CyberFair Project ID: 7595

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Go!Ceremonial Girls!
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Taipei Municipal Yong Chun Elementary School
    Taipei City, Taiwan, Taiwan

6 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013

Classes and Teachers: Sih-chi, Lin

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Yongchun Primary School is located at Xinyi Dist. We have a famous clothes business district and a hot travel spot, Wufenpu, nearby, which is a place mainly for clothes wholesales. Due to the convenient transportation, it gathers a lot of wholesale business distributors and customers.

2. Summary of Our Project

?Go! Ceremonial Girls!? is the name of our project, introducing our vivid 6th grade girls and their stories in Taipei Municipal Yong Chun Ceremonial Team. The team has been found at 1981. In this fantastic 60-year-history, we want to share an ideal –?Mutual Image?. Every girl who participates and makes efforts in ceremonial team is nurtured for proper manner and attitude, and a most special and unforgettable memory is imprinted on their minds. It's full of stories and vitality, for each ceremonial girl is faithfully and desperately working on creating the mutual image. It represents not only the ceremonial girls but also their beloved Taipei Municipal Yong Chun Elementary School. And everyone can see the honor sparkle in their eyes. Furthermore, Miss Wang, the tutor of the ceremonial team, who retired twenty years ago, insists on seeing their practice every day, for continuing the ceremonial spirit.

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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1. Skill: The team members is not familiar with website design so they are worried that they can do it right or finished on time. We take the website design textbook as reference and ask teacher to teach us the difficult parts. 2. Information: Some historical information is so old that we cannot find it. The only way we can do is interviewing persons involved and record it in oral way. 3. Interview: We don’t have enough time to do it because we have too many people and questions to interview.We schedule who will take in charge of the interview by allocation way. 4. Team: (1)It’s hard to gather everyone together due to the time different. We discuss in the chat room by internet. (2) In the group, some of team members are not in the situation, don’t have positive attitude, work not hard enough and works carelessly. After discuss with her, if she still doesn’t improve, we will suspend her after the election. 5. Time: We don’t have enough time for we only can discuss, and do the interview and website design after school or during the holiday. To do it effectively, we have to plan and assign the work before ahead.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Ceremonial team is not just a team or performance but a symbol of honor and the memory team members share together as well as recognized the beauty of working hard. Apart from this, we also learned many website design skill and the spirit of teamwork. Though this is our first independent research project, we learned a lot from it.Due to the extension of the ceremonial girl website, our learning is rapidly“ going forward”.

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

We as well as come up with an all-direction learning process, with the intercross of vertical and horizontal axes, it involves with the aspects of time, learning field and human resource in research to enrich the depth and breadth of research. [Vertical Axes] Time: Understanding the development of Yongchun Ceremonial Team and future perspective by understanding more about the history of this team from the current investigate. [Horizontal Axes] Our research project is five-field interdisciplinary learning. 1. Language Field Gathering Information, Design the questionnaire The information from interview: Organized the interviewed content by listening and taking notes. Writing the progress report: discuss and record the reviews to grasp the research progress regularly. 2. Math fields Survey and statistics: Use the spreadsheet to integrate and compute the results of survey. 3. Social filed History investigation: including the investigation of culture relics and people. Cultural root-seeking: deeply understand the unique courses in school. 4. Science and Technology fields Thematic research: organizing the plan, gathering the information, doing the research and giving the conclusions and suggestions. Information Literacy Internet ethics: The communication manner in the forum and respect the copy right. 5. Art and humanity field Creativity: including the skills of drawing, art design, typesetting and photography. The appreciation of performance art: stimulating the ability performing appreciation by observing the ceremonial training and motion design. 6. General Learning field Personal relationship: Discuss and negotiate with people in the activity by good communication skill. Experiential Learning: learning and experience the hardship of research by depth learning and participation. Teamwork: Apply the group learning to put our heads together, devote ourselves to the research and overcame the difficulties.

Project Elements

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

Computer systems: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and Microsoft Windows 7 Computer Software: PhotoCap, PhotoImpact, Namo, iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, Word, and preview program Server: Safari and Internet Explorer Classrooms: Laiboyuan, School history room, Computer lab, Chuanyuan and consultation room Way to contacts: phone, LINE, Facebook and iMessage Record tools: Besta recording pen, SONY single lens DV and Lumix camera and notebook In this Cyber-interchanged Fair, we gathered the database and people’s opinion and suggestion through questionnaire survey. Moreover, we interviewed many figures to obtain the information related to ceremonial team. We furthermore took the internet information as a reference search the relative history of Ceremonial team in the Yongchun Primary School to show rich and correct website information and present our sincere feeling toward ceremonial team; however, we had some troubles in the research process so we ask instructors to teach us in the technical part. In addition, we also lent the school classroom to do the discussion and interviewed people related to ceremonial team to get more pictures and historical information of ceremonial team. We wanted to give complete information in our website so we searched for more information and recorded them by photos in School History Room. During the holidays, the research members would upload the information or do the discussion by the internet or by phone and expected that we can present the things we wanted to share about the ceremonial team in clear and simple way by those tools.

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

Yongchun Primary School is the only school that has a Young Lion Ceremonial Team so this school is not a typical school in Taiwan or in Taipei but a honor and symbol for Yongchun. For the sake of gathering more relative information in ceremonial team, we at first organized the interview time, place and people we want to interview and then carried out our interview. In fact, we spent most of our time doing the interview in the cyber-interchange fair. We found out it’s not an easy job to organize the interview schedule other than negotiated many questions. People we had interviewed so far are principle, director, a group commander, captain, the 51th group commander, the 6-grade teachers and ceremonial instructor, Zhui-Mei Wang, etc. All the teachers, senior sister, students we interviewed gave us many suggestions and guideline, especially the principle, he said during the interview, “ The value the meaning of ceremonial team as Yongchun are a symbol and honor and a glory in history. The uniform is a totem indicates the impression girls in different semesters share together and are full of story and energy in their memories.” The words provide the power and gradually help us understand the ceremonial team.

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

Our thematic research project not only helps people know more about the ceremonial team in the Yongchun Primary School but give people who are already familiar with them to comprehend their precious spirit and the meaning of existing and let the proud and history of Yongchun can pass on. Most of the introduction of ceremonial team in Yonghcun Primary School we found in the internet is focus on their performance. Our research project is attempted to investigate the spirit, value and meaning of ceremonial team and experienced its faith of insistence and inheritance in this activity. We hope that after read our website, people are able to know more about ceremonial team and comprehend how precious it is and compile the glory history of the effect girls and instructors in different semesters they had put in to many energetic stories and show their sparkles as well as know the beautiful Yongchun campus and this outstanding ceremonial team in different angles. Meanwhile, because of this thematic project, we have a good relationship with the students and teachers in the Yongchun. As for Cyber-interchanged fair, it often encourages, gives us some suggestions and all kinds of histories related to Yongchun Primary School. For that reason, we gain a lot of knowledge by knowing other relevant information besides the job we need to do in the Cyber-interchanged Fair.

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

Human resources: Including current and the relevant personnel, from the past, from the principle, directors, teachers to senior sister and classmate, to approve and exam the core value of ceremonial team toward Yongchun Primary School by the profiles in different angels. Participants: ceremonial instructor, current commander and captain, the 51th commander, school teachers, principle, director, etc. Work Item: 1. Assist to the interview and photo shooting 2. Provide pictures and historical information 3. Give the suggestions People we had interviewed so far are principle, director, a group commander, captain, the 51th group commander, the 6-grade teachers and ceremonial instructor, Zhui-Mei Wang, etc. All the teachers, senior sister, students we interviewed gave us many suggestions and guideline.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In the process of doing the research project, we realized the insistent spirit of ceremonial instructor. The reason is that though in her retirement, she still goes back to the school in each semester to train and help the ceremonial team pass on for decades on end. The Yongchun students and teachers are all esteemed her to the passions and devotion to the team.By the research project, we find that instead of the performance, we should focus on the spirit and value behind the team and the insistence and effort everyone shares with each other to create the honor Yongchun proud of. All this small stories is deserved for us to think of and comprehend them. In the process of doing the research project, we have learned about the team spirit, known the importance of teamwork. The work will be done quickly once we help with each other. Even through it is our first time to join this activity, the team members devoted themselves to do the cyber-interchanged fair, become mature and know more about how to go with people and the concept of insistence. This is so important and precious for us and will be an unforgettable graduation gift for us as well.


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