CyberFair Project ID: 7532

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: I have a farm
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Ganyuan junior high school
    New Taipei City, none, Taiwan

8 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Chun-hong Lin

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Geographically speaking, we live in the agricultural areas, but farming has been disappearing in the recent years. Very few of the farmers stick to their jobs and insist on organic agriculture and traditional planting. This becomes the specialty of Ganyuan area.

2. Summary of Our Project

We include the ways how to plant, information of organic agriculture and individual experience of planting. We talk with farmers and walk around in Ganyuan area.

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: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

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

We have about 30 computers here in the school and apply academic network T1 lines to collect information. We also use the free time to query data at home.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

(A)Time is not enough: We are a group of 8 people and each person has their own business. We need to make a good use of time very well. Our teachers help us a lot. They provide abundant information and contact people. We therefore can finish our mission on time. (B)We can't do together at the same time : While some group members are very busy on their academic and school clubs, the other members are willing to cover the rest jobs. The team has high efficiency. (C)data is not easy to collect: Although issues about organic agriculture are very popular, it is not easy to find the useful information high related to our topic. (D) file capacity is too large: Since we collect a large amount of information (i.e. videos and photos), we spend lots of time to compress files. Unfortunately, the quality is not good; we can only type the subtitles making sure that everyone can understand the contents.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We learn a lot from this project. We know how hard to grow things without using pesticides. The farmers perseverance and determination touches us. We find that the farmers are brave to face challenge and keen to find out the answers. This impresses us so much.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards? promote organic food: To show that we love land, we promote growing withoug pesticides. 2.changes in agriculture: Organic food WAS popular before, but farmers use chemical fertilizers in order to increase agricultural productivity. We now realize that this do harm on our health and are willing to embrace organic food again. However, organic food takes time and money; this explains why most farmers grow with chemical agricultural products. 3.questionnaire interviews: (1) on the questionnaire, students in Ganyuan do a survey to understand the ecology of the Citrus Park, the questionnaire led to environmental pollution incident, and found that the factory emissions and sewage, causing pollution of the environment we live become more and more serious, the same time we also 'the concept of organic agriculture, to convey to each person to know, let us care for the community of Citrus Park, more love Earth. (2) on the interviews, in addition to inviting our principal, directors, Chairman Mr.Jhon-Chi Lin and local farming residents Ms.Wang Huan visitors and places to visit in this topic, not only let the Citrus Park area people to understand that we live in ecological gradually changing, but also to the whole school to know the importance of organic agriculture, as long as the efforts on sustainable development of organic agriculture.

Project Elements

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

1.Digital Camera:The interview process, take on a special web page, true to render the interview process. 2.Smart Phone:In addition to contact both photographs, video and sound recording function. 3.Computers: Create web pages, upload photos, integrated information articles 4.Computer Software: (1)PhotoImpact X3, we use this to decorate the pictures (2)Dreamweaver CS5.5, we use this to create the web (3)Word-fill , design the questionnaire (4)Excel-Tables ,to gather statistics (5)Photoshop cs5.5,produce the pictures of the web button and banner

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

We are so excited to experience organic agriculture for the first time. We learned a lot of knowledge about organic agriculture through this experience. And finally the interview was completed successfully, and we have uploaded the interviews and reflections on the website. We want to share the story about a successful person.

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

(1)After interview with Mr.Lin Zhongchi: we learned that we requires patience to grow organic agriculture. (2)Mr. Jhon-Chi Lin is a role model of the development of organic agriculture because he is a hard working man, a real favorite activities of organic agriculture. He tries his best to make everything perfect. We hope that in the future regardless of any kind of work, and I hope everyone Mr. Jhon-Chi Lin of spirit, to learn, as their favorite, hard to do, hard work is the only way to success.

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

Mr. Jhon-Chi Lin has helped us a lot.He gave us a big farm to grow vegetables, and gave us many opinions on growing. He told us that he was a government staff. However, after he quit his job, he started to work on organic agriculture. He has left a lot benefits to us. For example, We had took valuable time to have interview with him. On the other hand, he also answered our questions with his patience. We thanks him a lot. We can't finish this project without him.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

(1)The project aspect: After finishing this work, we learned if we keep working , our dream will come ture.(2) the team aspect: In order to complete this topic, we learned that the spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance, such as finishing such a huge amount of information to design appropriate questionnaire can be completed, it is not one or two people, at the same time we also thank those who helped our instructor, to help us complete the game works in a timely manner, at a later stage, the expected results have not on the books of knowledge, or the cultivation of computer capability, this is already the students understanding and agreement between the heart and the heart of the exchange, solidarity, it is that kind of feeling, really, do come out, we moved.


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