1. Description of Our Community
Chinese uses pottery and porcelain as utensils in daily life can be traced back to early days. The art of pottery and porcelain has continuously attracted people from all over the world. Once Jingdezhen, now named Changnanzhen in Mainland China, was the most famous town for manufacturing pottery and porcelain. That’s why the name of China has been used as the name of porcelain. It also shows the importance of the porcelain in Chinese people’s life. The technique of producing pottery and porcelain had been brought by Chinese emigrants to Taiwan during the past three hundred years. Guazikeng, Beitou, with abundant clay, became an important place for manufacturing pottery. At the time of Japanese colonization, ??and???? from Kyoto established pottery factory in 1896. Soon there was another one called Beitou Pottery Place built in 1907 by ?????? which produces utensils for flowers and tea. Beitou Pottery was not only famous for its elegant style but also a leading character for the development of pottery in Taiwan. After Republic of China has taken over Taiwan, Chinese Art Pottery Corporation and other relevant companies once had been established one after another. However, pottery industry are facing a decline because the running out of clay. Gradually the name of Beitou Pottery Town has been forgotten by people. Fortunately, the rise of economic growth let people in Taiwan pay more attention to art decoration, and thus, some artists, such as Wong Guo-Zhen and Zheng De-Yong, come back to Beitou to build their own workrooms. Beitou, once again, has possibility to regain its place in pottery industry.
2. Summary of Our Project
Beitou is one of the 12 districts in Taipei City. There are Beitou Hot Spring Museum, Beitou Museum, Ketagalam Culture Center, Taipei Public Library Beitou, Hong-Gah Museum,Chue Feng Buddhist Art& Culture Foundation..etc. The gathering of art institution let artists see Beitou as a great place to start their business. Linong Elementary School as a member of the local community, we are going to design a website and “Blissful Beitou Pottery” will be our topic of the research. The down turn of the Beitou Pottery industry was a strike to local economic growth as well as to cultural industry. We are going to try our best to promote Beitou Pottery industry in order to revive the local culture. Firstly, we are going to do data collection. Students will have chance to do pottery D.I.Y., tea room decoration. Through the interview with the local pottery artists, students are able to know more about local culture. We expect that the above activities will help enhance students’ art connotation. It is very important to learn to have the sense of art in childhood. Hopefully, the website “Blissful Beitou Pottery”is able to revive Beitou pottery industry. Beitou one day can be as famous as Yingge in Taipei County and as Jingde Town in Mainland China.
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:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Students are involved in each course such as tea seat arrangement , training presentation skills, interview elders experiences, understanding ceramic tea and kneaded pottery ceramic tea set, and held exhibitions, competitions, charity events and so on.
The figures visit there in the land of the big push hands, repair industry and recycling industry, as many as twenty people, in interviews and records up to the time spent. Apart from interviews, is also involved in a variety of work experience. During the visit, most recyclers do not want to accept the camera and access, through the efforts to find a few, though not many of their income, but also for environmental protection Lingrenganpei they silently effort.
Most of information is searched from the Internet and newspapers, while searching in internet and newspapers when, although a lot of information, but to comply with this theme, and discuss only one filter for each set of data integration, the teacher also reminds us that we must Notes source provenance, respect intellectual property rights.
The event visit the most, so it took a lot of time in the proposed issue, record, long access times, the content too bad record, recording sound files is unclear or too small to become the chronicler of greatest distress, if insufficient information also telephone access additional information again.
The advantage of the end of winter and to create web pages using software usually learned in class, first make photo editing and text layout, the lunch break, the teacher and then add special effects, automation and grammar courses, usually found on the computer class that is fun, but when the content too, still feel a little pressure, but I hope we can create beautiful pages.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
With this website, students are involved in each course such as tea seat arrangement , training presentation skills, interview elders experiences, understanding ceramic tea and kneaded pottery ceramic tea set, and held exhibitions, competitions, charity events. In addtion, teacher led students sacrifice their works to Great Shen Nong (pottery inventor) in Cisheng Gong near the school, strengthen the arts perception and local identity of teachers and students.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
1?Language With aggregated data, interview reports and reflects to improve our language skills. Before interviews, we have to design proper questions for interviewees, pay attention to etiquette and attitudes, especially to maintain calm mood to deal with fluency conversations.
2?Methmatics Use addition and subtraction operations, in pottery charity sale activities, to count the money and give back changes. Survey statistics, use Calc program computer teacher taught us, input data to complete the chart.
3?Art and humanities During interviews, we gave respondents the detergent and soap made by us, thank respondents for accept interview in workdays. Because they give us a lot of valuable information. Tea ceremony and pottery DIY activities inspire students ingenuity and creativity, and strengthen the arts perception and local identity in their mind. To build influential web pages, both editing photos and the gorgeous layout techniques are very important factors.
4?Computer skill Using computer software to create web pages, drawing survey charts, let us skillfully manipulated computer and speed up our typing capability. In addition, looking up necessary information via the Internet, making web pages, editing photos and animation will enhance our ability of technology.
5?Society The web production, visiting Hong Gah Museum, Beitou Museum, Nung-Chan Monastery, Chun-Feng Buddhist Art & Cultural Park and Beitou Puclic Hall, let us recognize that local officials, non-governmental organizations, increasing the knowledge of many of making pottery method, tea ceremony and the social sphere. 6?General Activities In the web design process, there are different activities each day. Everyone must be responsible for due diligence, work hard or someone will affect the progress. So the team work sprit is very important; in addition, to express their views with each other, communicate different veiws, respect each other concepts let us learn and grow in the process.