CyberFair Project ID: 7126

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Shoe-pads
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: school
    Guangyuan city, Sichuan Province, China

2 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 19, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009,2010,2011

Classes and Teachers: Yuan li

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Chaotian district is located in the northern edge of Sichuan Basin, upper of the Jialing River, east next to Wangcang county, south adjacent to the middle area of Guangyuan city, northwest boundary on Qingchuan county, North border with Ningqiang county in Shaanxi Province and far from 23 km away Guangyuan. Chaotian district is in the Longmen mountain fold fracture zone, east terrain is high, north second, tilting toward the southwest by steps and the elevation is generally 500-1300 meters. Chaotian natural landscape is grand and unique, human landscape many, history culture long-standing. ' Maliu embroidery' is the embroidered genetic name which spread from Chaotian dstrict in Guangyuan city, for example Maliu, Yudong, Linxi, Xiaoan and so on. It is folk art of transmitting by generation to family and inheriting and is simple and exquisite folk art treasures of creating by ancestor in Maliu in leisurely life of self-sufficiency. The show-pads belong to one of kinds.

2. Summary of Our Project

Show-pads use the local material. The materials deploy different cold and warm color block of brightness and darkness with simple needle, thread, cloth and through black, white, red, blue and color cotton. The embroidery products have elaborate needle, bright color, ingenious combination and enjoyable. The embroidery patterns have ploughing and harvesting, weddings, love marriage, or figures animals and birds. It is diverse color and has strong local flavor and typical Chuanbei style. This activity stresses that let the students to learn his hometown's local customs and folk culture and love hometown, publicity hometown, improve the visibility of hometown.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

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

ADSL broadband local area network is consisted of four computers.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

This time, our two ninth-grade girls can participate in the webpage game, probably because we are all the Western story writers and also have experience of making show-pads. Our advantage is clear, but our time was limited not to cover. We had an interview for mother with the time of going home. But mother really supported us, so the work continued more smoothly. The following work on the internet is finished satisfactorily. Encountering difficulties is manual process. Because I have not done it for a long time and mastered badly, I was not careful to broken finger, pain. But all things passed. When we saw our works, we are so happy.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

As ninth-grade students, chosen to take part in this activity by teachers, we really didn't expect. It was the trust of teacher. We have produced show-pads personally. But time was not enough, we are confident. Through the efforts for one month, we've gathered a lot of information to make our own webpage. CISS systems simplified our task. Although the webpage did roughly, content was not enough, we were very pleased for the final 'result'. In this process, we learned many things outside the books, understood the long standing history and culture, more loved own hometownLet students understand the local customs and folk culture of their hometown, love hometown, propagandize hometown, improve the visibility of the hometown and add luster to hometown for traveling industry.

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

To participate in this activity, I harvested a lot, feeling is quite deep. I not only learned how to find information on the Internet, but also personally tried making show-pads. I was very fun and felt very interesting. I hope that there are more chance to get out of the classroom in the future to take part in social practice activities. It can not only broaden our horizons, but also improve our comprehensive ability.

Project Elements

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

Hardware devices: computer, digital camera, scanner, U-disk and report book. Computer software: Dreamweaver webpage editing, Photoshop, Microsoft Word words editing, Flash animation, Internet Explorer webpage browsing, ACDSee Photo browsing, cutting, Ftp transmit information. Website network: cross-network, email, Website forums, FTP Server, ADSL broadband network, CISS template.

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

We played the role in this activity: we played the role of ' the folk arts and cultural ambassador'. Because our visit activities were paid attention to by classmates, relatives and friends around, it had positive role for inheriting and developing manual show-pads.

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

We've learned to find and process information from the computer to improve greatly the level of computer operations, encouraging around students to use computer correctly and reasonably. In the actual interview process, many respondents more understood folk culture; Especially making show-pad activity arouse students’ interest, we not only have withstood the test, but also overcame many difficulties with confidence, learned to be strong. Finally, let some vagrant go to rich road through their hands.

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

The activity can’t go well without our uncle and auntie. Here, I especially thank Liu auntie. In this activity, many enthusiasts helped us. I especially thank Liu auntie. She is friendly and mild. Both explanations and guidance are serious. Let us feel fresh and learn a lot of knowledge. To tell the truth, now few girls can do needlework. See Liu auntie doing show-pads, I was very curious and admire. If I have the chance, Liu auntie could teach us well.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

This time, our two ninth-grade girls can participate in the webpage game, because our time is limited and had to interview on spare time. It is common for us to make the show-pads, so the work did well. The effect of following collecting information is satisfactory. Due to heavy learning task, manual process is in trouble, the manual work be put one side. We didn’t master well so that my finger was broken, pain. But all things passed. When we saw our works, we were so happy. Wow, we found the market of manual show-pads had great potential.


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