CyberFair Project ID: 7699

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Ready Sweet Go! Yamingshan Tankan
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Linong Elementary School
    Taipei, , R.O.C

16 students, ages 9-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 20, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012, 2013

Classes and Teachers: Chang, Wang Chen. Wu, Wen Hung. Cindy, Lin

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Yangmingshan was originally called 'Grassy', Department of the United States and therefore the region fertile soil water, suitable for vegetation growth and its name, producing sea yu, bayberry, vegetables and other crops, but the most famous of which Tankan. Beitou, Shihlin other areas formerly planted tea, six or seven years ago because of the low price of tea, too pounds for only tens of dollars, but the weight of the large citrus production, the price is too high, only to replant Tankan orange. Citrus first floor Cuocun area planted in Luzhou, when Zhang Shilin flat orange seedlings transplanted brothers will really pull the stone sub-Po (now the Palace Museum nearby), and then cultivate citrus seedlings, next to Grassy Zh├║ Zi forest, After Headland, Cukeng, eighteen copies of Jing Que, Que top Jing, Mei Misaki, etc. transplantation, especially since the retrocession of Taiwan, the Tankan's heyday Yangmingshan, sell the northern region, made for export or canned fruit, good Tankan quality, the two weight more than a pound, a pound can sell 50 to 60 million, was more expensive than imported apples to Beitou region economic development rather helpful. But until the 1970s the Republic of Freeway opened, the north-south highway transportation routes through, easy flow of goods between the southern agricultural quickly transported to Taipei, cheap southern labor, agricultural products cheaper than the northern part of the northern agricultural labor due to expensive price high price not decline, unable and southern agricultural competition. As a result, the impact of Taipei stricken agricultural market, farmers are also affected, Tankan business more accelerated decline, and now only a few farmers kinds Tankan, the market also sold rare Tankan, Tankan slightly sweet and sour taste, very few people have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional taste is very missed!

2. Summary of Our Project

pei City Elementary School is located in Beitou District Farmers, students are grown in this, to enable students to the formation of life on the home of a unique insight into the whole story, the school teachers and students to conduct special studies Native annually to stimulate local cultural identity in the concept of consciousness. Select Tankan school year as the theme, the other kinds of fruits in Taiwan Taichung Emei, Taitung very rich success, much higher than Yangmingshan, however due to Yangmingshan, Department of volcanic origin, the soil is rich in various minerals, trace elements, and therefore its production of the Tankan, the flavor is different from other regions, while the 'Grassy orange' fame, is Yangmingshan very unique product. School teachers and students to integrate power, produce special web pages, in order to enable students to deep understanding of specialty crops in the ground characteristics, triggering feelings of love for their homeland, and combine the information, content network education, training new generations and the future worldwide standards of vision and ability.

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: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

Experience In DIY activities, learn Grassy citrus, in addition to food, but the skin and flesh can be used in life, because the peel is rich in essential oils, made cleaning supplies, clean and strong and environmentally friendly. Food safety problems emerge in the occasion to teach students making use of Grassy citrus marmalade and orange tea, authentic, enjoy not add any processed food, peace of mind and nutritious. Interview Because mostly farmers, through referrals in the long introduction, let us in addition to interviews, also visited the orchard, tasting different varieties of each Tankan. The respondents, the average age of over 70 years, mostly in Hokkien-speaking, typing records often do not understand the contents of the recording, we must then ask the teacher or parents. Collect data On the network in addition to the information searching, mostly, in the long and farmers provided by the Beitou Farmers, when searching in the network, although a lot of information, but like many things, only one filter, and discuss integration Each set of data, spend a lot of time. Interview records This project need a lot of interview, so it intends to spend a lot of time in question, records, although long access time, but the lack of information can be recorded and became the biggest upset those records had telephone access again to make up enough information. Website making this team combination, set the focus in the sixth grade to create web pages using software usually learned in class, first make photo editing and text layout, the lunch break, the teacher then add special effects, automation and grammar courses, found usually felt on computer class is interesting, but too much content, still feel a little pressure, but I hope we can be like the last, like seniors, to create beautiful pages.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

After initially selected topics, and we can not do without 'Grassy orange' topic every day, as well as everyone's facebook and line stickers are replaced Grassy citrus theme, strongly recommended Grassy delicious orange. Whether eating Tankan, playing Tankan, do Tankan, painting Tankan, are fun activities. Interviews to understand the efforts and hard work of farmers, the farmers said: 'The people of the lowest animals', and other animals are fed, the rest of what we eat, change our ideas, we are no longer just a waste of food , the mood will be thankful and cherish the food we eat. With this website, please continue to support the distinctive and delicious 'Grassy Kom' I hope the farmers a good harvest every year, so that 'Grassy orange' in Beitou been thrive.

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

Language ~ Our language abilities are improved through compiling data, interviewing, and producing reports from experience. We paid more attentions on being polite and communication skill during interview. Especially, using Taiwanese language to interview is a new but challenging experience for us. Mathematics ~ Statistical analysis of more than two hundred questionnaire forms is performed; furthermore, the statistical results are used to produce analytical charts and diagrams of questionnaires and topography. Arts and humanities ~ In the webpage production process, in addition to the editing of photographs, artistic design of the webpage and its layout also need to be performed to produce an effective and visually pleasing webpage. Computer skills ~ Tasks such as finding required information on the internet, producing webpages, editing photo, and producing animations, etc., increase our computer skills and capabilities. Social Studies ~ Becoming re-acquainted with local cultural heritage, walking through the streets of Beitou and gaining a great deal of knowledge through interviews and activities that allow students to experience local culture. General activities ~ Division of labor and teamwork must be accomplished throughout the project, each team and its teammates must work hard to fulfill their objects and contribute to the team. These activities help cultivate a sense of teamwork and responsibility.

Project Elements

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

In our project, we used these tools which included digital cameras, telephones, computer software, projectors, recorders, books and etc... By using the projectors and computers at school, we could discuss and work in groups to make the webpage. The recorders and earphone helped us to record all the interviews. Moreover, we often took pictures with our own cameras during our experiences activities. No matter what tools we used, we thought the most useful and valuable tool is internet. The internet helped us not only find data and information we need, but also send the photos and the articles to our teammates. Most importantly, we communicated with each other via the internet and integrated the finished parts into the project on the web.

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

'Grassy Kom' start Beitou economic prosperity, although over time, after seven decades of years, only a few farmers continue to grow, 'Grassy citrus' livelihoods, in order to keep this beautiful piece of land Some farmers started organic cultivation, although the appearance of the fruit is not lovable, but Paul has a native 'Grassy orange' unique flavor and Q shells flesh. Datun Department scope majority of respondents farmers living dispersed, we first compiled the first student group to assign a different time to visit and contact the agreed meeting time by phone, their duties and to-face visit, gather information, photographs, then through a compilation of computer processing each message, not only to produce a thematic 'Loving Grassy orange', the other classes and to be 'detergent DIY 'web pages to each class teaching and promoting' Grassy orange 'by a more transparent This activity related to a process of training students to organize and coordinate the planning, communication and response, and articles compiled language ability. Hope that through this page to Beitou unique 'Grassy orange' share to more people know.

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

Although Taiwan kinds Tankan many places, and yield more than Beitou area, but 'Grassy orange' is a unique fruit along Datun Department, the Department of the District to except Hokutolite, another to place names in the specialty, and because special geological climate, although the appearance is not good, but the flavor and flesh, is not comparable to other types of oranges, farmers are proud to produce, but once the economic boom driven Beitou important crops. Students through the writing process topics, understand that only hard work in order to have a sweet harvest, not easy for food, more appreciative. At the event, the integration of these farmers farming dribs and drabs, forming a systematic information depth picture of this unique property, and by participating in creating web pages and look forward to more Taiwanese and international tourists come here and enjoy the unique 'Grassy Kom. '

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

Referrals via miles long, so we have access to Datun, the fountains of the farmers and the initiative to invite us to visit the orchard, field experience, first-hand knowledge of the process of growing and tasting different varieties of Tankan, thank respondents willing busy to accept our visit, and provide a lot of valuable information and stories, so our interview full harvest.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In the production of 'green detergent Tankan' was originally a small activity, but used people feel good special effects, it has been asked someone to class, and a lot of production, promotion to friends and family. We also fell in love with wash lunch boxes, when the mother's little helper. Respondents receive our gifts, we will proud to say: 'This is our own doing Oh!' They really like us to send a 'detergent', farmers also requested us to teach them to do it! To understand the 'climate change', recorded Beitou plains, and Yangmingshan daily temperatures, although the network information is developed, but in order to have the spirit of the experiment, we carefully recorded daily, and then drawn into the table, so that we more clearly plains temperature changes and mountains. Under these temperature changes explore creating a delicious 'Grassy orange.' 'Species Tankan's Seed' is our most frustrating activity, originally from 'an orange,' the first kind, without a germination success, 'Grassy orange' is now mostly 'seedless', no seeds can be planted, then replant ' lunch 'orange Zizhong, began sprouting with new hope. Later, through the visit, to know, Tankan varieties of seeds, are multi-embryo, the seed will not germinate. So, now mostly farmers or buy new seedlings grafted to grow new trees. From the interview records, each a little story, 'dependent on the weather,' tells the hard work and achievements of farmers unknown, people say, 'you have land, you have wealth,' in order to allow land is not abandoned, adhere to the faith, doing young people are reluctant to take over the job, along with the passage of time, Grassy still waiting Yi Keke new species of trees grow, harvest hope, expect a better price, looking forward to next year's bloom better, waiting for harvest.


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