CyberFair Project ID: 8347

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Golden Corridor Program
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Ming Lun Junior High School
    Changhua County, Taiwan, Taiwan

10 students, ages 12-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 8, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): NO

Classes and Teachers: Ming-Yu Huang , Yen-Wen Chen , Hsueh-tsu Cheng

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Changhua County is located in the central part of Taiwan Island, east of the Bagua Mountains and Nantou County border, the west side of the Taiwan Strait, the south with voiced Water Creek and Yunlin as the boundary, North to Big Belly Creek and Taichung City for the world. Changhua County terrain on the main plains, the north belongs to the Changhua Plain, the south is voiced Water Creek fan-shaped plains. Taiwan's high-speed rail north to the south, after Changhua through the Bagua Mountain, in Tanaka town to the west, after Creek State Township, Pitou Township, Zhutang After Township to the south voiced Water Creek into Yunlin County. These towns belong to the voiced Water Creek fan-shaped plain geology and the area with serious subsidence.

2. Summary of Our Project

The 'Golden Corridor Project' is a government-driven scheme which is mainly intended to alleviate the short operating life of the high-speed railway due to subsidence. In these severe subsidence areas, most of them are agricultural regions. In recent years, because of the influence of extreme climate, it is becoming more and more serious for farmers to exceed pumping groundwater. In order to solve the problem, the government put forward the Golden Corridor plan. Farmers in Taiwan are mostly small farmers, and it is very difficult for them to increase costs or change their farming practices. In this scheme, subsidies and educational training are provided to allow farmers to change their farming methods more water-saving or to plant dry field crops to achieve the purpose of reducing groundwater. Our 'Minglun team', through data collection, analysis, interviews, implementation, and so on, let everyone know the progress of the project, and also learn more High-tech agricultural irrigation technology. Let us also understand the current operation of the high-speed railway.

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: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

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

The school's network is 100MB fiber-optic network connectivity Changhua County Education Network Center, while the teachers and students in the home network is mostly cable TV broadband, ADSL or 10MB fiber network.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Difficulties (i), Time is pressing: The way to overcome it: when we first discuss the topic and study the architecture, we start by roughly prioritizing and estimating the work content and timetable. In addition, the teachers will use the Thursday afternoon time to discuss the content and progress of each week's work.

Difficulties (ii), visits and coordination: Way to overcome: we visit the agricultural improvement field through the introduction of parents.

Difficulties (iii), time deployment is not easy: Overcome the method: We selected can avoid all the community time of the Thursday lunch break, as a fixed party time, and other temporary party activities, we try to participate in, no way to participate in the people, please have to participate in the students to help convey the relevant matters.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have decided the subject after many discussions. We all have the opportunity to take the high speed rail, but the safety of driving is something we pay attention to. Through this event, we will understand how the Golden Corridor Project can maintain the safety of high-speed rail and let us learn ways to upgrade agricultural production technology. We visited a few farmers and actually understood the program's help to them, and we were actually able to understand and operate water-saving irrigation systems and equipment, hoping that we could get the knowledge we have learned through the website to help more farmers in need.

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

1. Communication skills: When we need to visit. We tell respondents who we are, what we are interviewing for, and what we are talking about, which is particularly important. We also coordinate the convenience of the respondents to ensure a smooth interview. 2. Writing skills: We have to find data on the 'Golden Corridor Plan' on the web, and the data and photos we visit, it is very difficult to edit and present on the website. But also a very good training. 3. Teamwork: In the process of our projects, because of the large number of data collection and editing, we must assign each person responsible for the work to complete the task. In this process we learn how to get along with people and how to coordinate work so that everyone's abilities are fully realized.

Project Elements

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

A. Software: 1. Word 2013: Text input finishing 2.MUSE CC: Making Web pages 3. Photocap: Photo editors 4.nEO IMAGING: Photo Management 5. FileZilla: Uploading Web pages 6. Line: Timely information communication 7. FB Associations: Online discussion and data exchange 8. Google Drive: Network hard disk data exchange

B. Equipment: 1. Computer: Write interview content, edit Web pages, edit pictures 2. Flash Drive: Data exchange, storage photos, interviews 3. Smart Phone: Photography and contact 4. Notebook: Action Writing interview content 5. Camera: Photography 6. Recording Pen: Interview recording

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

Our Minglun team plays the role of 'ambassador' through the following points

1. Actual visit: Through the visit to the Golden Corridor project, in-depth analysis and understanding of the implementation process and objectives, and then the content of the site to express, so that people who want to know the contents of the plan can have another pipeline.

2. Actual visit: Through direct contact with the farmers and visits, so that we can learn from many aspects of the Golden Corridor project to help farmers and farmers demand, we have sorted out the site, we hope that the need to promote agricultural technology farmers have a reference place.

3. Practice and experience: through hands-on operation, understand the operation principle of drip irrigation system, and how to help farmers improve irrigation technology has a deeper understanding. Let each player be a narrator and play the role of 'ambassador' of the topic.

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

Two things that are seemingly unrelated to the production of high speed railways are linked by climatic and geographical factors. Our theme is to let everyone know that because the traditional agricultural cultivation methods need to extract excessive groundwater, which causes subsidence, endangering the safety of high-speed railway traffic. We all have the opportunity to take the high-speed rail, and the safety of driving is something we pay attention to. Through our theme, we will let the public understand how the Golden Corridor Project can maintain the safety of high-speed rail and upgrade the technology of agricultural production.

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

The Golden Corridor plan is not only to improve the safety of high-speed trains, but also to upgrade agricultural production technology. Farmers who are funded by the scheme are willing to share their farming experience, so they are both assistants and volunteers to participate.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After the project was completed, we learned that many things are closely related. Because of climate change, it is necessary to take large amount of groundwater irrigation when planting farmland, and to form subsidence by geologic factors. And because of the high speed railway passing through here and causing harm. To improve the problem can not call farmers to stop planting, so we need to promote the cultivation of technology. In this project we learned the operation principle of drip irrigation system and practical application of technology, and know a lot of farmers, harvest is very rich.


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