CyberFair Project ID: 7428

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Let's explore the amazing cottage industries
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Maryknolls Father School
    Kowloon, , Hong Kong

4 students, ages 15-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009, 2011

Classes and Teachers: To Yuen Man

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Since 1841, Hong Kong to be announced “Free Port” allowed the ships enter without permission. Hong Kong based on well geographical location and changed re-export trading centre. Until 1940, many mainland refugees rush into Hong Kong with technical and capital. From the early 1950, based on the low labour population most factories had changed to machining export such as plastic flower, watched, electronic parts. In 1970, all industries of Hong Kong were moving to mainland China. Nowaday, Hong Kong has become an international finance centre. Our community is incessant changing. The old-fashioned relics disappeared one by one with the times fly. Many old-fashioned relics may be rebuilt or broken them so teenagers cannot visit them or even know them. Hence, this web page can be made some teenagers recognize this kinds of old-fashioned relics.

2. Summary of Our Project

In Hong Kong you can find out lots of old historical landmarks. When you are walking on the street, you may wonder some building like what is the background of it. Since we are full of curiosity on The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. As a result, we choose it as the main focus of the project.

This Project is about the old factory of Hong Kong.Factory in the urban area are not common nowadays and the air pollution that came out from the factory may affect the health of the citizen. However, druing this project,we are going to introduce the special of the old factory, such as the machines that they use in the past.

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:1

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

This is our first time to make a web page. Hence,we confront various kinds of obstacles. One of our major barriers is how to find out more information about historical landmarks. Although people surf the Internet frequency, it's hard to ensure that whether the source is correct or not. As a result, we take a field trip to The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre instead of collecting the information by searching the Internet.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We are glad to take part in The International Schools CyberFair. Our knowledge can be enriched by this project. It's because this is our first time to contact the culture on the historical landmarks. In Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre have a long history because of it is a cottage before. Also, there are various kinds of old machines. It gives us a chance to know more about them.

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

Our Cyberfair project address that we have to cherish our historical industries.

The JCCAC fits in our required district as it's nearby our school. Moreover, it is not known by some people so this is the best way for students to learn some history of Hong Kong about cottages.

We learned some new skills during this project such as finding out the information about the Hong Kong history in fifties and sixties, how to solving the problems and to be a responsible student. We improve our problem-solving skills as when we got into trouble, we may be claim. Doing everything we have to responsibility.

The group concepts we are to practice is that we need to have more communication to the others while we were doing the project.

The specific idea is to preserve and reuse some industries. Besides the history of Hong Kong, we understand that how the people in fifties and sixties were fighting for their life in the hard time. It's important to them for maintain their life.

Our project fits into the requirements for our school and class. Since there are many computers in our school and it's better to search the Internet during the lunch time or after school.

Project Elements

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

When we do this project, we use four computers and computer software such as Dreamwaver, audacity and Photoimpact. The computers help us to access to the Internet for searching the information about the history of Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre and also cottage. The computer software like Dreamwaver is used to created the web pages layout and all the graphics. Audacity is used to record the passages for different the part to let the visitors visit our web pages conveniently. The last one is Photoimpact, which is Ulead Gif Animator. It is used to create a flash animation in the front page. All the tools are donated by school. The most valuable tool and helpful one is Dreamwaver. Since it helps us to create the web pages design.

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

We used various ways to connect people in our community like phone calls, e-mail for asking them. Some students may think history is either not fun or dull. Since history is happened in the past time, it's none of their business. Actually, it's not so we ask our schoolmates about history of cottage in Hong Kong. If they know them, a prizes would be given. This can encourage the students explore more on it.

The students are impressed in what we have done because they realize that history is not boring and it is full of fun. And also, they could learn more about the history of cottage is very useful for them. As to be a Hongkonger not merely know the things nowadays, it also should know the things in the past.

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

In our project, we are going to tell people about the old factory.From this project,we can tell many people how the governmentreuse of the factory. We will make the project more lively and atract more people the see and learn more about the old factory in 50-60 centery,and the reuse of the old factry nowadays.

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

In this cayberfair,we really want to thank ours teacher and family,they help us a lots, they give us different kinds of advice and information about what 50 and 60 cantery are like.they also give us a lot of encouragement when we were forcing some difficulty of doing this project.we were very glad that our IT teacher helps us a lot and teach us how to make a website become more pretty.


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