CyberFair Project ID: 8075

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Wandering Around Scenic Sites at Zuoying
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Kaohsiung Municipal Haicing school
    Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

10 students, ages 16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2016

Classes and Teachers: Chang Chien yuan

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Kaohsiung is a beautiful city in Taiwan. The weather here is always good, and so is the air. Located on the south end of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Line. There are many famous temples at Zuoying, which have long histories, so we can know the life stories of ancestors and cultural heritage. In addition, the biggest Confucius Temple in Taiwan is right at Zuoying. And a wide variety of delicious food and snacks will satisfy your appetite. We would like to study more about the importance and history of Zuoying, and introduce the customs and culture to people. Also, we hope that we can understand the significance and value of our neighborhood.

2. Summary of Our Project

We, a website design club on campus, have deep feeling to our hometown, Zuoying, and hope to do something for our community. It’s our original purpose to take the mission. Our computer teacher and an English teacher invited from Fooyin University are willing to help us. All the team members are divided into several groups and each one was assigned different task: photography and interview; website design; Chinese editing; English translation. After arranging working schedule, we started working. The contents of our project are comprised with the following parts: introduction; Lotus Pond, several famous temples, historical relics; Soldiers’ Dependents’ Villages; favorite foods; green environment. We also list the following parts for all the Website surfers’ references: narrative; video; bibliography; site map. When doing each part, we felt lots of pressure, whereas we almost forgot all the hardship and felt so happy because we learned many things from doing. Most importantly, we really devoted what we could do to our community.

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):

Each computer in our computer classroom has the function of Broadband network to connects to Kaohsiung City Educational Portal Site. We make use of break time to do our project and to discuss the details. The Web routes of the team members’ households are as follows: ADSL or Wifi Wireless Service.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We met a lot of difficulties including choosing a proper category, organizing information we obtained, assigning tasks, constructing web pages, and using technologies. But these hurdles pushed us to think about the solutions. In the beginning we argued over choosing a category such as local attractions, historical landmarks and environmental awareness. Finally, we reached an agreement and narrowed down our topic and went into more details in this project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

At first, the Computer Centre Leader at our school told us that there’s a competition, CyberFair, and asked us whether we wanted to join in. Later on, we decided to take this challenge to prove we could do it and finally we felt so exciting because we learned many things from doing when we finished all the work.

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

This competition fitted well with an elective course, computer programming. We learned how to cooperate and communicate with each other. Furthermore, we also learned how to use PhotoImpact, Adobe MUSE cc, FileZilla and other softwares. From this assignment, we felt that just listening to our teacher’s lecture in the classroom and submitting some easy homework was not enough. Our teacher not only passed knowledge to us but also instructed us how to put theories into practice. We learned something from our books and pushed ourselves to do many things on our own. It’s the most important experience for us.

Project Elements

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

For the technologies about website design, we learned how to use PhotoImpact, Adobe MUSE cc, FileZilla and other softwares. For the information we tried to obtained, we surfed online and read lots of book in the library. We also arranged some interviews with councilor Lee in Kaohsiung, some abbots in temples and local people in the Tourist Service Center and some stores. We even had a small talk with some visitors when taking photos here. As to photography, our teacher taught us how to take photos well and how to use computer tools to make our photos look better.

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

1.Some enthusiastic locals were willing to be our guides and led us to somewhere we were planning to go. 2. Some older local people told us about historical spots here. We, therefore, obtained information unexpectedly. 3. Some people were eager to provide relevant information and told us stories about scenic spots. 4.Some local residents even came along with us to visit some places, which made our visits go smoothly. 5. In addition to councilor Lee, we couldn’t complete this job without many local people who we didn’t know their complete names. They were like our neighbors and friends. Thank you so much.

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

1. We promoted local tourism development and made local people participate in our research. 2. We advertised the Scenic Spots at Zuoying and some local products when we went go our field trips. Some visitors we encountered even took our suggestions to try the favorite food, Wanton Soup, here. And some youngsters showed their interest to our website and became our friends on Facebook. Our website was different from the official one in our government. Ours is more concise and friendly to surf. Especially, students or youngster always liked to surf some websites people at their age constructed. 3. In the interviews, some locals gave us some effective feedback. They introduced us some valuable historical background and some favorite food. Some students also told us what kind of websites they liked to surf.

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

To complete this project, we got many helpers. Without their aids, we couldn’t finish this job. 1. Some local people volunteered to be our guides to lead us to some scenic spots. It really saved us more time. 2. Some local older people told us about historical spots. We obtained information unexpectedly. 3. Some local people were eager to provide relevant information and told us stories about scenic spots. 4. Some local residents who we didn’t know their complete names came along with us to visit some places. It really made our visit go on smoothly.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

1. This project helped us improve many abilities such as careful observation, aesthetic concept and operation practice. 2. After several month's investigation and deep research to the Lotus Pond at Zuoying, we not only enjoyed the beauty of the scenic spots but also learned some legends here. We, finally, knew the reason why our city government was going to develop tourism at Zouying with massive investment. It’s no doubt that many tourist attractions here had a long history and precious value. 3. In the processes of field trips, because the team did not have a more organized plan, we did some repeated work and submitted some assignments late. However, we revised our work and schedule again. Finally, we could finish all the assignments. In other words, we learned from our mistakes and learned a lot of things from doing. 4. Some senior locals really praised our efforts we had done and encouraged us to finish our task without being afraid of any difficulties.


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