1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Camera,Pen recorder,Phones and cellphones,Computer,Copy machine and printer,USB drive, Compact Hard Disk Drive,Card reader,Memory card
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We research in detail Changhua Night Run Team and interviewed other night run clubs, and even becoming little promoters ourselves. We not only made posters and fliers to promote night running around every class in school, we also did a short play on stage at the morning assembly so that everyone in school can know about night running. Moreover we introduced night running to parents picking up their children at school, and went to Carrefour, Changhua Train Station, and the Cultural Department plaza to let more residents know about night runs.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
1. When we were promoting in school, a lot of the people didn't' know about night runs, and through our efforts they all know now.
2. When we were promoting outside of school, many residents were able to know about night runs on Wednesdays and Fridays for the first time.
3. When we were interviewing Chief Shih in our school, he also expressed approval of this form of exercise, and with the school's support, there will be regular school-wide jogging events.
4. When interviewing Department of Education Director and Health and Physical Education Section Director we inquired whether state-sponsored night run events would be a possibility, to which they replied in the affirmative.
1. Bao Sis thanked us for our participation and our promotion efforts. She knows that it can be difficult to run in the winter cold, and she commended us for our perseverance. She said she was touched by our optimism and our passion, and was pleasantly surprised.
2. At first we were introverted and felt uncomfortable with promotion outside of school for fear of being ridiculed, but now we are able to fluently and succinctly express our points without feeling intimidated. We are glad for our change, and we hope that we can do more both for ourselves and our city in the future.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We first borrowed Changhua Night Run Team's promotion posters, and did short promotions in front of Carrefour; the time being a weekday afternoon, few people passed by. After that, we headed to Changhua Train Station, and as expected, a lot more people were around, so we split into four groups to spread out and promote. We spent about an hour introducing to passersby night run in Changhua, and some who were curious would approach us themselves to ask more. We would try to get everyone's attention in the morning assembly with our 'interview play' which we acted out on stage to simulate our interactions with our interviewees.Out of all the members of us Night Runners, Ren-tse, Chi-wen, Yi-lin, and Jen-hsuan used Facebook to let their friends and families know about the night run session on the 22nd of January at Changhua City Cultural Department.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
?Discoveries: When we brainstormed and designed questions for survey, we found that our teachers words and advice could also be employed. When we got to work at our project, we came to realize how little we knew about utilizing computers and necessary software. After numerous interviews we, originally nervous, came to discover that our interviewees are in fact nice and cheerful people, and that interviews aren't as hard as all that. Once, a heavy rain forced us to cancel a night run event previously planned out, but at the time of gathering several participants still showed up in spite of the rain to let people know about the cancellation. ?Lessons: We often had our reports and feedback returned to us by our instructors for lack of quality, and we gradually learned to put more time and effort into each attempt. After discussions, everyone would still hold on to his or her opinions, unwilling to yield his or her own for that of others, and hence get into arguments. Sometimes lack of foresight or plain selfishness would hinder progress and everyone would have a difficult time. We learned gradually that it was important to hear what everyone had to say, to say things that are in fact relevant, and to incorporate everyone's idea to some extent to reach a compromise. ?Surprises: After actually jogging in Bagua Mountain at night we were surprised at the beauty of the night scene from up there, and the various scenic sights along the way. When we asked participants to fill out our questionnaires, they not only did not decline, but happily filled them out for us.