CyberFair Project ID: 7177

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Shun Dar Beautiful Bricks
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Huatan Junior High school Changhua County Taiwan
    Huatan Township, Changhua County, Taiwan, Taiwan

10 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012

Classes and Teachers: Director Lu,Flower, Benson, Ming Jin, Jerin , BingHang, Licheung , Jimmy,Yi Kai, Yon Young, Jahon

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Huatan Township, Changhua County in Taiwan, east of Bagua platform - convergence of the county Changhua and Fenyuan, Township; extreme west of the north exit of the village on the 2nd farmers bridge - and Hsiushui bordering; extreme south in the Villageditch bridge - Village of Changhua County neighbors; far north as the people of Pak Sha Tsuen, Kung Temple adjoining county, the county, Changhua City. This county jurisdiction beauties grapefruit and jasmine production of the township.

2. Summary of Our Project

Shun Dar kiln industry Co., Ltd., since 1965, began to engage in the manufacturing of red brick, its inception, the circular kiln single Bagua kiln, to the artificial production of pairs of Bagu kiln red brick tunnel kiln automatically to 68 yearsproduction, grow to today's fully automatic tunnel kiln; purification processing from raw adobe extrusion molding, coarse and bad, automatic cutting, trolleys stacked blank red brick firing, the whole process automatic control by electrical machinery;the daily maximum capacity up to 280,000 solid red brick, supply the demand for basic building materials. Waste recycling should be discarded soil, the manufacture of hollow brick times the trend is also faced with the transition stage, in particular, to promote brick family activities, to narrow the distance between the public and the bricks, expanded to show the face of the brick, the relationship between architecture, creative expression.

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:dial-up modem

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):

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:more than 6

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The main obstacle for both teachers and students is TIME. Teachers need time to arrange for the entire project and time to instruct and teach students how to use soft wares for completing the roject. Students need time to learn and be familiar with new soft wares, to discuss the project, to interview, to write manuscripts, to edit the web pages. In order to squeeze as much time as possible between all the scheduled events, exams and activities during the semester, we spend lunch break together, sometimes even after school hours, or carry on the discussion via email or msn while at home. Aside from the school days, we also have to work during weekends and even winter vacation. The inexperienced students acquired and improved a lot throughout the process. How to delegate work and teamwork are the key to the completion of the project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The saying, “The devil is in the details.”, well illustrates how Shun Dar Art Bricks achieves the top brand name in Taiwan through the persistence in minor details. It also describes how much effort we have put in and how much we have gained from the devotion to the project of Shun Dea beautiful bricks.

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

The project enables the students to put what we have learned from six different fields/subjects in school into practical use: language, life science and technology, social studies, arts and humanities, career development education, and information technology education. It also helps the teachers to self-examine and reorganize the curriculum as well as to re-evaluate what is crucial in the teaching materials. The completion of the project includes the collection and sorting of information, writing and editing of the contents, basic regulations and applying of business managements, photo shooting and editing, aesthetics in web page design, preparation before interview, self time management, teamwork, and abilities to cope with stress and new challenges. Participation in the project indeed makes a good platform for acquiring new skills and practicing learned ones.

Project Elements

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

Use of technology

Use content

?Interviews, telephone

Personally visit the experts, and telephone inquiries


Findig information in the Internet

?Books, reports

Looking for professional documents, and pay attention to reported

?Digital cameras

Made gallery, which will help the image editing


Scan newspapers, photographs and works of the students interview report


Outdoor visits, instantly edit pictures and information

?Portable hard disk

Access to large amounts of information and images

?Computer software


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

'Shunda Brick Kiln Company ' This unit is devoted to the Shunda Brick Kiln Company and its art tile of goods within the Township and include a private Huatan brick kilns Museum 'there Shunda kilns led to' throw the brick citededucation community improvement project. Through our website and in newspapers that the promotion of the community transformation is Ms Liu. Therefore take the initiative to contact Ms Liu. Ms Liu also tire of their owners to provide us with information.

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

In addition to the introduced the Shunda kilns 'business organization, we want the Huatan brick kilns Museum' on the details. So, by Shunda kilns experience, can the cultural development of the entire Huatan red brick to do the promotion of deeper. The past, 'more the Shunda kilns art tile exports to Japan, the last two years, throwing bricks cited education' program launched in the bridge community, make the Qiaotou community of community building to an even higher level by the sponsorship of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Changhua County buildings, but also want the Qiaotou village people can multi-learn 'brick art' to increase the Huatan of red brick culture to flourish.

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

Interview with Ms Liu, found Miss Liao is really talking about, because the the Shunda brick kilns have faced pinnacle looked red brick decline, to give up the bricks of a major change to Taiwan's construction and use of building materials,the crisis is a turning point, 'general red brick, to make a transition to the art tile, replaced by the crisis is a turning point, this attitude of change young people's ideas. This is not a success in the environment can be difficult to survive.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Chinese saying goes, the crisis is a turning point.The Shun Dar Co. is a role model.Our group of students to learn how to face difficulties, can change his own attitude and continue to learn to go on.


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