1. Description of Our Community
Wuxing Elementary School is located in Xinyi District, which is the heart of Taipei City. The natural landscape of the nearby Elephant Mountain is rich and beautiful. The natural and cultural atmospheres are both satisfied in the area. For years, the surrounding area of Wuxing Elementary School has been developed into a prosperous community, which is a mixture of residence and commerce. Taipei Medical University Hospital and City Hall Station of MRT are both only 10 minutes’ walk away from the school.
2. Summary of Our Project
There is an ancient path near Wuxing Elementary School, which is called Tiao-Mi Historic Trail. We would like to walk around it and explore it’s origin and history. We hope that more people will get to know Tiao-Mi Historic Trail through our website.
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:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
The Internet Access in the Campus: Students and teachers use local area network, T1, in Wu Xing Primary School. There is a virtual host in the computer lab. Teachers can set each computer to cooperate with the learning schedule process before class and make students learn more efficiently.And,we also used Facebook and e-mail to liaison and work on first draft proofreading, to speed up our web production progress.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
There is very little information available on the Tiaomi Trail (also known in English as the Sold Rice Trail) either on the Internet or in print, but this is just what made us all the more determined to seek out first-hand knowledge. We would have very much liked to talk to elder residents who knew Dexing Mine during its heyday, or find film of Wuxing Street or the farmland there, but we didn't manage this. However, the clues we have seen in video provided by the village headman have enabled us to gradually build up a picture of how the trail originally looked.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Be concerned with local environment and history. Preserve precious memories belonging to us.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Language Field: Improving our ability to interpret From interviews, written records and what we've gained from our own experience.
Mathematics Field: Counting the rungs on the ladders as we walk the historical trail, to compare the differences between the old trail and the new.
Social Study Field: Comparing different types of transportation used in the living environment.
Art & Humanity Field: Collecting traditional artworks, living art and cultural information, or local artifacts peculiar to the area, to try to explain its characteristics and background.
Health & Physical Education Field: Walking the trail strengthens us physically, while the beauty of the trail's scenery and the fresh air brings nourishment and happiness to our spirits.
Science & Technology Field: Improvements achieved through web page production processes include: text layout, graphics, image retouching, and competence of digital video editing.