CyberFair Project ID: 7402

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Tracing The Origins of Pingpu
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Jing-Yi Elementary School
    Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Taiwan

7 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 19, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010,2011,2012

Classes and Teachers: The 5-6th Grade

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our school, Jing Yi elementary school is located in Nei-Men, which is a country sides place in Kaohsiung city. Therefore, people here are simplicity. We have developed education network by limit resource and exporters from local. It can broaden the school lesson and the student’s horizon. Our community has a lot of crops such as longan, litchi and thorny bamboo. School is part of the community. We should always collaborate with them to glory the local feature.

2. Summary of Our Project

One of the ancestors of the Nei-Men area Pingpu Tribe settle in them, including the door to reclamation and leave the relics of history,The school students are also part of descendant of the Pingpu, but because the children assimilate easily into the other dominant culture. They has forget their own culture and history, lead the children to look back at history, it is through the study of the topic, follow the historical context of the plains, to understand our ancestors had left in the land of cultural monuments, cultural Chasingthe end to get the kids to identify with their own culture, and thus their own cultural heritage.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Difficulties we had gone through: Time pressure: We have many activities at school and for joining this project, we used the break time to surf the net and looked for more detail in the library and also to share, discuss, upload, have meeting, assign the jobs, contact the interviewees and interview. Furthermore, we needed to arrange the pictures and notes we had, correct the documents as well as making the website. For finishing all these jobs, we needed to spend our time well and it’s great that everybody worked so hard so we could go through all of these difficulties.?

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Where there is a well ,there is a way. It is easy to be wise after the event.

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

The purpose of Nine-Year Joint Curricula Plan is to make students learn by the way of doing together with teacher. Thus we design this project, “Tracing the origins of Pingpu” in order to improve different skills and the understanding of the local literature for students. As our school is a part of Nei-Men, we try to make students understand not only the stories but also the spirits of local heroes. We hope we can spread out the origins of Pingpu by this project. • In a high tech age now, Internet can reach everywhere and through this research project, we could prove the Information Education of Nine-Year Joint Curricula Plan helps students to learn in an equitable environment-means the better information you have, the better result you get. So students are learning in an education environment of ability, not intelligence. So we use the ability of getting knowledge, doing research, analyzing and organizing to realize the ideal of reaching everywhere. No matter in class or in life, teacher always teaches us to help people, care the community and this time, doing the project of Pingpu Tale, helps to know more about the community.

Project Elements

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

Software Dreamweaver CS3 For designing the websites WORD 2003 For processing the document FileZilla For uploading and downloading the website documents

PhotoImpact X 3 For fixing pictures and images

Yahoo mail For receiving and sending emails

ACDSee 9.0 For browsing the pictures

Microsoft IE 8.0 For collecting the information on the internet

Hardware Lane phone and mobile phone For contacting the team about the detail of interview

Digital Camera For showing the records of interviews and saving the pictures we need for the websites

Dictaphone For recording during the interview

Flash drive and external hardisk For carrying and saving the files for the website making

Computer and laptop For collecting the resources and designing the websites.

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

The research team for this project is mainly form with the year 5-6 students in our school. Therefore this project is on the students view point and their understanding. To understand the history of Pingpu students must look up some information from the internet. Then, we prepared a few interview with the local old professions through the telephone. We have received lots of information and making good relationship with the local community during the interview to the old professions. Thus we hope we can make a good effort on this project.

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

Information technology is one of the fastest ways to receive the newest information and understand this world. As computer is usually be thought as a relaxing material but learning material by students, we try to make them collecting information and doing the research through the internet. Furthermore, letting students doing this project with their own such as thinking their own question during the meeting, recording the information they received, making a visitation to the monuments, etc. This project makes improvements on not only the self management skill to students, but also gives them a wider view on this world. We hope we can give our best report to everyone through the Cyber Fair this year.

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

We visited Lohan door, inner door area cultural and historical roots studio teacher Chen Congxian Lee Ming-chi, former interior doors Township Yongfu Village, the old village, Evergreen Wen Chen-hua Professor, they are good and cordial, our problems, they have a very detailed answerquite a lot of useful information to us, let us further the ditch floor area Pingpu ancestors the historical and cultural understanding, also found many Taejo legend, the theme study adds to the fun.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Citizens usually only understand parts of the local legend but miss out the main idea of it. However, if you try to understand more about the local legend, you will find out lots of ideas and literature background under it. Before we doing the research on the legend of Pingpu, we did not know the background of this legend. During the interview to the local profession, we understand the background and the reason of the revolution from Pingpu, and also understand the history of Pingpu. Furthermore, we find out the real story and the legend of Pingpu is only partly similar but not the same. From this research we have found out that there is lots of knowledge we can learn outside the school and we understand the possibility of human beings is unlimited.


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