1. Description of Our Community
Yongjing Township is known for an abundant number of flowers and trees, and traditional temples. Among them, Painted Door Gods are the most fascinating artworks. Temples are the main religious center of Yongjing people. The Door God on the entrance shows the excellent skills of the artists who have designed the beauty of the art for the culture.
2. Summary of Our Project
The painting of Door Gods is the most important and attractive part of all. Splendid color and varied shapes make people fascinated. It is the vital essence which shows craftsmen’s great talent at temples. In addition, Door Gods represent conventional arts of the folklore. However, the construction which made of wood and stone were decayed after years of erosion, not to mention the painting of Door Gods on the wooden panel. Thus we should record the exquisite artworks before they disappeared and cherish the local treasure together.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Website production is difficult because we don't have enough experience and background knowledge is not enough. Luckily, our teacher helped us to overcome all the problems, and we get to know it gradually. Time for research is not easy to arrange. We use our nap time to discuss the research. In order to avoid conflict of our students' learning hour, we have to arrange and plan time to visit all the temples and historic sites. We divide into teams, visit the sites on holidays with family, take the advantage of computer technology to exchange information. Sometimes the computer is easy to crash, network speed is super slow, and can't upload information. These are the troubles we met. However, we have to make more efforts and keep going, do remember what mistakes we had make, and then use back up information. Finally we made it.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Teamwork, information editing, website production as well as knowledge of the artworks of Door Gods are all very important at this cyberfair activity. Though it's hardship, we learned a lot.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The CyberFair project research plan and activities are combined with Grade 1-9 Curriculum-humanities and art, language areas,social and local society, full use of internet technology, and integrated learning activities. In addition to appreciate the beauty of traditional art, we made some Door Gods artworks. It was an amazing experience. When doing project research, we need to have good language integration to convey what we want to explain in the internet. That was also a rewarding learning experience. Besides, this project combines with local community, we understand more about our local art and have a great thankfulness for those who are dedicated to protect our traditional artworks. In this CyberFair activity, we need to have basic internet background, therefore, using the Internet and learning have been more effective than traditional methods.There is no time limitation to share or study the related information. Internet does enhance our ability for using information.