1. Description of Our Community
A local community can be as small as a street neighborhood or as wide as a national territory. As long as the group of people sharing the same resources, holding the same believes, fulfilling the same needs or facing the same risks is able to be considered as a local community. Therefore, we choose Taipei Feitsui Reservoir as our object to study as Taipei citizens, since it is our fountain of life. It is our duty to promote the community raised up by such marvelous water and electricity supplies offered by the Mother Nature and to ensure people will not ignore how valuable it is. We believe the common reliance on water and environment can be applied to local communities globally.
2. Summary of Our Project
Introduce Taipei Feitsui Reservoir in different aspects including the history background, the ecological environment and the potential problems, etc. Through the journey of exploration in the Feitsui Reservoir community, we want to arouse the awareness of Taipei residents to treasure the beauty of the living neighborhood then notice the issue of environmental protection. People in modern society, especially metropolitan area, are too busy on daily works to approach the Mother Nature. Therefore, we hope this web project can promote the importance of the community by the dependence of people on the internet. Furthermore, by sharing the information about the power plant of Feitsui Reservoir, Taipei citizens will learn the trend of green power development and start to reduce the wastage of water.
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
Time limitation is the top challenge to the members. Jing-Wen is a private high school in the capital city of Taiwan, so students are required to spend moist of time in academic study. The team had to squeeze the spare time to overcome series challenges such as the information collection, the contents editing and the web-pages design techniques. Therefore, well-organized plan and team work are crucial under the time pressure. Additionally, each member had different standard and expectation during the collaboration. Rational communication and understanding with compassion are indispensible in the process. Since every crew is young with high self-esteem, the assistance of teachers is essential during the negotiation. Fortunately, we all solved the problems smoothly and reached to agreement in arguments in the end.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We've learned to debate from diverse perspectives with broader vision and the awareness of public benefits. The experience is so extraordinary and valuable that we hope we can effect others by our own actions.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The project covers the fields including geography, computer practice, applied English, and web designs, etc. Therefore, to complete the project, the team needed to consult with the teachers in each field to achieve each task in the working process. The working process was divided in to several tasks and set with different requirements and datelines. Teachers in each subject will supervise students’ outcome and include the result as a part of their final grades. Also, the project will be the demonstration to each subject while teachers giving lectures and case study in other class. Through the interaction, the idea and purpose of the project can be promote to more people.