1. Description of Our Community
Yuh Shiuann Industries Co., Ltd., located in Xihu Township, Changhua County, Taiwan, is an agriculture-dominant township. Its specialty, the mutton hot pot, is well known in Taiwan! Yuh Shiuann Industries Co., Ltd. has sales stores in Taiwan, Korea and the U.S. The company manufactured the bicycle rims when it was first established. Later, in the aspect of unicycle, the company manufactures the special entry-level unicycles, special advanced-level unicycles and related unicycle accessories. The paradise of professional unicycles is quite an eye-opener to us.
2. Summary of Our Project
Mr. Chien-jen Huang, the head of Yuh Shiuann Industries Co., Ltd., is a referee of Taiwan's unicycle races. He often conducts voluntary work for the disadvantaged groups or remote schools and often go from place to place to make speeches to help the schools to cultivate the unicycling teachers, improve the unicycling teaching quality, and promote the unicycling teaching activities, leading the promotion of the folk sports. His promotes the unicycling enthusiastically. The vigorous development status of unicycling currently across Taiwan could be glimpsed from him. [Unicycle] is rare in our daily lives. There is a person rushing about silently for the unicycle –Mr. Chien-jen Huang. He is a loving, gentle and good-natured person that hopes to help the families, remote rural areas and disadvantaged groups needing help with the challenging “unicycling”! Let’s present a complete picture of the historical poem of how Mr. Chien-jen Huang, the biggest contributor of the unicycling, encountered the unicycle by chance, which is overflowed with sunshine human kindness and affectionate love and care.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 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
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Even though we are all in the same class, it was difficult to find out who didn’t record progress or got lazy since there were ten members in the team. Therefore, the captain made a file folder for each of us, so that no one could hide if they were behind. Also, we could push those who were behind to catch up the progress and give applause to those who finished assignments.
2.Tug of War between Homework and Cyberfair Project We just got promoted to middle school. The academic pressure is getting heavier, and there are more and more artwork assignments, so it was hard to set aside time for interview.
3.The Challenges of Green Hands None of the team members has ever participated in Cyberfair, so we faced lots of challenges and frustrations. In the beginning, we didn’t know how to make progress reports or how to determine titles and subtitles for webpages correctly. It was awful. However, with the teacher’s instruction and help, we gradually worked better and better, and finally finished all works.
4.Insufficient Time Since there were monthly exams and Chinese New Year during the Cyberfair project, we decided to work in school during the winter break in order to finish the jobs. In the production process, everyone worked in front of computer all day long in order to complete every single job as soon as possible. Even at home, we had to write articles, so that we could complete the project on time.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The protagonist of our website, Mr. Chien-jen Huang, not only accepted our interview but also introduced several people for us to interview. He also shared many stories with moral truth with us, from which we learned a lot.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We had hard time searching for the project theme in the beginning. Finally, we chose Mr. Chien-jen Huang, who cares and helps society with unicycles, as our theme. In a country where the unicycle is not popular, he insists in caring and helping society with unicycles. Moreover, he has built a unicycle factory, YuhShiuann Industries, in Xihu Township where we live, so he is also the pride of Xihu. Because of these two factors, we chose Mr. Huang to be the main role of our Cyberfair project!
While we prepared data for the interview with Mr. Huang, the team members quarreled a lot due to disagreements over interview questions. Through the teacher’s lecture, we realized teamwork is the key to success. Since then, we always have peaceful discussions, and gradually, we developed the tacit understanding.