CyberFair Project ID: 8214

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Stepping Stones of Farmington
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: St. Paul Lutheran
    Farmington, MO, United States

14 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 13, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2008, 2012, 2017

Classes and Teachers: Staci Pinkley

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Farmington is a small town with over 16,000 residents according to the census in 2012. Farmington is located about 72 miles due South of St. Louis, Missouri. We are part of St. Francois County. Farmington was voted one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns, by Livability, 2016. The landmarks include buildings to mines to families rich in history and excellence. One of them is our school, St Paul Lutheran School. It has been around for 140 years. Although Farmington is small, we are expanding rapidly. Our school has over 300 students in K-8.

2. Summary of Our Project

In order to know where we are going sometimes we need to see where we have been. Our project allowed us to unite and understand the rich history of our town, Farmington and her historical landmarks. Our own school has been an integral part of our community for over 140 years. Our website acted as an invitation to celebrate the past and welcome our future in and out of our hallways.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

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

We were short on time as we started in late January but we were focused. The students communicated via text, Google Classroom, and email to ensure editing and deadlines were met. Scheduling time to meet with community members proved to be difficult but we were grateful for flexibility. Our public relations team did a fantastic job of communicating and representing the class well.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

In order to know where we are going sometimes, we need to see where we have been.

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

Most standards of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS (National Educational Technology Standards for Students standards are met by this CyberFair project. We continue to learn, navigate and share digitally. This challenges us to gather information and connect with people. A sense of pride unfolded as we researched our school's history and the legacy that St. Paul lends to its community.

Project Elements

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

We used PC's, Chromebooks, Drones, iPhone/Ipad, several apps and software including Google for Education Apps, oral interviews, video and still cameras, books and our local library. These tools made it easy to gather and share information.

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

We called and emailed administrators, fellow alumni and librarians, community members and business leaders to set up meetings. Our public relations team took the time to create questions for our interviews with our alumni interviews. The teachers were helpful during the project. Our goal as we develop our website is to share our information with our school and community.

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

Now that our website is published we believe that it will have a positive impact on our past, present, and future community members. We are proud of where we come from and the rich history we have discovered. We connected with alumni and community members alike during this project. It will increase our online presence and reinforce our ever present legacy in our community.

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

Parents, teachers, students (past and present) administrators, alumni, and community members helped us with this project.


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