CyberFair Project ID: 7957

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Beautiful Shenkeng~My hometown
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Shenkeng Junior High School
    New Taipei City, Taiwan, Taiwan

10 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2015. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015

Classes and Teachers: Nelson Lee / Class803

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our local community is named after Shenkeng District. It is a rural district in central New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. Formerly an agricultural and mining town, it is now famous for its numerous tofu restaurants and vendors.The area is first recorded as the preserve of a tribe of Pingpu aborigines during the Qing dynasty period in Taiwan. When Han Chinese farmers eventually moved in to develop the area, they bought the low-lying land from the aborigines and began cultivation in the main valley.[1] The modern name of the township, Shenkeng, literally means deep pit or deep mine, and indeed the area used to have several active coal mines.

2. Summary of Our Project

Shenkeng is a small town which is always known by the famous tofu meal. But actually, there are so many wonderful things that people never know. Shenkeng has the most mountain hiking trails in New Taipei City, and you can totally enjoy the natural atmosphere when walking on the trails.We also have the best tofu dishes.Thousands of people always come here to have the delicious food. And Shenkeng Old Street is always full of visitors. Everyone come here to experience the old fashion during the holidays. There are a lot we want ot introduce about Shenkeng. Shenkeng is waiting for your coming, why don't you come here for once?

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:none

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

Creating our web pages is hard for us because we aren't so good at computer skills.We got a lot of problems in the program.We are wondering how to edit pictures, videos, send the files to each other. And also the weather is our enemy.We can't take the fine pictures because of the bad weather. Fortunately, everybody of us doesn't blame about it but work harder to overcome the issues.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

By making the webpage, we know more about our community, Shenkeng. And after the participation, we know how to work with my classmates.

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

1.Language:writing articles, making questions for the interview. 2.Social studies:we can know more history about our community. 3.Art:take photos, edit photos.the design of the website. 4.Computer and imformation: Use the Google Maps to check the location. Text file editing.

Project Elements

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

Computer,Internet,Phone, Cell phone,Software

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

Our students have lived here since they were kids,so they know and want to introduce their community to all the people in the world.By doing this research ,they really know more interesting things about their community. They want to tell the world Shenkeng is a nice place you can go to on holidays.

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

Our website can help the people who don't know more about Shenkeng. And tell them the secret scenic spots here. We hope to introduce the beauty of Shenkeng and make everybody feel it.

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

We get the data from the Internet and the local people.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After do this research, we know more about this place and get a better relationship with our classmates.


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