CyberFair Project ID: 7061

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Radio Taiwan International
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Taipei Municipal JianTan Elementary School(JTES)
    Taipei , Taiwan, Taiwan(R.O.C)

8 students, ages 10-11 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 4, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Yang,Chiao-Ning

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Yunshan, Taipei, is home of various radio stations. Jiantan Elementary School is located at the east foot of Yunshan Mountains and the campus itself is a good scenic spot to look out the whole mountain area of Yunshan. In Yunshan, cable wires and radio stations are often spotted. Being students of Jiantan, we study local culture and history and would like to know more about broadcasting theories and production. Thus, led by curiosity, we crossed Zhungshan North Road and arrived Radio Taiwan International located on the west slope of Yuanshan. There, we conducted in-depth investigation of station history and broadcasting theories and understood the exchanges and interaction between a radio station and its audiences as well as the diversified contribution of Radio Taiwan International to the land on Taiwan.

2. Summary of Our Project

Radio Taiwan International (RTI) was established in 1928 by the ROC government and it was the first national radio station in Taiwan broadcasting to the world about news on Taiwan in 17 languages. Among its radio programs, children radio program, “When We Are Together” was last year’s winner of Golden Bell Awards and through this Cyberfair, we conducted in-depth investigation to let others know more about this program. In addition, we used what we learned to produce our own radio program at our school and experienced the fun of radio broadcasting.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

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

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

At our school, we are able to access to ADSL academic line with the maximum transmission speed of 1.5 MB per second. Members of our team also can access to the Internet at home with ADSL transmission speed ranging from 265 k to 1.5 m per second.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

When we decided to research this topic, we found ourselves unfamiliar with radio station and thus, encountered various difficulties. We thought we are able to find information in libraries and understand broadcasting theories easily, but after researching, we knew there are many terminologies of broadcasting theories such as FM, AM, short wave and long wave. By only reading, we were not able to understand what they are. Fortunately, our teachers explained to us about theories, nouns, and steps, and we finally completed the data collection at Phase 1. With the detail guided tour to RTI led by Ms. Lo, we were introduced to broadcasting room, central control room, studio of RTI and informed of RTI’s history and functions; otherwise, without her, we only can wander round the station. We were there experiencing the fun of broadcasting, meeting a famous director, and interviewed the host, Grandma Smiley; we learned a lot of knowledge that school did not teach us before.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through our research and visit to the radio station, we really knew broadcasting theories and production. Program hosts may not use their real names or identities; for the effect and listeners, they use their voices to play some characters. In a radio play, the voices of main characters are the key and text scripts shall be read precisely with emotions. Voice and sound are influential factors for radio broadcasting.

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

Project Elements

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

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

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

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

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)


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