CyberFair Project ID: 7857

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Industrial Monuments Route
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Elementary School nr 42 in Zabrze, Poland
    Zabrze, Silesia, Poland

5 students, ages 12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 20, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2006-2011

Classes and Teachers: Ewa Widera, Tatiana Rebas

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Zabrze is one of the largest cities of Silesia. There are many historic buildings, mainly from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Great city of Zabrze still keep the pace of present time. Our school, nr 42 im. Nicolaus Copernicus has over 200 students in elementary grade. Our school community is like a small family. Our teachers and parents work very closely to provide exciting learning activities for the students. We have many special assemblies, clubs, and programs in which we can participate and learn new things. We have a strong character education program at our school. We are organize picnic and party for parents. This is family-oriented community.

2. Summary of Our Project

We want the world to know that our industrial monuments are important for our world. We believe we all have the power to present our coal mine and the rest of Industrial Monuments Route. The Silesian Province is the largest concentration of historic industrial sites in Poland. They constitute the richness of the region. They reflect its specificity and determine cultural identity. Their uniqueness and authenticity make them integral parts of the European cultural heritage. The development of industry on this land, which lasted for over two centuries, contributed to the fact that from a peripheral region Silesia transformed into one of the leading regions of the industrial period. Without knowing this process, you cannot understand the turbulent history of Silesia. We want the world to know that our industrial monuments are important for our world. We believe we all have the power to present our coal mine and more and more persons will visit our City. Our Computer Science Specialist, Mrs. Ewa Widera wanted to help us learn beyond our school walls. So she entered us in the CyberFair Project this year.

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

During work with project, we need to across several problems. It seems to us that the most serious problem was that our English skill is not good enough. Pupils also additionally learned: how to work on text, document resources and sources, how to effective seek on Internet. Students also improved their language skills.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Industrial Monuments Route is a shortest journey in time

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

Cyberfair helped us cover many content standards. Content standards discussed in our project are related to regional attrations. One of The goal of Our school is to improve the ability of using the computer and communications with society and each other. New skills learnt includes the scripting languages embedded with the HTML code, and also the banner designing in multimedia packages. By introducing our project we are playing major role in spreading awareness amongst the world as a whole. Internet teaching seems to be better than traditional teaching as students of today’s world are more dependent and reliant on the internet information and are more comfortable in front of the computer rather than sitting in a class room.

Project Elements

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

We have used over 20 computers in two class room. Our mobile devices and digital cameras. Computer software mainly with graphics releated. We also get information from library and our books.

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

Most of the contacts with the people in the community was in-person. Many of them were genuinely interested in our project and happily shared information. Our students have already acted as ambassadors for our Cyberfair project in several ways. The students worked closely with several coal mine experts. Our students personally visited the Town Office, Coal Mine Guido Museum in Zabrze. Parents appeared to be very helpful as well. Some of them helped us by working with their children at home. All engaged people were amazed that our students are researching and creating their own web page.

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

This project enables people to see our Industrial Mounuments Route in our Region. People that have been innvolved have lots of questions and have contacted with us by email providing testimonial about our work.

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

We would like to thank members of 'Zabrze Lovers' Association' for providing photographs and information about historical monuments in Zabrze. Here we present our teachers responsible for the project: Mrs Ewa Widera - an information technology teacher and the initiator of the project. She was responsible for the whole CyberFair project and the contacts with various institutions through electronic mail. She worked with the groups of students, checked their works and helped with all necessary problems. Thanks go to Mrs Tatiana Rebas English teacher. She prepared and verified texts of publication.


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