CyberFair Project ID: 7254

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Fabulous Istanbul
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Doga Schools Beykoz Campus
    Istanbul, , Turkey

8 students, ages 12-13 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on May 5, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012

Classes and Teachers: Tuba Goksun

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Istanbul City.

2. Summary of Our Project

We search and save data for the historical landmarks in Istanbul. We built a website and publish written, visual and audio material about those landmarks.

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had some problems when we try to upload the videos on our website so we upload our videos on youtube and then we add links on our project's website.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Istanbul is fabulous!

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

Our project addresses history of Byzantines, Ottoman Empire and Turkey. It fits into Turkish history lesson curriculum. We learnt how to make a good reseach and how to built a website. We shared the duties in group so it became an effective group work. Using the Internet has been more effective.

Project Elements

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

We used 3 laptop computers, a camera and museums. Computers and the Internet helped us find the information we need quickly.They were our most valuable and helpful tools. Camera let us collect a visual data. We located computers in our school library.

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

Our students present some historical landmarks in Istanbul and in this way they also present the history of the states which had existed in Istanbul, Byzantine, Ottoman Empire and Turkey,

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

Students' ideas about Turkey's history will be more clear and the concept of history will turn into something more enjoyable. It is different since we use videos. People in our local community and around the world will learn new things about Istanbul's history through our Web pages. All of the teachers, managers, parents and friends of our students out the school looked at Website. They appreciated our work.They learned new things about these important landmarks.

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

Our students had some help from their history teacher. The teacher gave some advice about choosing the places and gave a brief history of these landmarks.


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