CyberFair Project ID: 7943

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Delicious banquet:A story of Dihua Street groceries
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Taipei Municipal Yongle Primary School
    Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

7 students, ages 11,12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 11, 2015. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010, 2011, 2012,2013

Classes and Teachers: Yang Ju-Ya,Shu Yu-Lin, Peng Kang-Yi,Wen hsuan-Lee

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Dihua Street is located near Tamshui River in Taipei’s Dadaocheng District. With the development of Tamshui River,Dadaocheng Distruct had been the most prosperous place in north Taiwan and Dihua Street is the historic heart of it. In the past,there was lots of trade here,like groceries,tea shops and traditional pharmacies,people liked to aggregate here to shop.But with the change of traffic,people’s habit and diet reference,Dadaocheng District had declined.With the delemma coming,the groceries shops in Dihua Street how to transfer to a brand-new shoppig style to fit in with modern requirements. It is worth us to investigate and do something different to break through the dilemma.

2. Summary of Our Project

Dihua Street is situated in a convenient lacation,and it had been a center of groceries in Taipei. The merchants came from south and north in Dadaocheng that we called ”grocery”. There are many categories of groceries ranging from grains to processed food. In the past,people in Taipei want to buy groceries for any festival that they always thinking of Dihua Street. With changes of people’s habbits and diet reference,Dihua Street has been declined. We will through a subject investigation to understand the development and change of ”grocery” in Dihua Street. Designing a website by Taipei Yong-Le Elementary School,we want to introduce groceries and shops in different ways to everyone.

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:4-6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

School: There are 62 computers in 2 computer classrooms, 19 lendable notebook computers, are used to connect with Server Room by optical fiber.

Home: Using the ADSL for data query and file transfer, and apply a web page space at school as Supporting Website and Network Attached Storage.

Teachers & Students: Using the blog to communicate and discuss with classmates and teachers.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Firstly, Lack of prior knowledge: We have experience shortage to the knowledge of groceries and the cultures in Dihua Street, must continue to ask the shops to understand. Secondly, Time of the questionnaire is limited: Because we can only do a questionnaire after school hours, the time is very urgent.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Delicious banquet-A story of Dihua Street groceries. We enjoy to research the culture of groceries with our classmates.

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

With school-based curriculum 'Dadao-Chen' as the theme features in Taipei Municipal Yongle Elementary School, we expect to constitute small Dadao-Chen guiding and explaining volunteer worker's team in the future.

Project Elements

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

We use much information technology in different purposes. Using the telephone, fax and cell phone contact each other. Using personal computers and notebook computers surf the Internet to collect information. Using digital cameras and video recorders do a complete record. Using web page software manufactures web page.

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

In order to allow all our classmates to understand and learn the culture of Grocery in Dihua Street, we condensed the research results of “A story of Dihua Street groceries” and the project webpage into a power point file and reported and promoted it to our students and teachers during lunch breaks. Moreover, we expect to constitute small Dadao-Chen guiding and explaining volunteer worker's team in the future.

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

Firstly, making the groceries in Dihua Street closer to students’ life, we want to share our investigations with our classmates. Secondly, through the establishment web page let everyone know how interesting the groceries are, then close and reacquaint traditional groceries culture. Thirdly, through the analysis of Questionnaire, we want to provide the result to a story of groceries in Dihua Street.

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

Firstly, thankful all the groceries shops in Dihua Streeet, they accept our interviews and help us to takes image inside the store. Secondly, thankful our volunteer parents company with us to enjoy the cultures of groceries...etc.


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