CyberFair Project ID: 8269

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: New Taipei Municipal Ruifang Junior High School
    New Taipei City, N/A - Does Not Apply, ??

10 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Classes and Teachers: Ying-Pin Lin, Cheng-Shun Su, Szu-Chi Chen, Zi-Qiain Huang, Chen-Ying Lin, Rou-Ting Fang, Ruo-Yu Hong, Si-Ting Jian, Yi-Yun Lai, Ye-Hui Jian, Pei-Lun Huang, Yi Du, Ting-Yue Chen

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Ruifang was a very famous and popular mining town which located in northeastern Taiwan.Now Ruifang turns into a hot attraction for artists and also tourists.With its rich background,we'd like to show the world our hometown,and of course,helping our next generations to know where they come from.

2. Summary of Our Project

The legendary asphalt artist,Mr. Xi-Xun Chiu,is the one and only artist who uses asphalt for his works.He's been living in this area for more than 30 years.He wanted to form an art community here,but nothing really worked.Now, with the passion of our students and teachers,we visited Mr. Chiu joining this project, and we both feel that'll be a great event for both our community and also the next generation.

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:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The website has too much information which confuses us sometimes. It's not easy to get the ones i want at the first sight.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

It unites our people and local.

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

We encourage our students to do most of the research by themselves, share and gather their ideas together. They want to learn more about their hometown. With this project, we connect the new generation with the elderly.Both of them benefit from each other by sharing and also learning.

Project Elements

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

Local people helped a lot for arranging the interview for this project. The artist who we invited does less and less public events because of the age. But he was very nice to share all his life with our team. Also, with the new tech, we used smartphones, tablets, and surely cameras to record our interviews and photos.

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

I'm actually new in this school and of course this project. But I'm impressed by the influence of it. I can sense the eager of our team members, how they want the world and our own people see these artworks and stories. We visited the artist couple times. He couldn't really speak clearly at this age, but he's been really nice to us, sharing thoughts and food, too. This project means a lot to all of us.

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

Not just share with our own students. We'd like to share our research to schools around. The stories may go on from one person to another. Also, this project brings new hope to this old town. People only know this was a mining town decades ago and transformed a hot spot for tourists. But under these shining distractions, it has more to be discovered. By doing this project, I think the stories go further.

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

This is a great opportunity for local people to know that there's still young generations care about this land. And THAT made them want to share more with us. With the power and knowledge from them, we got more info and truth about lives of the past.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

My grandparents used to live in this town, and I visited them a lot when I was little. But they moved to the city and never really went back. This place becomes a land of dreams to me. However, I came here by chance and decided stay here forever, giving and sharing all I have for this land. Luckily, I have this lovely jobs at our school. Life's a mystery, one never knows that I'll come back here again.


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