CyberFair Project ID: 7185

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Changing the Outlook: Greening the World
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: St. Isidore School
    Riverhead, New York, USA

6 students, ages 11 - 13 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 5, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2011,.2012

Classes and Teachers: Mrs. Alexandra Conlan, Mrs. Carol Findlay

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The school community is affiliated with the local parish of St. Isidore. The school is located in the town of Riverhead which is is a rural community located on the East End of Long Island about 70 miles from New York City. The community is surrounded by Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. The school and its surrounding community are very aware of the environment because of a reliance of conservation in order to protect the water aquifer.

Our students and their families recylce at home and work to conserve energy resources.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is to display the work we are doing in our school and the educational projects we have created for students awareness. It is our belief that young people can lead the way in creating a cleaner environment. Our website demonstrates the ways this can be done.

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

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

Our school has recentl installed wirelss access for all computers in the building.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Some of the barriers we had to overcome were the personality conflicts that occured. the team really had to work together to overcome personality conflicts.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The International Cyber Fair participation has raised standard for our school. Our students know that being asked to participate raises the academic standard.

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

Our Cyberfair project addressed STEM education standards. Our students were able to create and educate others in the process of sustainability and living an eco friendly life. They created awareness in their school community and gave alternatives to abusing the resources that exist in nature. This fit into the curriculum by incorporating technology into research, creation and implementation Team building, cooperation and dedication were practiced. Specific ideas are better understood through communication and cooperation. This project is considered a skill building project for advanced and exceptiional students. This project made the studetns feel that they could participate in creating change within the school community in creating a 'greener' outlook in the school.

Project Elements

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

To complete this project we used digital cameras, laptops, video conferencing, oral interviews and internet resources. These tools made it possible for us to complete the project.

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

Our students have spoken with various school administrators regarding the implementation of an education program in our school.We have implemented an ink recycling program as well as bottle recycling in the classroom. We are going into the classrooms to educate younger students in steps they might take at home to help their parents undrstand the benfits of living 'green' .

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

Our project will make a differrence in creating an ongoing awareness of conservation, green lifestyles and of how to renew our resources. People in our community will learn about the projects in place and will acknowledge our participation. The school and Diocesan level administrators have viewed our web pages and greatly complmented them.

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

the school librarian classroom teachers and studetns parents have helped to create this site. We want to thank ES Boces and Model Schools for allowing us to participate in this project.


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