CyberFair Project ID: 7865

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Why are there so many deer on Long Island?
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: St. Isidore School
    Riverhead, New York, United States

10 students, ages 11 - 12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 20, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

Classes and Teachers: Alexandra Conlan

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Riverhead is located in theEastern United States. We are part of New york State. The town is approximately 100 miles from New York City. It is considerred a rural environment.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is about the overpopulation of the white tail deer in our community. They are beautiful animals that ruin farmers crops and cause many accidents because there is very little habitat left for them. They also spread disease because they are infected with Lyme disease which is passed on through bugs called ticks. this makes them dangerous and creates great controversy when hunters go out to bring ddown populations.

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:2-3

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

Time was a great obstacle for creating the project. due to poor weather conditions, which caused school closings, students and the moderators where not able to meet.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

participation in the Cyber Fair has re energized our students into, not only thinking creatively, but they have also become great researchers and begun thinking globally for their audience.

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

Our project addresses ELA Common Core Standards. These standards the necessity or incorporating technology into our curriculum.This is a new standards that has come into place this year. WE learned how to use a computer better. this means creating clothing to promote the website and the cyber fair. Using the internet for teaching is another tool in which to engage students.

Project Elements

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

We used 2 laptops an Ipad and various PC's located in the computer lab. These were necessary for reviewing the research we had done.

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

Our students will be presenting the cyberfair project at a the Eastern Suffolk Boces Celebration of Technology and Education.

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

People in our community will become more aware of the impact that the white tail deer have on ur economy ans lifstyle.

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

Other teachers in the school helped to monitor the students when they were working on the site.


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