CyberFair Project ID: 7825

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Children’s palace—— a place for dream
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Gansu Yuzhong County Qingshuiyi Middle School
    Lanzhou, Gansu, CHINA

2 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 5, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012,2013

Classes and Teachers: Yang Benying

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The rural school children's palace in Yuzhong County Qingshui Yi Junior Middle School was built in March 2013, is a set of learning, entertainment, sports, fitness for the integration of rural school learning center. The children's palace provides a broad development for rural left-behind children. The children can read, surfing on the internet, chess, labor practice, exploring technology, calligraphy and painting, aerobics training and other activities in extracurricular time, weekends, vacations, enrich the rural children's amateur life, it plays an important role in improving the rural left behind children especially the scientific culture quality of rural youth, helping the children growing healthy.

2. Summary of Our Project

We began to plan our participation in the web page competition on October 16. We have successfully got the access to the competition under the guidance of teacher Zhang Yinghua. Then we began to collect materials and information. After a month of preparation, we began to upload the web pages with the help of administration teachers and got all things done before November 15. There were many hardships along the way, but as we see that children’s life and learn in rural area are valued by society at large. Li Chen herself is a left-behind child. She is familiar with children’s palace and gets the benefits of the place.

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:4-6

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

1. Time limitation. We are all students in Grade Eight or Seven with heavy study task. Except for school time, we couldn’t get more pare time to make web pages, so we had to make interviews and web pages in the evening or our spare time. 2. Internet limitation. Owing to slow network speed and limited computers as well as the fact that our teachers should sometimes work on those computers, we just had little chance to get access to the Internet. We should make use of all the possible time to use computers when they were unoccupied. In this way, difficulties had been settled to some extent. 3. Difficulties in using computers. Since the students involved in the competition all came from countryside and did not know much about the Internet, our school master specially invited computer teacher and guidance teachers to train us and give us advice.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Over the period of time, we have gained a lot. We have got improvement not only in our knowledge but in our visions. In addition to some computer knowledge, web page making techniques and interview skills, we has also learned the hostile environment in western arid areas and the hard life of people there, as well as the love and help offered by the society for Jianying Village. It is really true that love is eternal.

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

Our research on “Children's palace” has involved not only art, computer and social communication, but also the teaching of our school. Through making web pages, we have learned how to use computers, process pictures and input text faster. Moreover, that we have realized to care and help children in rural area are bounden duties of us young people. Love is a kind of duty as well, and the world will be ruthless without it. Teachers have told us in class to pass the love down to our descendants, thus making every people grow up in the sea of love. Through investigations and interviews, we have felt the great power of love.

Project Elements

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

Digital camera-For interview Computers-Webpage making, Data access, Find information on line U disk-Images access, documents access ADSL-Access internet Digital camera-Take photos Software-Microsoft Word 2003,Windows IE,

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

The students who participate in the project of the 'rural children's Palace', on behalf of the Yuzhong County Qingshui primary school, introduce geography, cultural relics, high-quality products, especially the 'rural children's Palace' mission to the whole world. In the 'rural children's Palace', as the reporters, two students mainly interview and experience 'the maintenance and use of rural children's Palace', to visit the use of children's palace room in spare time, have an interview with the related persons, in the interview process, let students use the interview chance to strengthen cooperation, cultivating ability, and promote our research program to the school and society.

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

Our school 'rural children's Palace' is one of the provincial children's palace in 2013 which is accepted by central civilization office, the Ministry of education, the Ministry of Finance and the Civilization Office of Gansu province. Today, we take the 'rural children's Palace' as the theme to explore, to pay attention to the rural children's education status, can let more people to pay attention to the education of children left behind in the implementation, has the practical significance and the social function, calling people's attention to rural education consciousness, improve the quality of students, to help students grow healthy.

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

We had help from many people as the project site was made successfully. Wu Mingli, principal, was given strong support to us, he called a special meeting for the arrangement of project, while teachers in school followed with interest in our project, and put forward many valuable suggestions. Responsible person in Children’s palace provided a great deal of valuable information for our webpage.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Students gained a lot from the “Children’s palace in rural areas” project research. First, the rural vocational education faces many problems. Second, we know the origins and the impact of the “Children’s palace in rural areas”. Third, through the project researching activity, the ability of our learning, writing and the sense of our team has been greatly improved.


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