CyberFair Project ID: 8169

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Dream Side of Southern Taiwan Science Park .
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: National Nanke International Experimental High Sch
    Tainan City, , Taiwan

10 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): no

Classes and Teachers: Chia-Chi Chen, Sheng- Hsiung Su, Yuan-Ling Tsai

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Even though our encounter was temporary, it still left a good impression in our hearts! Can you fancy a Science Park can develop into an attraction? A place full of history,technology,environment ,art and local culture. It’s our community- Southern Taiwan Science Park .But many people didn’t know it has developed into an attraction. Maybe you don’t know ,that. Twenty years ago, there was no building,factory ,no TSMC,no INX,and no UMC. Only paddy and weeds, it used to be very simple. But now,Southern Taiwan Science Park has become different. It could promote the economic growth of Southern Taiwan.Looking back, in Twenty years, Southern Taiwan Science Park went through some changes. Let’s find out more about it !

2. Summary of Our Project

A Science Park is located at the junction of Xinshi , Shanhua and Anding, in Tainan City, Taiwan .A high-quality environment combining life,ecology, and production.Southern Taiwan Science Park. It was founded in 1996. Twenty years ago, it had paddy and few people. But twenty years later, Southern Taiwan Science Park has bought industrial advance,and has promoted economy growth.Southern Taiwan Science Park combines sightseeing, arts, education, environmental protection,and fashion.However, how many people know about its progress in 20 years? Twenty years it made progress and grew up. It’s is no longer merely a Science Park anymore. It has become a tourist paradise. Though this website ” The Dream Side of Southern Taiwan Science Park .” ,to let you learn more about Southern Taiwan Science Park and share with more people.Southern Taiwan Science Park combines sightseeing, arts, education, environmental protection, fashion. However, how many people know about it? Twenty years it made progress and grew up. It’s is no longer a Science Park anymore. It had become a tourist paradise. We want to use” The Dream Side of Southern Taiwan Science Park .” Let you know Southern Taiwan Science Park, and share with more 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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

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

Our school is located near National Center for High-performance Computing, so our Internet is very different than other school. National Nanke International Experimental High School uses Taiwan Advanced Research and Education Network, which allows us to utilize the internet to search for data as well as to share it among members,and the successful completion of the project.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

During the period of CyberFair, we had several challenges that we faced while doing the project.We took some time to brainstorm in our small group for ideas of designing the webpage . After that, we took some time todeal with coordination and typesetting. In addition, we also faced challenges of collaborating within a large group of people, and finding time to do the project together. The main obstacle for us is TIME. We need time to learn and be familiar with new softwares, to discuss the project, to carry out interview, to write manuscripts, to edit the webpage,and questionnaire survey. In order to finish the work on time, we spent lunch hours together, sometimes even stayed after school, or carry on the discussion via email or Facebook while at home. Aside from the school days, we also have to work during weekends and even winter vacation.Everyone had gained a lot from the Cyberfair:for students, it is not just pure research, but also a lesson of cooperation, stress balancing, and time management. For our team , it meant honor and an intellectual challenge.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Participating in this competition makes us learn a lot. What I gained most from over the course of three months of research and interviews is that I conquered my fear of talking to strangers for interviews. After many failures, I once thought of giving up but my team encouraged me, so I finished many questionnaires. CyberFair project involves activities which require the integration of our learning in the following fields: Research, Social Studies, Questionnaire survey, Educational excursion, English, and active experience. We used the Dreamweaver software to build the website, translated Chinese into English, and improved our English ability. We learned how to list the questions before conducting a Chinese interview. We also learned how to make plan event. And how to work together to complete the case project.

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

Our school expects students to have the ability of independent research, group cooperation, as well as planning and organizing. We have applied skills we have to learning in school to CyberFair . During the process, we have recongnized the importance of group cooperation and withessed a cross-disciplinary combination of language ,socid stuies ,fine art science and technology. This Cyberfair ,we'd like with international exchange , and the characteristics of tourism resources in the Tainan Science Park share to more people.

Project Elements

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

Hardware 1. Computer: document editing, image editing, data compilation and data upload 2. Internet :Using various data to reache a conclusion and upload and share files 3. Digital camera:To take pictures for image recording and make video, clips 4. Smartphone:To record interview responses and exchanges 5. Photocapier:To print questionnaires 6. USB drive:To backup and share files Software 1.Photoscape:Online document sharing, file uploading 2.Photocap and Photoshop:Photo editing 3.Google docs:To edit interview results 4.FileZilla:FTP software that allows us to transmit data onto our website 5.Dreamweaver CS6 :Webpage production 6.Word:Document editing 7.CyberLink PowerDirector:Video editing 8.X-mind:To draw our research results into mind maps

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

Through the study and establishment of a website, we hope to promote a more profound understanding regarding our community- Southern Taiwan Science Park. Besides, by visiting manufacturers who participate the traceability project, we understand quality of products and transparency of production procedures are future industrial trends. On the other hand, we can boost school’s feature and students' abilities, so local residents can see that even a school in a science park can offer learning activities as effective as schools in the cities. In addition, the finished website can present the best information in promoting local tourism and marketing local specialties, as well as increasing the school's visibility.

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

We have learned from local natural resources and green building and have carried out ecological education programs.Nevertheless, many people do not know tourism resources in The Science Park. Therefore, we hope that more people know the tourist attractions in Nanke through our research, questionnaires and interviews. We want to use the webpage called 'NSC a dream, the most supreme' to let more and more people know the science park, a beautiful, educational, and tourist paradise in southern Taiwan.

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

During publishing our product. We applied webpage making skills taught by our teachers . Furthermore,the commissioner and section manager of Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau ,Vice General Manager of KPC and history museum docent offered the information we needed during the interviews. When we organized the webpage .the Principal and the Director of NNKIEH gave us some advice about how to arrange the information we have. When we translated the articles,the foreign teacher in our school also helped us make correction.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

CyberFair is a platform in-depth researches. In order to enrich our language abilities and to build up a global vision, we planed to connect with Cyber Fair, to introduce thematic fieldwork methods and tourism resources surveys, and further create websites to showcase our research findings. Our project is a dynamic progress. We gathered all the reference and compiled it into the project; Besides, we visited public arts , KPC Products, and National Museum of Prehistory-Southern Taiwan Science Park branch . We arranged all the notes and references after school, designed questionaires, visited companies for understanding the wonderful science park . The things we made may be small but full of sincerity and passion. We hope we can make more people know about the wonderful science park. In the core value of Cyberfair, 'Share ideas via the internet', the local distinctions and cultrue from all over the globe can gain more recognition via the Internet. The Internet can eliminate the gaps among different countries and expand people's horizons.


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