CyberFair Project ID: 6746

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Silesian City of ART
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Elementary School nr 42 in Zabrze
    Zabrze, Silesia, Poland

6 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010

Classes and Teachers: Ewa Widera, Tatiana Rebas

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Zabrze is the city in Poland, Central Europe. Zabrze is one of the largest cities of Silesia. Our school in Zabrze, nr 42 im. Nicolaus Copernicus has over 300 students in elementary grade. Moreover, our community is celebrating many festivals yearly. We have many special assemblies, clubs, and programs in which we can participate and learn new things.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our website is all about a festivals and culture centers in our community. We want the world to know that our art & cultural events are important. Our Computer Science Specialist, Mrs. Ewa Widera wanted to help us learn beyond our school walls and get actively involved and aware of the bigger world. So, she entered us in the CyberFair Project. Conventional picture of Silesia in common polish citizen is a gray-color picture, but recently in Zabrze there appear a lot of Cultural Events with International and National wide.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

In making this project, we have encountered many problems. One of which is lack of time. We can’t just do a website overnight. It requires a lot of time to gather information, take pictures, interview people, encode, design and make the whole website.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Zabrze is Upper Silesian Cultural Center – Let’s show it!

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

Through this project, we were able to improve our knowledge about the history, culture and traditions of our community. We were also able to improve our communication and social skills. We were able to explore more about the softwares that we’ve used in making this website.

Project Elements

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

The informational and technological tools used in creating this project was: from our local libraries, eight online computers, e-mail for the interviews of our coal mine experts and digital camera. Software used includes Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Corel Suite and Mozilla Firefox.

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

Our students have already acted as ambassadors for our Cyberfair project in several ways. The places we visited were very accommodating during our field trips, and seemed interested in our project. While all did not have the time to answer a lot of questions on the spot, many offered to answer them through email or regular mail. All engaged people were amazed that our students are researching and creating their own web page.

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

This project enables people to see our culture and art centers and events in our Town. Many people have visited our project page. Lots of them have contacted with us by email providing testimonial about our work.

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

We would like to thank members of 'Zabrze Lovers' Association' for providing photographs and information about historical monuments in Zabrze. Thanks go to Dariusz Walerjanski autho of Zabrze Guide book and Polska The Times juronalists. Here we present our teachers responsible for the project: Mrs Ewa Widera - an information technology teacher and the initiator of the project. She was responsible for the whole CyberFair project and the contacts with various institutions through electronic mail. She worked with the groups of students, checked their works and helped with all necessary problems. Thanks go to Mrs Tatiana Rebas English teacher. She prepared and verified texts of publication.


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