CyberFair Project ID: 7969

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Famous delicacy over 60 years - GuangXiangJu Taiwan Bursting-juice port balls
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: He-Ren Elementary School
    Changhua, Taiwan, R.O.C.

10 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 6, 2015. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014,2013

Classes and Teachers: Shu-Fen Yang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Hemei Township is located in Changhua County. Its southeast is Changhua City, west is Xian-Xi Township, northwest is Shen-Gang Township, and northeast is the Dadu River. Across the Dadu river, there are Dadu and Long-Jing townships. Hemei Township is 6.0364 kilometers from east to west, and 9.0909 kilometers from north to south, with town area of 39.9345 square kilometers, ranking the tenth among townships of Changhua County. The ancient name of 'Ka Li Shan' was from Pingpu Aboriginal’s BABUZA language, meaning the place between warmness and coldness, mild climate, and beautiful environment. Hemei Township has not only a beautiful environment and good weather, but also famous and popular cuisines. There are many old restaurants passing down from many generations. We are going to introduce Guang Xiang Ju’s juicy meatballs, passing down from three generations. Let us taste the appetizing juicy meatballs.

2. Summary of Our Project

Let everyone know the juicy meatballs in Hemei 'Guang Xiang Ju' juicy meatballs are so famous, and I wanted to taste it for so long. Finally, I had a chance to eat the appetizing juicy meatballs. What made them even more special was that they had meat inside. I decided—I wanted to let everyone know this traditional cuisine. We decided to participate in the Cyberfair, and used the Internet to promoting the food. After we conducted a thorough investigation, we found that the cooking process was very time-consuming. The restaurant uses ground meat of pigs slaughtered within two hour as the basic material, plus special meatball 'stuffing', and then boils the meatballs in water to become a delicacy. Flavors are carefully selected, including onion, salty soy sauce, sugar, salt, and so on. As citizens of Hemei, we should explore our own town and food. With this project, we have a chance to introduce juicy meatballs to people.

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

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

Campus wireless network environment 6 wireless network base stations with 95% of network coverage ratio. Students can surf at every corner of the campus.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We have overcome the issues: When we need the knowledge, we regret that we are lacking it! 1. With not enough computer skills, we were not able to present a perfect outcome. Need to keep studying! 2. Not enough records, and television footages were not easy to obtain. 3. Getting cool feet during interview, we did not express clearly. 4. Not easy to collate information. We spent too much time on site architecture development. 5. Needed to improve computer skills, including: web design, sound and video clips, image processing! 6. Division of team labor was not easy, so we used internet to discuss at home. 7. Heavy responsibility of being local ambassadors: We visited each class, and introduced juicy meatballs to students in our school. We were too shy to look at the audience, as if talking to the air. Because we did not have confidence, we talked to ourselves, and the audience could not hear us. Too rely on posters and documents, we ignored the audience. We did not memorize the content, so the reports lost focus.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We were touched during interviews. Every industry has touching stories. When going into Guang Xiang Ju, we felt that everyone was serious about their work, with satisfied smiles on their faces, and they were not tired at all. Their sincerity is the reason of Guang Xiang Ju’s sustainable operation. We hope that in this event, we not only got to know meatball production methods and procedures, completed a web production, but also learned the founders’ spirit—not blaming others and not bowing to fate. Although they have physical disabilities, they work harder than others, and their spirit is worth learning. We would like to thank the staff of Guang Xiang Ju. Without sacrificing their valuable time, our interviews could not carry out smoothly. Thanks again. Hope that Guang Xiang Ju can be more widely known, and let everyone know about Hemei town.

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

The purpose of this research project is to promote the beauty of juicy meatballs in Hemei town, so we used a local field research method, and developed and cultivated a lot of skills.Include Language?Social Sphere?Health and Sports?Integrative Activities?Arts and Humanities?Information Technology etc.

Project Elements

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

The key learning is 'Information Education.” In the software part, we searched data over the Internet, recorded work progress, using software to create web pages, animation, film processing , and photo images ....... In terms of hardware, we also learned a lot of technology products such as digital cameras, scanners, voice recorder, drawing board, etc. Our capabilities of information technology have greatly improved. We learn a lot in software and hardware!

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

Through parents or the local people’s word-of-mouth. Every member sacrificed their vacations to play the role of ambassador. Also, our teachers sent out e-mails to seek support, and we obtained a lot of valuable information!

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

Today, ancient tradition has lost. Machines, replacing human labor, seem to become business opportunities and progress. Guang Xiang Ju kept up with the pace of time with its quality and sophisticated cooking process, which is admirable. We hope that one day our juicy meatballs can be more famous than Hsinchu meatballs, and is well-known overseas!

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

Thanks local people who accept our interview enthusiastically. Guang Xiang Ju offers free machines, materials, and skills, and free juicy meatballs! We ate about 7?8 kilograms of meatballs!

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In this project, we not only knew the meatball production method, and completed the web production. We should learn the spirit of Guang Xiang Ju’s founders, Mr. and Mrs. Chen—not blaming others and not bowing to fate. Although they have physical disabilities, they work harder than others, and their spirit is worth learning. With the progress of time, Guang Xiang Ju is getting more famous with advanced information technology. iSet TV interviewed Guang Xiang Ju, and many celebrities visited. In order to meet the needs of gourmands, customers can also order the products by telephone and internet. The products are vacuum-packed and sent via frozen delivery. We watched that a decades-old restaurant got rid of the burden of old age, and still got traditional flavor, which shows the owner’s careful management. It is not only a business for him, but lifetime devotion. Because he devotes his life into this work, we firmly believe that Guang Xiang Ju’s cuisine will certainly evolve with time while having traditional flavors, getting more popular. Someday it may enter the international market!


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