CyberFair Project ID: 6686

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Gastrodia Elata
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: school
    Guangyuan, Sichuan, China

5 students, ages 16-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010

Classes and Teachers: Guo xuliang,Wen paizhang

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Qingshan which boast a rich vegetation and lots of precious herb medicine is located at rhe northern boundary of the Sichuan basin , with a climate of subtropical monsoon featruing appropriate precipitation , temperate temperature and four seasons . It is worth mentioning that gastrodia elate is the local speciality with the GES( Gastrodia elata Bl. f.glauca S.Chow) the best among them .

2. Summary of Our Project

We deeply recognized the breeding , cultivation , maintainance , harvest , processing , store , transporation and marketing situation of gastrodia elata , a speciaty in Qingshan . Students not only learnt relevant knowledge but built their determination to promote the development of this distinctive industry with our website , thus making more contribution to the progress of the Qingshan economy.

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):

As we moved to the new school which was funded by the Zhejiang provincial government for a short time , many facilities in our school were not perfect , especially the training base which was not put into use to date , We equipped three temporary computers which were connected with internet with 2MB ADSL broadband . however , pur difficulties were temporary.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Firstly , lack of experience . We pleaded help from our brother school with internet communication to scan the past winning works. Secondly , facility shortage and unstable network . We made full use of the products donated by the companies and the old equipments from our original school to finish our project to attend this Cyber Fair and connected network after contacting the local Telecom. Thirdly , limited time . we used our weekends and leisuring time to interview and do the paperwork as students had heavy school work and school had many things related to the moving . Fourthly , far interview site . We required our students the spirit of tenacity and mental preparation before interview as gastrodia elata grew in the mountains and forests which were usually far from our school.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We got an envious prize out of expectation in the Cyber Fair last year . We had experience as follows : to begin with , students in Qingshan mastered the modern tools well with their wisdom . Secondly , students tried their best to fulfil what they had determined as they had high sense of responsibility and ambition. In addition , they had strong sense of cooperation , tenacity ,unselfish dedication and will to overcome difficulties . Meanwhile , they were humble to learn , to ask and to improve themselves . Lastly , we could make more people know Qingchuan , paid attention to the disarstrous areas , helped enterprises through our website , thus promoting the rapid economic development.

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

Students made full use the practice class to promote the products in Qingchuan with their knowledge by getting to know the local specialty and local economic status . We also required students to make better serving the local economy as their studing goal and the ideal to change destiny with knowledge and make fortune led by talents in the future . Students visited the local large scale gastrodia elata cultivation company and the largest catering base , chun guang jun ye com.LTD. Based on the school arrangement , students in the Cyber Fair had to do their best in the Cyber Fair and write a social practice report as this was a precious chance to practice .

Project Elements

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

Hardwares:computer , digital camer , USN, notebook Softwares: Dreamweaver , Photoshop , Microsoft Word , flash , ?Internet Explorer, ACDSee, Ftp Networks :CISS , E-mail . online forum , FTP Server , ADSL

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

As the consequence of mountaineous landform ,Qingshan had a block transportation and backward economy , suffering from the severe earthquake , therefore , it has a lack of underatanding of advanced technology , we determined to offer a bridge to the company to show the company with this Cyber Fair , thus promoting the GES to walk out of the mountain towards market . Firstly , enable more people in companies to know the positive sides of this project by widely promoting Qian xiang wan cai plan and its cyber platform . Secondly , elicidated clearly goals , significance ,procedures of this Cyber Fair and full introduction of Qingshan to companies . We hoped that it would exert positive influence to companies .

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

It will improve the vitality of local farmers to cultivate gastrodia elata , thus living in well-being .

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

Knowong our interview and visit , chun guang jun ye com.LTD made an early preparation for us , arranging technological backbones to harvest and classify Gastrodia elata in the field . Chen Yonghong also introduced all the workshops and lands to us obligatorily , showed us many delicate pictures of the company , lent the videos about all large scale cultivation clients to us to watch the cultivation process after returning school .Meanwhile, students got many related information in his reference room.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We found a huge economic development space in Qingshan and a rapid economic recovery after unselfish construction contribution from Zhejiang people aubsequent to the earthquake . We also learnt that we should arrange webpage design earlier in the future contests . Meanwhile , students experienced the hardships and joy to harvest .


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