1. Description of Our Community
We have visited the Sultanahmed Area; the historical part of Istanbul and when you walk around in that area you can easily see the friendly people of Istanbul. Most people who live in big cities such as Istanbul hurry for everything. But here you can experience very hospitable people who tries to buy you a cup of Turkish tee always. Of course here is very touristic place but still you can see lots of untouched secret places. Lots of foreigners live in Istanbul so you will never feel different from local people.
2. Summary of Our Project
our aim is to showcase different man-made and natural attractions which have a rich cultural history and which are the most fascinating expression of ancient Ottoman civilization.We want to do a research why these attractions are the most visited places and why they interest tourists as well as local people .
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
First of all it was a sunny day but it was -3 (very cold for turkish people :) We are 5 girls (it is difficult for girls), so we have not got any experience for creating a webpage, but with teamwork and lots of patience we could do it.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Understand the similarity and difference of people from different countries, looking to the world from a wider window, and also show and explain our culture to the new people.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Teamwork was the key element while in this project. Some of the girls took pictures and the others help them on creating webpages. We decided everything democratically, we have voted for all different ideas, and this kind of brainstorming always guided us what to do and where to go. Internet teaching maybe the biggest invention on all education history. We use tablet PC's and smart boards and it helps us to receive all kind of useful information very easily.