CyberFair Project ID: 6717

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Lifeline of Hometown
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: school
    weinan, shaanxi, China

3 students, ages 12——15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 24, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010years

Classes and Teachers: gaoshuanglong

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The brick factory can be seen as our important industry here. People nearby is admiring to go. I heard the old people said that as the quality of soil is good and the brick is made very hard, so it is place on a little famous size brick factory

2. Summary of Our Project

We hope we can make more people care about the living environment of HaojiaGou through building this platform of 'the exposition'. There are many poor people here, but they can’t get payment with their diligence. We found a lot of resources are wasted in the small mountain village in the process of investigation.

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:1

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

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

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

We access China telecom 4 trillion phone line Internet in our school now. There are 30 student computers in computer room, every office and functional departments which we can surf online at any time. In document access, a wave server is provided in the school network management center, it will be the personal data and web space of students. One of four students has computer who can surf online in our team. So except for students can look up network during school time, they can look up material at home.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Encounter problems description Our solutions there is time confliction between students and respondents Even though all students like the job of interview very much, there is time confliction between courses and interview and the majority of students need to cram, so our interview plan is tested constantly. The teachers visit, reading lonely and arrange additional time to replicate and discuss. Safety problems The most important thing is safety problem of going out students in the process of research. However, our interview time is temporary confirmed usually. So we often cancel interviews because of a temporary safety factor. Appoint interview plan, decide interview ahead of time as soon as possible and propose insurance timetable The difference between teachers and students is cognitive in subject research Although our students are interested in participating in this study, but they are boring with finishing material and interviews, the content of typing and other drudgery. The most important thing is talking with students in detail, showing study process in subsequent data, sorting and explaining. Making home page urgent Because the prophase finishing work is taken a lot of time so post-production time is too limited. With the help of professional production personage, we solved the problem. The cooperation with school teaching should be strengthened. Because the teaching time of teachers and students is too limited, the students and teachers complained that the web page was often occupied by other activities Contact with supervisor vice and principal actively, let them arrange unnecessary activities and work as far as possible and our time is ensured finally.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The deepest feeling is living environment of people in this activity. I can’t believe that the people are living in this kind of environment in the development of social swift today. Facing the implementation of our village construction, I think that the people should get out of the trouble and have a comfortable living environment

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

With characters in our hometown as the research object, we hope we can cultivate self inquiring ability of students, such as plan worked, data collection, interview, questionnaire and webpage making techniques, etc through project data collection and production. We find that the students have enthusiasm to explore from teaching field, but there is no proper guidance. We guide the students to carry on the project exploration through our correct guidance. Except for the shows of research results, we hope students can be influenced by the things in hometown through this research, they can set up correct outlook on life and world view, it purifies the students' mind, let the students yearning good things, away from the ugly.

Project Elements

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

Name Function Call Strengthen the contact between respondents and players. MP3 For an interview record DV An interview record and visit record Digital camera Photo taking and material pictures adaptations scanner Scan photographs and old photos on the book CD-RW Backup data television Watch the effect of videos computer Make web page, access material, check on the Internet, burn CDS laptop Make a web page, access material, check on the Internet network search material with the network Computer software Aodbe Photoshop? Microsoft Frontpage?? Microsoft Word 2000 Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Macromedia Flash MX CuteFTP4.0 Windows Movie Maker Microsoft PowerPoint Nero Start Smart

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

We often have a meeting with students, let classmates to do some social investigation in brick factory and back to our publicity. Sometimes they also made investigation and analysis in front of workers, did some Ideological works for people and let them know the function of our organization.

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

Reputation of brick factory has been improved. The people are willing to work better because they have deeper understanding on the brick factory. People also have certain knowledge and understanding on the Internet.

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

Many kind-hearted people give us gave us a lot of help in our project. Factory cadres helped us to convene workers actively when they knew we would carry on survey of brick factory several times. When we made a survey here, there was an old man who brought us in village to visit around and told us many things happened here. It was helpful to our survey.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

There are two information teachers all use special machine of the tutors in this research topic. We can provide it with no payment for the students who take part in this activity. Students can fix the material promptly and collect data access freely. But most of students who take part in activity are


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