speed is 1.5M.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We meet many difficulties in the work, such as: the conflict of time. We had classed in the day. When we were after school, it was going to dark. And the light was not good enough, so we had problem of taking pictures. When we had classes, the interviewees were working; when we were after school, they got off work also, so we couldn’t find them. And shops closed and so on. In order to interview someone and take good pictures, we had to interview them on weekends.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The old town has old tradition, old stories, traditional culture, and rich local special products. But much rubbish is produced during the construction in the old town. So we need to protect environment for our health. Everyone needs to do something for the future of our earth which makes our earth be young forever and be a beautiful home for human being.

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

In order to study and work well, we have to schedule. We use weekends to work out of the campus. So we can improve our network skills and the ability of collecting and handling information, which you can’t learn from books. We contacted interviewees by telephone. We got first information by looking up information, doing tourism survey, and interviewing companies and so on. We used Photoshop to process pictures with the help from teachers.

Project Elements

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

Computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, portable hard disks, scanners

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

We had all- directional interviews of the old town with the efforts of the team members and we had a very warm reception from the local residents and leaders of the town. Although we meet difficulties, all team members overcame the difficulties and finished the job successfully. We broadcast the relationship of earth, environment and life to make people cherish their lives and environment.

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

We all understand the importance of the environment by broadcasting. When we develop the economy, we must protect the environment. We contact with the leaders of the town and they gave us great support who agreed us to become local volunteers of protecting environment.

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

The residents of community and officials of government in town were initiative to attend our interviews and gave us conveniences for collection information.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We got lessons from this activity: you need have a plan before doing something in order to do it well. And also you will not forget the detail. Be serious; do not worry, you will finish the job successfully by planning.


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