CyberFair Project ID: 7457

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Tar’er Monastery
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Shishan middle school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 11, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2011,2012

Classes and Teachers: Ma minghui

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Ta’er temple is located at Huangzhong county in Qinghai, 24 kilometers from Xining city. Driver told us it took more than half an hour to get HuangZhong county. It is said that Huangzhong is a large agricultural country abound in pea, horsebean, potatoes and rape seed. However, we don’t see any golden rape flower and green bean seeding along both sides of the highway since the harvest season has gone. Some people say that the sky of Tibetan Plateau is the most beautiful, which is absolutely true. It is a season when the sky is clear and blue with floating clouds like clumps of cotton in various shapes inlaid in the overhung sea. Hills and ravines undulate along the road and give a deep visual enjoyment against the blue sky and white clouds.

2. Summary of Our Project

Tar’er Monastery is Qinghai 4A tourism scenic area, which is full of cultural connotation, among which Tibetan culture and ancient buildings. The reason why we chosen Tar’er Monastery as our research problem were that we want to learn a lot more about ancient buildings through detailed study of the Tar’er Monastery. And then it is good for promotion of Ter’er Monastery.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none

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

1,There is no computer classroom in our school. We had to go to the library to look up some information and the computer used for making webpages borrowed from teacher. 2, We are junior school students in Grade Two, our heavy course load becomes too difficult. We did not have sufficient time to collect data, interview and make webpage. We employed our noon break to do a lot of job at school. That really was quite tired. 3, For getting more data, we usually spent the weekend collecting data, taking pictures and interviewing. It was night; everything was then clustered together to make webpage. Webpage-making is hard for us, thanks to teachers’ instruction, the webpage was finally completed. We were really deeply committed for this project. It was an unforgettable experience.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Cultural heritage protection has become most popular topics recently. Though this project, we got to know the history of Tar’er and Tibetan Buddhism. We hope people who come and use our web site to know the history of Tar’er and have great interest in its future development.

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

Though CyberFair project, we learned many things that we couldn’t learn in class. We learned how to think, how to sort out materials, and how to interview somebody, more importantly, to learn how to work together. That is where we truly grow and our whole life can benefit from them.

Project Elements

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

1,Software Tools:CISS Used for:Exchange of know-how Tools:Dreamweaver MX 2004 Used for:Webpage making Tools:WORD 2007 Used for:Word editing Tools:photshop 7.0 ?fireworks Used for:Images editing Tools:ACDSee 5.0 Used for:Images brewers Tools:Microsoft IE 8.0 Used for:Searching the internet for materials 2,Hardware Tools:Digital camera Used for:Take pictures Tools:Vehicle Used for:Go out to interview Tools:Computer Used for:Webpage making Tools:Network equipment Used for:Upload files Tools:U disk, mobile hard disk Used for:File folders & saving documents

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

Through the whole project, every member poured themselves into task.. Particularly during the visit and interview, we told about Tar’er temple with some pedestrians, tourists and Lamas in temple, these images and conversations were made a useful website to publish, so as to let more people in world to share what we had seen and heard.

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

Tar’er temple is a valuable cultural heritage of our country. It is not only famous for its brilliant building, but also the treasure-house of Tibetan Buddhism art. The famous Tibetan arts, barbola, fresco, and butter sculpture, are the precious world culture heritage. We took Tar’er temple as our project subject to raise people’s awareness about protecting national folk cultural legacy and intangible cultural heritage.

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

Name:Li zhihua, Lu qing etc. Duties Company:TTT Technology (China) Co, Ltd. Help for us:Support us on technology Name:Yi qixian Duties Company:The principal of Datong County Shishan Town Zhongxin School Help for us:The principal Yi gave great support and care for the project

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We started to know more about Tar’er temple with development of the project research. Tsongkhapa’s story made us feeling that we can so close to getting history. Let us to feel the power of human spirit, piety. Teamwork was difficult for us. During the whole project, we learned to understand of each other, to train a sense of responsibility so that we could carry on until the project was done.


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