CyberFair Project ID: 7286

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Tongjiang Tremella
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: school
    Bazhong, Sichuan, China

4 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010

Classes and Teachers: Shao pengliu

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Tongjiang County is located in a mountain area that is held to be culturally backward. Tongjian has a long history. Early in neolite era, our forefathers have lived and multiplied on this land according to the unearth relic of the Lehuzai in south county. Tongjiang has the rich eco-tourism resources that consist of the largest mountain water-eroded cave sights group in southwest China, ecotourism in Mount Kongshan and “Red tourism” sights. Even more, Tongjiang county is full of edible fungi that is white fungus, Xianggu mushroom, tremella fuciformis, rhizoma gastrodiae and giant arum.

2. Summary of Our Project

Tongjiang County is located in a mountain area that is held to be culturally backward. Because of the lack of transport facilities, nobody knows of the speciality of this county. We live here and have the duty to let the world know the speciality of our hometown. We would do our bit to help build up the countryside. On October 28, 2011, we heard that Tongjiang white fungus travelled into space by Shenzhou VIII spaceship in a breeding experiment. The news confirmed our determination to let the world know more about Tongjiang.

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):

Our school is through the fibers Internet access, using 5M network. We have slow-speed Internet access at school because of multiple users in a local area network.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The time pressure: Each of our students have heavy learning tasks, the time of project became big question. So, we make full use of our weekend time to do the project. The network problem: Because the homeland is located at mountain area, the communication is very poor. The speed of internet is slow. The power failure: Because the homeland is located at mountain area, the power supply might be shut down when it rained. It rained continually this year in my hometown. It was not an unusual event that the electric supply failed. Without electricity we could not do anything, including surf internet. The bad computer skill: Because we have very limited knowledge or skills related to computer know-how, our teacher specifically trained us on computer skill.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

When the project was completed, the feelings of win came over us. After all we put in a lot of hard work to finish the project .

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

The building of our hometown can not rely solely on the support of government policies; we shall have to rely on our own efforts. So, we want to take advantage of the project to publicize our hometown. We were glad we had done our bit in building up the countryside. By participating the project of CyberFair, we learned something we will never be able to get from the textbooks, carried out effective practice in communicative skills and enriched our mind.

Project Elements

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

Hardware: Computer, digital camera, scanner, U disk, Mobile hard disk, recorder. Software: Dreamweaver ?Photoshop ?Microsoft Word ? Outlook express IE ? ACDsee ?ha_FlashBannerCreato ?JPEG Resizer? QQ

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

By specific study, students learned more about Tongjiang white fungus. They willingly participate in this project ,acting in the living present and doing propaganda work on campus, that drove many students to find out what the specialty of Tongjiang is.

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

We try to get more people to participate in our project to publicize our hometown. Let those people on the outside are more knowledgeable of the Tongjiang. They are welcome to establish a presence in Tongjiang, bringing with them capital and expertise. We would do our bit to help hometown become rich.

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

Many people offered their help with our project. First, we would like to thank the white fungus planter, a family of Zhang Yunfen. They gave us a warm reception in the midst of pressing affairs. Let us experience the difficult labor. Second, we would like to thank the stuff of Town and Talent Company to give us chance to take part in the CyberFair. Last, we would like to thank the leaders of school, teachers and students. They provided us with the skills and knowledge in computer, white fungus and the related equipment in project. With this in mind, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions of everyone who helped us.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Through the project, the activity has made us eloquent speaker from a shy boy. The experience of participating in the competition will be a sweet memory in our life. It helps me overcome shyness and learn how to communicate. We have really learned a lot that cannot be got from books.


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