CyberFair Project ID: 7386

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Heavenly Music -The Story of Xisong Rhythm Band
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Xisong Elementary School
    Taipei City, , Taiwan

9 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on January 8, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010, 2011, 2012

Classes and Teachers: Jasmine Huang, Tiffny Yeh, Chiayu Liao, Zhenghong Ho, Maitze Chong, Yenching Huang

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Xisong Night School is located in Sonnchang District, Taipei, Taiwan. The Rhythm Band of it already has a 30-year history. It has won a lot of prize ever since it established.

2. Summary of Our Project

We would like to explore why this band can be so successful and also to record all its glory. Furthermonre, We wish to work with the band to promote a music like to the whole community.

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:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

First, although we have found plenty of information, sometimes it’s not easy to verify its reliability. We need to check over and over before we can really use it. Second, it is not as easy as we thought while doing the survey. We had been rejected a lot when looking for the interviewees. However, we realize if we can be more polite and sincere, things will go much more smoothly.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Music is fun! We hope everyone in the community will love music as well as the members of the Ryhthm Band.

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

1. Language Arts : The language ability is the most important subject during the research. It applies to the interview questions, research report, and analytical diagrams. Every time we wrote the report, our writing skills improved. 2. Mathematics: When we were conducting statistical analysis for the survey, we had to count the number of subjects, calculated the percentage, and trained our ability to read the charts. Thus, our math ability was improved. 3. Arts and Humanities: For webpage editing, we learned computer skills, and webpage layout and design. Science and Technology: We searched information on the Internet and used various software for writing or webpage editing; thus, we improved our IT skills. 4. Social Studies: We have to understand the essential of the night school education and find out why it is important to our society. Besides, we learn more about the original cultures of the immigrants. 5. Integrative Activities: During this project, we all kept positive interaction in cooperation and collaboration. The sense of accomplishment is our main motivation.

Project Elements

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

1. Internet could be the most useful medium throughout our project. We searched the information of volunteers from all communities. We exchanged information and our point of views on our blogs. 2. We used digital sound recorders and digital cameras to record our interviews. 3. We used printers to print out our questionnaires and our interview outlines. 4. We used the following software: Windows XP, Namo 5.5, Neo-imaging, Office 2003, Internet Explorer 7, Windows Media Player 11, Acdsee 5.0, Lifetype 1.2.1, and so on.

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

As the ambassadors, we try to-- 1. Introduce Xisong Rhythm Band to the people in the community. 2. Discuss the importance of the music life. 3. Encourage more people to love music and to enjoy their life with music.

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

1.We ourselves and our classmates study love music than before-- After doing the project, everyone is impressed by the efforts the members of the band make and also realized 2.People in the community will have more chance to listen to the music the band plays and also show more interested in music.

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

1. We conducted survey on local residents and the families of the students in the program. 2. We interviewed the alumni who still live in this area. They told us the history of Xisong Rhythm Band and their own experiences of school life, and their expectation from the program. 3. We interviewed teachers who have taught the band to have a completed history. 4. We also conducted survey on the school boys and girls at our school to understand what they think about the band.


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