CyberFair Project ID: 6959

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Emperor of the Five Grains is In Our Village~ the Neighborhood Watch of Li Nong
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Li-Nong Elemantary School
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

10 students, ages 10-11 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 24, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Nancy Chang, Cindy Lin, Lily Huang, Wei-Tien Cheng,Robera Lo, and Young Power Team

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Peitou district is located in northern Taipei City. Because of hot spring and Taipei Metro, our community called “Qilian”, rich with traditional and morden style. Our school, Li-Nong Elementary school, is right here in Beitou District, Li-Nong Village of Taipei City. It has been 34 years since the school was founded. There are 38 classes in our school. We divided our school into teaching areas and sports zones separately to have better environments to teach and to learn. Equipped with many sports facilities and having beautiful lawns and tall trees make our school to be a wonderful place for teachers, students and our neighbors to do their interesting activities. The field and track team, female softball team, baseball team, table tennis team, chorus, string orchestra and Taiwanese Puppet Theater are the features of our school. We established 5th grade sports class in 2011. The courses include female softball, fencing and go game. The faculty of the school is active to develop all kinds of sports events including physical fitness games, competitions among the classes, annual sports day and Qilian Cup road running. In 2002, based on the visions of 'giving the residents and the children in the community a better and safer living environment’, the head of our village invited and gathered a group of warm-hearted volunteers to organize the 'Neighborhood Watch of Li-Nong Village'.

2. Summary of Our Project

The subject of our project is the Neighborhood Watch guarding team of Li-Nong Village. Firstly, We recorded the interviews to gain a greater understanding of how the team established. Secondly, We also used questionnaires to understand what the school children know about the team and the villagers’ point of views toward them. Moreover, we personally took part in the guarding job and took down how the things go as well as how we feel. Besides, we also search the data of the guarding team over the years. In the end, we collected all the information we have gotten and edited them as a report. We all know that helping each other and watching over our neighborhood is what every one should do in the village. When we see someone forgets to close the gate or to take away his key of the scooter, we shall help as a nice neighbor. To keep our community from the burglary, the guarding team rides bikes around 10pm to check whether every gate in the neighborhood closed or unclose every night. The guarding team also assist us to direct the traffic during the time when the students to and off the school. We should shows great respects for their great help to protect and to look after us like family. We truly appreciate their contributions on “Li-Nong Village”.

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:1

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

First of all, it took plenty of time to work on complicated interviews and to achieve our objects. But it was hard to work together since we spent a lot of time on attending the experience activities. This challenge helped us manage our time effectively. All of us learned to cooperate with each other and we often get together after school to discuss our project. Secondly, we learned how to collect and analyze a pile of data and information that we never learn before. For instance, it was hard for us to design the questionnaires and to use statistics. We applied the computer software to make these works simpler and easier. Finally, we gained a number of technical skills when we had created our website on the internet. We learned newest software that we didn’t use before. In addition, English language was a huge problem for us. It was wonderful to have teachers and parents to join our project. In a word, we encountered a lot of challenges when we conducted this project. With our great efforts, we were so happy to overcome all the difficulties and accomplish our missions.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This project could make more people around the world to meet our village and witness our great efforts. It would be our big honor to present our fabulous village to the world.

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

In this project, we concerned the interactions among residents, schools, and the patrol team in our community. In order to comprehensively understand what the patrol team does and the residents’ viewpoints about them, we developed various experience activities, interviews and questionnaires. Prior to conducting our research, we used the computers and the projectors to browse some internet pages about the local culture and discuss the goals of our project. For accomplishing this meaningful task, we also arranged some courses to learn interviewing skills and techniques to create our valuable webpage. With our fantastic teamwork, we discovered their special efforts to make the marvelous contributions to our community. Although they are not in school, we are very touched that they use another way to protect us and to keep our community safe.

Project Elements

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

In our project, we used these tools which included digital cameras, telephones, computer software, projectors, recorders, books and etc. . . .By using the projectors and computers at school, we could discuss and work in groups to make the webpage.The recorders and earphone helped us to record all the interviews. Moreover, we often took pictures with our own cameras during our experiences activities. No matter what tools we used, we thought the most useful and valuable tool is internet. The internet helped us not only find data and information we need, but also send the photos and the articles to our teammates. Most importantly, we communicated with each other via the internet and integrated the finished parts into the project on the web.

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

In order to develop the interview guides and interpret the results of the questionnaires, the students had to understand the purposes of the project. By using the interviews and the questionnaires, the students should know our objects of the interview and visit our community residents. They truly and independently played a spokesman of the whole project to explain our objects and to collect related information. To experience the patrol team’s works was the most interesting activity that gave the students great interactions among them. We followed the patrol team in the evening, rode bicycles around the whole community. On the way, we asked them a lot of questions to have better understandings of the patrol team's works.

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

The patrol team is organized by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. They are willing to sacrifice their time to local citizen services without pay but only with amazing passions for the community. They lead us to experience the joy and happiness of helping people and to realize the meanings of the saying- “It Is More Blessed To Give Than To Receive.” This is the most valuable gift we got from our studying. Participating in this project makes us gain completely new understandings about our safe and happy community maintained by the patrol team’s daily works. We love to pay great honors to the devoted patrol team. At the same time, We learn how to love and support our community like them. Through our project, we learn how to communicate and cooperate with people. We believe that our teamwork help people know how the patrol team to create a peaceful and happy living environment. Moreover, we build our confidence, open our mind and gain skills to take challenges.

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

We worked with the group of enthusiastic volunteers in this project; they impact on us more than we influence them. We hope to get more residents to know that their efforts, and to join this passionate organization, so that more people come together to defend our community. This is our expectations of the community, but also our own future expectations. Thanks for all members of the patrol team, and everyone who accepted our interviews and questionnaire.


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