1. Description of Our Community
Taichung Broadcasting Bureau, with its light yellow appearance, sits on'Radio Station Street', an alley that stretches out from First High School Street. To Taichung residents, ' First High School Street' is a renowned place. Thanks to the convenient mass-transportation, it not only amazes people by various tasty local delicacies and cuisines, but also appeals to swarms of people with its fashion culture. What's more, it is rated as one of Taiwan’s top ten scenic spots that attract the most foreigners and tourists. There are more famous landscapes surrounding Taichung Broadcasting Bureau as follows: Chungyo Department Store, known for the unique theme lavatories on each floor,The stadium of National Taiwan Sport University, where sport matches and large outdoor activities often take place, Wenying Museum, which dedicates to the development of Taiwan traditional printing and crafts and on top of it, Taichung ChungHsing Hall, in which diverse musical concerts are often held. The nearby community comprising shopping sites, academic organizations, art institutions, and everything concerning common life, is just like a miniature of society. In contrast to these bustling sites, the tranquility of Taichung Broadcasting Bureau is like a historic castle, whose serene atmosphere makes visitors feel peaceful as well as enriches the spiritual life of Taichung residents.
2. Summary of Our Project
Broadcasting Bureau of Taichung, located at No.1, Radio-station St., Taichung City, was built in 1935. Having been standing there for over 70 years, it’s an old friend to the Taichung residents. In 2005, Cultural Affair Bureau of Taichung City Government delegated Super FM 99.1 to manage it. Thanks to Super FM 99.1’s operation, it not only shows us the glory that Broadcasting Bureau of Taichung used to be, but also helps keep the transmission of culture. In 2010, another institution, Mu Ci Chang Corporation, took over the management. We are going to visit the place in person, hoping to evoke the legacy and the old sound of the exquisite heritage. Also, with our public website, we could show the public the culture and art around, letting the Broadcasting Bureau of Taichung keep broadcasting endless rhyme!
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:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Bearing in mind the fact that this was a team field investigation project, our team often faced the problem of an unsuitable schedule. Along with the problem of not being familiar with the website structure and designs, we also faced the challenge of the project taking more time to complete than we initially expected. Moreover, schoolwork became harder to accomplish as college entrance exams approached closer on the horizon. Therefore, we now have begun to utilize the function of holding our discussions during lunchtime in order to save other valuable time for necessary study.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our goal is to have a better understanding toward our local humanity and environment through this field investigation and spread the broadcasting culture of Taichung Broadcasting Bureau in the mean time. In addition, our method relies on the extensive use of the school's website and information technologies as well as expertise division in order to achieve maximum efficiency.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We applied the knowledge and skills we learned in the process of making monographic web pages so that we had a deeper understanding of Taichung. To reach the most important thing in teamwork-efficiency, we worked together according to what each member was good at. In the era of technology, computer has played an indispensable role in our lives; consequently, in this event, we made extensive use of information equipment and networked skills which were taught in school. Also, the convenience of the Internet let us keep in touch with others almost anytime and anywhere, and obtain the required or timely information.