CyberFair Project ID: 8152

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Wander in Lukang Old Street
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Lu Ming Junior High School
    Changhua, Does Not Apply, Taiwan

10 students, ages 14~15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on August 3, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014,2015

Classes and Teachers: 3

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Lukang Old Street is located on No.3, Putou St., Lukang Township, Changhua County,Taiwan. In recent years, the tourism industry has risen, so many stores sell handicraft. There are expanded business area and extended chain stores, so its traditional culture has gradually been buried. Hundred-year-old prosperous Lukang Old Street was not prosperous through business opportunities but by the preservation of traditional culture to attract tourists who have held busy lives.

2. Summary of Our Project

Yaolin Street, Lukang Township, Changhua County,Taiwan; hundred-year-old prosperous Lukang Old Street. We hope tourists or local people visit here not just for buying snacks, but they can pay attention to each inheritance, cherish the memory of ancients, and appreciate their wisdom. We introduce the beauty of Lukang in daytime and at night, there are many experts hiding in Old Street, there are differences between ancient and modern snacks, and there are many people who quietly contribute to Lukang.

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:not sure

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):

We majorly used the academic internet at school. The school provided computer classrooms for us to work together. The connection was pretty smooth and had no jams. We used phone dialing or ADSL at home separately to connect to Google Sites to work on the project.Google drive is the most useful technology for us to organize our data and the desktops is the main device for us to collect and deal with the data we collected, make webpages and upload photos.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Connecting the subject: When we were writing the articles, we directly wrote down the ideas in our mind without thinking, and did not know that our writing diverged from our subject. Among the outline, the most serious one was “Witness the mark of Lukang reformation“. We continued to try different tasks without certain direction. Overcome the Problem: In order to solve this difficulty, we edited the outline again, and added a tourism element. We did not only introduce inheritances, but we also made the article more lifelike by using many lively words, and increasing the article fluency.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

During the Cyberfair project period,what we learned most was writing, since it challenged our logic, and the fluency of utilizing language. We were so inexperienced that we always had many misspellings, so we needed to review our writing after it was done. We always found many missing words and unsmooth context when we reviewed our writing, so our articles needed to be edited again and again.The most laborious ones were not us but the teachers who continued to guide us. Not only did they always care for our writing condition, but also they pointed out the areas that needed to be improved after we visited each site. They helped us improve much. Thank you for all the guidance from the teachers.

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

1. 2.In order to help students and teachers know more about Lukang Old Street, we designed and made exhibition boards to show our work, which is a part of curriculum integration, and displayed them on the day our school celebrated its anniversary. We were the commentators during the exhibition. 3.We learned how to appropriately utilize various software to create and edit artwork, so that the webpage would not appear monotonous. 4.When we first time got together to discuss, we distributed everyone’s work for the interview. When we interviewed a store, we were divided into two teams to proceed on the interviews in different areas separately. We went out together, but everyone’s work was not quite the same. Persons who were talkatine were responsible for interviewing and asking questions. Persons who could write fast were responsible for recording. Some persons took pictures or recorded. We helped one another. 5.In this Cyberfair project, we interviewed Master Shu-chi Hsu and President Hsiu-chuan Wei. Their success taught us that if we insist on our own idea, put in efforts and fortitudinous perseverance, nothing is impossible. Seeking knowledge is an indispensable spirit for a person in whole his/her life. It has been said, “One is never too old to learn”. Everything in our life is worthy of learning. Also, through this research, we learned much knowledge besides textbook. Many other unknown fields worth our entire life to explore. 6.In school’s sport events, we made display board to introduce us to visiting students. We used this experience to test our interviewing skills. We shared the knowledge we learned to our schoolmates, and also asked our classmates and 311 music class students to help answer our questionnaire. We would like to thank all of you for your cooperation and valuable opinions. 7.Students in modern educational system mostly take their classes within classrooms, so their learning is passive, and is separated from outside world. This gives our …

Project Elements

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

1) Desktops – Making webpage, collecting data, organizing data, and uploading pictures

2) Digital cameras – Taking pictures for the webpage needs.

3) Photocopiers – Printing questionnaires and files

4) Smart phones – Collecting data and contacting members.

5) Recorder pens – Recoding interview for organizing results.

6) Land lines and cell phones – Contacting interviewees regarding matters concerned.

7) USB drives – picture saving

We think that the Google drive is the most useful technology and the most valuable tool for us to share our data and cooperate to organize our data.

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

The roles we played were the cultural promotion ambassadors of Lukang. By on-site interviews, investigation, analysis, document literature organization, and website production (Walk in Lukang Inheritance preservation district), we promote the historical and humanistic spirit of Lukang to more people, and bring in different humanistic experience to Lukang Old Street.

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

This cultural ploughing may not be able to be observed in short period of time, but its power is strong. We will let more people know Lukang, and let more people see the vigorous vitality of this land. This will be the deepest impact brought in by our Cyberfair project. We hope that people who do not pay attention to Lukang culture can understand the meaning of Old Street after they learn Lukang Culture. We also hope that those who do not know Old Street can start to explore the spirit behind culture, protect it and promote it, so that our Cyberfair project can reach broader efficiency, and lead more people to walk into the cultural corridor at Lukang. We will then protect Lukang more, and spread the beauty of Lukang for more people to know in order to complete the mission of culture inheritance.

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

We learned Old Street related people, scenery, and snack beforehand through the commentator of Lukang Old Street. We continued to explore the stories and developing procedures in the past for Lukang Old Street. Through our deep research, we hoped we could create more understanding and observation with our heart, and drive the atmosphere of cultural inheritance and local teaching. We hope that people would not only know more about Lukang, but also be encouraged in exploring Old Street, and put in more efforts for cultural inheritance together after reading our website. Please follow our exquisite website to start a new cultural adventure exploring magical aspects of Lukang.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In this website developing procedure, we needed to go back to Lukang Old Street to retake pictures as long as the pictures were not sufficient. In the Cyberfair project, we needed to help one another. Everyone played an important role that was needed. We spent 6 months to complete this project, since we delayed our article writing and editing, and wasted a long period of time. The procedure was hard and exhausting, but the most important thing was that we received our achievement and happiness, which were not bought by money, when we were done with the website by our own efforts.


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