CyberFair Project ID: 7030

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Soul Harbor
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Qingshuiyi Junior Middle School
    Lanzhou, Gansu, Yuzhong

3 students, ages 14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 12, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): no

Classes and Teachers: Yang Benying

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Qingshuiyi is located in the center of Yuzhong County. It neighbors Zhonglianchuan and Weiying Township to the east and borders on Gancaodian Town and Xinying Township to the south; it’s adjacent to Xiaokangying and Sanjiaocheng Township in the west and contiguous to Xiaguanying Town in the north. Qingshui Village, the site of township government, is 15 kilometers away from the county town. Longhai Railway, 312 national road and Chanliu Freeway cross here. Qingshuiyi covers an area of 163.5 square kilometers with 69377.18 acres of arable land. There are 5,117 families and 21,838 residents. It consists of 16 villages and 102 village groups. Qingshuiyi Junior Middle School of Yuzhong County, founded in 1985, is an independent rural middle school. It covers 30,000 square meters with 4,368 square meters of building area. It now has 14 classes and 573 students. “Soul Harbor” psychological counseling room was established in August of 2008, the main tasks of which are to investigate students’ psychological health, provide counseling and guidance for them, organize and conduct helping and supporting for students as well as carry on psychological health education and guidance to teachers. For three years, the counseling room has conducted psychological investigation and guidance for 800 students and 50 teachers, which has been affirmed by Education Bureau of Yuzhong. The achievements of “Soul Harbor” have been recorded in Yuzhong County Educational Chorography

2. Summary of Our Project

In September 16th we began planning to participate in webpage game at Zhang Yinghua under the guidance of teacher registration is successful, then the collection of material and information, at the same time we interviewed the headmaster of the school,' heart station' responsible person, students and parents of students, and psychological counseling teachers, and for all the information and pictures for the finishing. After more than a month of preparation, the administrator of the help of the teacher, began to upload webpage, in November 5 recently successfully completed webpage uploads. Along the way, there are a lot of hardships, also saw the school for students, teachers' psychological health education seriously, also discovered a few problems from which, give us a lot of inspiration

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:dial-up modem

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1. Time limitation. We are all students in Grade Eight, and our study task is too hard. Except school time, we couldn’t get more spare time to get down to make web pages. So we had to spend evenings and spare time between classes to make interviews and web pages. 2. Internet limitation. Owing to slow network speed and limited computers as well as the fact that our teachers should sometimes work on those computers, we just had only a little time to surf the Internet. In addition, we had to go to the primary school to use their computers. In this way, we solved our difficulties to some extent. 3. Difficulties in using computers. Because the students involving in the competition came from countryside and didn’t know much about Internet, our school master specially invited computer teachers and guidance teachers to give us training and guidance. 4. Limited digital cameras. There is only one digital camera in our school. It should satisfy students’ use to write western stories while meeting the use for school work and promotion, so we had little chance to use it. It is fortunate that Western Story of Qianxiangwancai presented our school a digital camera which could basically satisfy our request.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Along the way, we have gained a lot. Not only our knowledge has been broadened but our minds have been expanded. During the activity, we have learned much about computer, web page making and interview skills. In addition, we have learned about the importance of psychological health education for students and teacher as well as how to carry on this kind of education.

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

This time we base our activity on “psychological health education”, and we also combine it not only with art, computer and social intercourse but with the teaching work in our school. In order to make more students realize the importance of mental health, we have introduced psychological health into classes by especially incorporating it into school-based curriculum -- Sun and Rain. Our main purpose for participation in the competition is to promote our hometown and psychological counseling room of our school, so as to let more people know about and pay attention to students’ psychological health education.

Project Elements

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

1.Digital camera Recording interviews and activities

2.Desktop computer Making web pages, accessing and searching information 3.USB disk Saving photos and documents 4.ADSL Modem Connecting to the Internet 5.Digital camera Taking photos 6.Microsoft Word 2003 Windows IE??? Computer software Mito Xiu Xiu Microsoft Word 2003 Windows IE Brower

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

Students participating in the “Soul Harbor” project are activity angels representing the community where Qingshuiyi Junior Middle School is located. They have the mission of introducing geography, historic remains and high-quality products of our hometown and “Soul Harbor” to Internet users all over the world. The four students acted as amateur reporters and concentrated on doing interviews and experiencing psychological health education. They made interviews with relevant persons in their spare time and took advantages of interviews to enhance cooperation, train abilities and publicized our project to the whole school and society.

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

“Soul Harbor” is one of the educational characteristics of Qingshuiyi education system as well as the bright spot of county education system. When the pursuit of study score overwhelms any other goals in today’s education, we explore and pay close attention to students’ psychological health based on “Soul Harbor”. In this way, more people will attach importance to students’ mental health education, which has practical significance and social function. It can awaken people’s attention to students’ mental health, improve students’ ability all round and help them grow healthily.

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

The website of “Soul Harbor” has congregated help of many people. Wu Mingli, the headmaster of our school gave us strong support. He specially convened a school meeting to arrange the work of website design. Other teachers in our school paid great attention to the website making and offered valuable advice and suggestions on our interviewing, photographing and composing. First, thanks headmaster Wu Mingli for his consistent care and support. Second, thanks Liang Hongping, Wang Jing and Zhang Yubao, the class masters of Grade Eight, for their support. They were always encouraging students to participate in web pages design. Third, we are really grateful to Western Story project of Qiangxiangwancai for the digital camera they have given to our school. The camera offered us the convenience for taking photos. And thanks the staff of Kuawangtong for their support in our registration and web pages designing.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Students have gained a lot through the activity. First, they have realized the importance of strengthening students’ psychological health education.

Second, they now understand how to carry on psychological health education.

Third, they have caught current mental state of students and teachers in our school. Forth, our ability has been enhanced. Through the activity, we have got a big improvement in studying, writing, communicating, making interviews and photographing.


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