CyberFair Project ID: 8357

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Qingchuan Tofu
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Qingchuan vocational school
    Guangyuan, Sichuan, China

3 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 5, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014,2015,2016

Classes and Teachers: Guo xuliang

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Local specialties are affluent in Qingchuan, many organic products are growing with the unique region, and become a worldwide brand. These green products are high-grade great-tasting food. Because of the undeveloped economy and information technology, numerous traditional products are unknown. In order to let more people all know the Qingchuan specialties, we selected the topic of Qingchuan specialties as our webpage-making project. Facing many products, such as black fungus, mushroom, bamboo fungus, gastrodia elata, honey and Tohu, team selected Tofu as the research theme after discussing.

2. Summary of Our Project

Because it is the first time to make local specialty, team members are very confused, I do not know how to start. In the time Qingchuan's many special product characteristics has nearly lost. The rise of the small town tourism, aroused many industries development, Qingchuan tofu earned a reputation. After the analysis and guidance of the teacher, we read the relevant information, search the Internet, and informed staff communication, collect information, prepare fully for the project, after several in-depth search at farmer’s home to experience tofu production process, making us master the process of producing tofu. After 50 days of team cooperation and efforts, at 17:00 pm on November 20th, we successfully completed the entries. Remember the 50 day bit by bit, full of initial hesitation, hardships, and difficulties in production, technical problems and disputes between the players...... But look at our own works; everything becomes so harmonious and beautiful. Thank for this opportunity, so that we can get exercise to improve the school life, let us understand the importance of teamwork, let us know that there is a difficult but proud of the story behind every successful thing. Through building website, I hope more people understand the local characteristics of Qingchuan specialty, and hope you eat green food for the health of yourselves, your family. We are waiting for you in Qingchuan!

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:4-6

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):

Cconstruction assistance provided by country and Zhejiang Province, our school has 5 computer classrooms with more than 200 computers. On Oct, 2011, we accessed to the web by 10M fiber-optic telecom networks. Computer course was set up and it's very convenience for students to use.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

First time, on the journey to collect folk customs, we went to Qingxi old town from school by bus, it suddenly began to rain when we set off on half an hour. Views were rained, and the road was no good; it was rough and full of holes, we arrived at Qingxi after having a very rough trip. Local beekeeper took us to a private bee gardens, it was a long way up to there and the road was muddy because it rained. We had a hard time on our way. Difficulties in interview: It was our first time to carry out social practice out of campus. We had no experience in interview, didn’t know what kind of people were suitable for asking question, and very tense, it made interviewees suspicious of us, they excused for declining to be interviewed. Coming back, through our summary and study, we took the prepared questions in the second time, we had a generous and friendly communication with local residents, and we felt gratified that the effect was very good. Production difficulties: Because it is the first time to participate in, project production process arrangements are not reasonable, such as because we didn’t determine the site columns, so we didn’t know how to make the data and interview records, classification was not in order, causing great distress.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

“Nothing is difficult to the man who will try.” When we are faced with a challenge, we have no cowardice, even though we are shy and timidity. We are excellent in building website tasks completed with our plucky attitude and team collaboration. Thanks to this platform, let us go out of the school, take the knowledge into practice flexibility; thanks to this project, let us get exercise and rapid growth; thanks to two teachers, we successfully completed the project and benefit from a strong team; thank you, let us feel the a powerful force of unity and cooperation.

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

The school offers many courses: Windows 7, Office Word 2010, lash, photoshop, FrontPage, AdobeDreamweaver and so on, we learned the computer operating system, Office software last semester, we are learning Photoshop, AdobeDreamweaver this semester, these courses are independent subjects, we have not learned them together, this CyberFair project gave us an opportunity to learn. In the finishing material, we learned how to import photos from the camera inside to the computer; in the initial use of the recording pen, when we used the recording pen, we were puzzled with the buttons, through learning, we can took the records on the computer; in text typesetting, learn to combine text with pictures together, and proficient in image processing. This project not only exercises our writing and communication skills, but also made us use the knowledge flexible, although in the process, encountered many difficulties and challenges, under the guidance of teacher and with the encouragement and help of teammates, we completed the project

Project Elements

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

Mobile phone,computer,Digital camera,ADSL, MicrosoftOffice Word 2010,Photshop CS6

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

Qingchuan's many special product characteristics nearly lost. We act as heirs to preserve and carry forward them. After earthquake, Qingchuan government develops eco-tourism, With continuous development of the town tourism; local characteristic industry has been drove growth.Much more needs to be done, with the Cyberfair project, we act as “Ambassador”to popularize special local product and call on people to eat green food.

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

1,Through the project, we understand tofu production process, and grasp operating skills. We filed information and published in Qingchuan town using our off-hours. 2,Our interviews on street astonished local people. They thought our generations don’t know to produce tofu with traditional technology. They are gratified by our performance that traditional cooking method is flourishing and has no lack of successors. 3,Promoting local production by our research project increase pressure on local government. They have confidence and determination to make tofu production growing and become stronger, lead to the local economic development. 4,Participating Cyberfair project is an opportunity for us to go out of school to know what intangible cultural heritage is about. Meanwhile it enhances our ability in social skills, learning and teamwork.

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

1, The nice boss of hotel offered to contact interviewee for us when people we contacted beforehand told us he could not accept our interview. And he took us to producer’s home with his electric tricycle. 2, When the government officer learnt the intention of our reaching here, he offered to contact interviewee for us. 3, Local tofu producer gave us a warm welcome, and he unreservedly passed on to us his method of producing tofu. 4, Local people and vendors cooperated with our interview. They introduced us the method of dishes with tofu, and told us how to transport and keep tofu.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

1, Through the project, we learnt the importance of teamwork and integrating theory with practice. Our ability of observation, learning, hands-on skills and communication skills has been increased.

2, There is a great limitation in traditional education model which we never go outside school. This outdoors experience activity is the first time of our life, and helps us learn what we can't learn from books. 3, A clear division of labor and planned in scientific method before deploying the project that you can get more done in less time. In daily study, we must have a good grasp of our lessons,as it is to better combine the theory with application.


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