CyberFair Project ID: 7597

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Kangxi Yimahu Lake
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: School: Ningxia Pingluo County 4th middle school
    Shizuishan, Ningxia, china

5 students, ages 15-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 17, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013

Classes and Teachers: wangjinguo

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Pingluo is located in north of Ningxia plain. The west is near the Helan mountains, east is the Yellow Lake, it has a long history with outstanding people, and it is one of the ancient city in northwest. The beautiful ancient city has left many relics, and in the southwest of the county, there is a natural freshwater lake -- Yinma lake. It is said that Kangxi’s horse had ever drunk here, so it is also called Kangxi yinmahu. Yinma Lake is about two hectares, the depth is 3 meters, the water is clear and bright, rippling waves, and there are many birds.

2. Summary of Our Project

To innovate subject through investigation, inquiry, thinking, and encourage students to go deep into life, pay attention to the degree of participation and the process, get the purpose of training in social practice activities. Guide students to practice in independent study, to solve problems with knowledge and experience, to learn how to learn, to cultivate the humanistic spirit and scientific literacy, increase knowledge and master some basic skills of information technology.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

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:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Second: the less information. We decided to make Kangxi yinmahu, through the search, we find that there is little information, we have to go to the Pingluo television, Pingluo County Archives and travel agency, the result is naught, finally we got some information and pictures in the 'Lake Jinshui Real Estate Company', other information is needed to find by ourselves, this work is very hard, our five people worked separately, only on weekends to find. The protection of Kangxi yinmahu is not very good, there are several key facilities were destroyed, we can't take pictures, finally we got a few key pictures from a Chinese teacher, and we were very happy.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

During the progress of project, a lot of teachers, uncles and aunts offered us helps. We would like to thank you for your help.

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

Our work has already become a part of our curriculum, and it is a class which combines with regional characteristics, make full use of this net abundant meeting opportunity, discussed and designed by our team. In the preparation room and computer room, there are webpage links for teachers and students to enjoy together.Today's era is the era of individuality, the unified arrangement of courses cannot meet the students' development and the need for professional development of teachers, our school makes use of own advantages in the school-based curriculum development, to develop and use the book with characteristic, for mining resources, broadening the view of students, which lays a good foundation to better understand the local resources

Project Elements

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

The teachers who participate in the activities can surf on the internet, but there are only two students can surf on the internet because of the limited conditions. The team members have some computer knowledge, and understand the simple webpage making knowledge, with better writing ability, webpage making process is still relatively difficult.

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

Today we participate in the seminar, as ambassador of Yinma Lake, we are very happy. We know that we have own division of labor through communicating with other classmates, the things I write can be faced to the public! I am full of confidence, with excellent team, we can cooperate very well. Kangxi yinmahu really has a different kind of style, as long as we have a reasonable development, Yinma Lake will be more and more beautiful. Through this activity, more people understand the Yinma Lake. On Sunday, other members and I came to the Yinma Lake again, but the weather was not good today, the weather was so changeable. But we were full of confidence. The people were less because of the bad wether, but we took the pictures, cloudy Yinmahu was really not the same. On the way, we encountered Uncle Zhou, Ma Haojie and local resident Guo, so we did the interview, they knew something about yinmahu story, Grandma Guo told us the past of yinmahu, let us sigh that it developed rapidly. We harvested a lot today, and looking forward to the next activity.

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

The development of Kangxi yinmahu has a great influence on the economic of Pingluo County and Tourism Development on the local place.

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

The Yintai real estate company manager Sun provides pictures and related video to us in this activity.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We learned how to communicate with the people, collect material, teamwork and organize data with computer.


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