CyberFair Project ID: 6700

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Laoye Mountain
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Hualin middle school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

5 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): none

Classes and Teachers: Houji Sheng,Liu Qiang,Liu Xiying

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Laoye Mountain , as one of the summits of Maan Mountain , is situate at the the beichuan river which is at the east side of the Qiaotou County in Datong Town and one on the main summits in the central Datong Town , with an area of about 3750mu and an altitude of 2928meters of this main peak . It is called Laoye Mountain , or Yuansuo Mountain , and north Wudang as Taiyuan Palace (Guandi Temple) stands on its peak . During the long history course , it has formed fantastic and precipitous grotto and canyon floor after vissisidudes including effloresence and water erosion ,with a continental climate featuring dry and winds in spring and cool in summer , an average temperature of 13.9? in the hottest July , yearly precipitaion of 5058mm , and relavant humidity of 66% . Laoye Mountain has beed listed as one of the nine tourist zones in Qinghai Province and a marvellous tourist destination and summer resort thanks to its preserved natural beauty and humanistic view .

2. Summary of Our Project

Laoye Mountain has attracted many tourists with its precipitous mountain scenery and extreme lively folk cultural activities in the last 70s and 80s . However , it lost its original charm gradually as it could not keep up with the policy of national tourist brand strategy . Therefore , with the inspiration of our group teacher , we decided to adopt the topic Laoye Mountain to improve our ability and promote our place of interest in our hometown to the outside world thus reviving Laoye Mountain .

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):

Our school computers were connected with internet with optical fiber . Our two guiding teachers had computers which were connected with internet at home , and one of them would use computer at school when accomadating in school . As the consequence of computer room expansion , 42 computers in the computer room had a poor performance of network connection . To optimize our environment , school mobilized two official computers for our design work . Therefore ,we had most of our work finished on these two computers .

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Firstly , lack of technological knowledge . We had no sense of webpage design as teachers taught us mainly Mocrosoft Word and information search , never covering webpage design knowledge. Secondly , unstable network . Because of the unstable network of the school network , we had to use computers of our teacher to upload at a concentrated time if we had failed to upload western stories when we participated into this project before . What was worse this time, we had a poorer network after expansion of our computer room , we had to find some time to be familiar with the modles and upload information with our teachers' computers again and again . Thirdly , limited time . We had heavy pressures as deadline was approaching and we had to finish it without influencing our study . Teacher also felt anxious about it .

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This is our firat time to attend Internation Cyber Fair without any experience before . We had some worries bafore our formal participation as we did not know where to start . Thanks to the suppot from our teachters and our own efforts , we finished the visit to Laoye Mountain and the whole information classification and webpage design . We deeply believed that there is a will ,there is a way .

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

The new teaching outline paid more attention to the practice ability of students , required social practices developping according different local conditions . All in all ,we greatly broadened our vision , exercised our practicing ability , knew more about Laoye Mountain and greatly improved our computer operating ability .

Project Elements

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

Hardwares : computers , digital camera , notebook Softwares : Photoshop, Microsoft Word , Internet Explorer , nEO iMAGING network: CISS ,ADSL ,CISS model

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

As a hot local scenic spot , Laoyeshan was rarely seen by the outside and even us had a limited knowledge on the legends of Laoye Mountain . After this visit , we had more understaning to Laoye Mountain and we hoped that more people could know and love Laoyr Mountain , touring around the Laoye Mountain .We took actions by telling people about Laoye Mountain during the visit and promoted it among our classmates and relatives .

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

To visit Laoye Mountain and design this on the website to participate an international competition has aroused great response in that regiom .As a hot local scenic spot , people who vistied Laoye Mountain were usually local people and people usually had no intention to promote Laoye Mountain outside .Therefore , it was a strike to the local people when they knew we would make more people know Laoye Mountain by designing a website about it to participate an international competition .

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

Thanks to the personnels in Laoye Mountain who provided us with detaild information , guided us to tour , we knew more about Laoye Mountain .Tahnks to qian xiang wan cai company who offered ud technological support and provided us with a free platform , we fulfiled our webpage design finally.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

we has both troubles and happiness during this process for more than 10days , including independent member work , mutual assisstance and cooperation . Undoubtedly , we will promotr our ability to think independently and cooperation , communication as well after this project .


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