CyberFair Project ID: 8293

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Eye upon Skyline, The Beauty beyond Infinity
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Kang Chiao International School (Junior High)
    New Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

10 students, ages 13-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

For a long time, the aerial photo has been used to record topography of a certain area. Like an eye in the sky, those photographs can help people identify the type of terrain. Taiwan had started to shoot aerial photos since WWII, and these photos described how people lived that time. Time flew as technology improved, the aerial camera has new abilities gradually. People nowadays even use aerial cameras on more subjects such as biology, cartography, surveillance, arts, entertainment, and others.

2. Summary of Our Project

As a civil servant, Mr. Po-Lin Chi did not think he would succeed in his career. He didn’t learn in class about aerial photography, therefore producing a documentary in the aerial perspective was truly hard for him. What he only aimed for was to present Taiwan in a different perspective, and to let Taiwanese discover a new Taiwan they have never know of. Due to the documentary, he then won two Golden Horse Awards. We hope this project can bring people into the clouds, and together join the world of aerial photography.

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:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

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

As the technology gets more developed, computer and the internet become indispensable. Based on that reason, our school provided us local optical network(100M) and school server. Most of our work are completed in club time. Also, we collected information and changed it into a report on Google docs. Google Docs helped us to discuss online and to edit it immediately.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

This is our first time participating in Cyberfair and interviewing Director Chi. Sweats, setbacks, and laughter accompanied us through the whole process. We had encountered numerous difficulties, especially the camera, throughout the whole interview, but the ten of us managed to overcome them together. This is our very first interview so there’s a lot for us to learn, which can be quite challenging and frustrating, but the result definitely worth the pain. We also encountered some technical problems due to our inexperience leading to frequent mistakes. We really appreciate help and patience from all the teachers and Director Chi. We had learned how to interview as a news reporter, and learned to beautify the photo and film like a professional photographer. Moreover, we also learned how to be like a website engineer to build up a website that is full of our precious memories.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

After this monographic research project, we have changed a lot. Our learning attitude has become more and more effective, and we learned the importance to cooperate with each other. In addition, we became willing to learn the skills we did not try before, such as writing a questionnaire. This project enhanced our writing, researching, and problem-solving skills, and we, as a team, tried hard to achieve the best result.

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

In this project, we learned how to interview, organize information, and cooperate with teammates. These skills closely related to our daily life, and we can use these skills anytime in our daily life. We also improved our communication skills when we were interviewing Director Chi. This project fits into our school's education system, students can learn how to do research and make questionnaires. Our school's teaching purpose is to let students learn by themselves by doing research, we practiced and improved it a lot in this project. The Internet lets us work more effectively, and we can discuss and edit information online immediately. We can find more information on the internet in a shorter time, and that factor make us work with more benefit.

Project Elements

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

Software We Used: Google Docs, Google Sheets, PhotoCap, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Muse, WS_FTPLE Tools We Used: Cameras (filming and taking photos), Phone (contact, notes taking), Laptop/ Desktop PC (Typing information, website design), Optical Network/ Wi-fi (To collect internet information, Network connection for laptops), USB (For carrying and sending data), Blackboard (Planning outlines) Other Resources Used: Books (About Mr. Po-Lin Chi), Interview (With Mr. Po-Lin Chi), Surveys (To collect more information)

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

Nowadays, there are many types of cameras. With a single push of the flash button, the camera will do its job. After the invention of the camera, people started to use them to record their memories. As photography techniques innovated and improved, traditional photography is almost eliminated. The birth of aerial photography caused Director Po-Lin Chi to use the technique to record our beautiful homeland, Taiwan. His documentary Beyond Beauty - Taiwan From Above gave people a whole new vision towards the island. Due to environmental pollution caused by technological improvements, the beauty of Taiwan gradually faded, and the meaning of “Formosa” once spoken by the Portuguese has vanished. It is aerial photography that gave people the inspiration to protect their home and to save the environment.

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

By selecting Director Chi as our topic, we hope more and more people can look at Taiwan from another perspective rather than their normal vision. There are plenty of beauty hidden in every corner in Taiwan, yet there is also an ugly and sad side caused by environmental pollution. The purpose of our project is to globalize the issue and make our community pay attention to the importance of environmental protection. During the interview with Director Chi, we discussed how he can use aerial photography to influence people by taking the photo that shows the changes in Taiwan. Our website helps people by let them know the seriousness of pollution, and it was all recorded in Director Chi's documentary.

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

Cyberfair is an international project that involved cooperation with teammates, interview, and research online. The teachers, classmates, seniors, and Director Chi all helped us to complete the project. When we faced problems, our teachers guided and supported us. When someone felt lost, the other teammates would come and help. Seniors provided experiences and opinions for our project, and Director Chi gave us a lot of information about aerial photography.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After months of researching, we have had a deeper understanding in aerial photography. As we interview Director Po-Lin Chi, we can see his heart full of passion and persistence in aerial photography. He is willing to share his spirit and experiences on chasing his dream. Throughout the process, we learned a lot, such as cooperating with classmate, skills of interviewing, collect and gather information, making websites and modifying pictures. Although there’s not much information on our topic, and we struggled with it, we still came through it. We have asked for advice from Director Chi, teachers, and seniors. Although we were not that good at making websites, our teacher taught us step-by-step until we understand. Without their help, we couldn’t make this happen. This experience is very meaningful for all of us. We’ve been through harsh time, but we solve the problems all together. After all, we want to thank all the people that have helped us and made us grew a lot.


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