CyberFair Project ID: 8008

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The heart of the sauce with distinct charm, flavored everywhere. Special flavor. Delicious taste.
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Sin Chia Elementary Scool
    Tainan city, Taiwan, Taiwan

7 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2015. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009, 2010

Classes and Teachers: Director Liao Chun-wan, Teacher Huang Hung-wei , Teacher Shen Yan-zhu.

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

We live in a small village. People who live here depend on farming for lives. There is a soy sauce factory in the village that still produces soy sauce in traditional manual methods. It involves us to know about it since the rise of concern of the food safety, it is hard to find food without antiseptic and flavoring agents.

2. Summary of Our Project

Through the process of observations and practical experiences, our case study focuses on Wan Wei Xiang soy sauce factory with its history, producing process, by products. We also introduce the use of soy sauce and how to define qualified soy sauce.

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

The biggest problem is the arrangement of time, for we have to work in coordination with the producing process of soy sauce. We have to postpone or skip some lessons to join the producing process.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

To enhance the students' abilities in exploring new knowledge and gain more opportunities in attending contests.

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

Attending this research project can allow the teachers not only to improve professional knowledge but also to direct students by developing the teachers’ professionalism. The Students also learn how to complete a project by continuous discussion and coordination and to understand the important of group cooperation and to change from passive knowledge learning to active knowledge construction and explore and cultivate interests and talents fully

Project Elements

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

Computers to do data upload, data compilation, webpage production. Internet to do Various data search including past works of Cyberfair, related book search, inquiry and topic related webpage. Scanner to do mage processing. Digital camera to do photograph taking as image record. E-mails of team members to communicate with each other.

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

Being alive, an industry is thus meaningful. The industries, particularly the ones like soy sauce production with fading flavors, cannot be represented in a museum. The traditional soy sauce industry once faced its end of life. However, local culture has been valued in recent years. Many local industries have seen the light by taking advantage of such trend. Through the research for Cyberfair, we make a in-depth and in-width introduction to local industries with characteristics and quality. The students can learn both local culture and knowledge in our daily lives. Local culture and history has gradually been established. The local people identify with our research project. It is also interesting to go out of school and learn something.

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

In recent years, local culture and maintaining good health have become a new cultural movement. People have started searching for the past. Some unique local industries, which were once ignored, abandoned and hidden in a small corner, have been rediscovered. Through the establishment of the project and website, we hope that local industries operating in a manner of conscience can be highlighted in addition to exploring more about soy sauce in our everyday life. On the other hand, we intend to achieve school characteristics and cultivate students’ capabilities so as to make local people know that there are excellent learning activities at school in the countryside compared with urban areas.

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

We would like to thank for many people’s assistance and help with this research project. First, we would like to thank to the owner of Wan Wei Xiang Factory who welcomed us for observations and interviews. Second, we would thank to president of PTA who took the students to visit his plantation and encouraged students to complete their projects. Last, thank to the teachers of Sin Chia for supporting the projects.


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