CyberFair Project ID: 8420

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

School: SMK Canossian Convent
    JOHOR, N/A - Does Not Apply, Malaysia

10 students, ages 13-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): no

Classes and Teachers: Gopal R.Mahalingam

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://-

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Segamat is a town and district located in the north of the state of Johor in Malaysia, bordering two other states of Malaysia (Negeri Sembilan on the west and Pahang on the north). It is located roughly 172 kilometres from Johor Bahru, the capital city of Johor State. It is 95 km travel distance via North-South Expressway from Johor Bahru to Yong Peng. It is another 77 km via Federal Route 1.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project about highlights special efforts to promote a Famous Restaurant. Bhai Shop at Segamat district.

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:1

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

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

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

We used teachers ipad or tab with mobile data to search information and print out documents. Individual team member’s internet connection: Everyone in our team has a PC at home, most using ADSL connection. We also used email, telegram and facebook to communicate and send information after school.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Being secondary school students in the fifth year with heavy home work, we could only use our recess time after school to have discussion. somemore this year we got Public Exam (SPM).Fortunately, our team members cooperated and collaborated to make every effort to minimize the negative impacts during the process, so that the research project produced great results. in addition Lack of experience in website production: This is our first time to participate in the CyberFair Project. We did not have any prior experience in website production. Whenever we met obstacles, we worked our best to find someone who was able to consult. There was much joy and setbacks during the research process. At the same time, Time limitation for interview: We confronted many restrictions in our interviews regarding this research project. The main challenge was the schedule to visit many places in Segamat, after school time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Bhai shop is the most valuable gift to Batu Anam, Segamat. As a responsible citizen, all must give support to them.

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

A memorable and experience process behind admiration: We faced many ways of dealing with problems, and improved our communication skills. Although it was hard work during the research process, it bore sweet fruits. We understood that there is no 'something for nothing'. Secondly, Trust and better communication learned from the team work: There is always a price for growth. We learned respect, ways of communication, tolerance and forgivingness under the same goal. We also understood the meaning of forbearance, contribution, understanding, and thanksgiving.

Project Elements

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

Hardware equipment: computers, digital cameras, digital voice recorders, tape recorders, scanners, printers. (2) Computer Software: for webpage editing, Photoshop for image-processing, Microsoft Word for text editing, Ulead GIF Animator 5 for animation software, Outlook Express for sending and receiving emails, google chorome for web browser, ACDSee for image browsing, CuteFtp for information transfer (3) Internet: Instant Messenger, e-mail, message boards, FTP Server, ADSL broadband Internet, network hard drive.

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

We called the interviewees to schedule appointments before visiting them in person. In the interviews, we’ve gained a lot of knowledge, which also included how to access the interviewees and record the interview content. Through the interviews, we learned about the environmental cares. We also acted as ambassadors to explain to them the effects and responsibility of environmental pollution, how the researched information would be posted on a website for promoting Segamat.

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

Learning outside of the classroom: We found many differences between learning in the classroom and out of the classroom. Through the thematic studies, we learned how to collect information, how to communicate with others, and how to manage data. These skills and experience would certainly be our own and become our lifelong skills.Working with professional guides: We interviewed a volunteer group of professional guides working for Segamat whose contribution made our research even richer. The valuable research process: To complete the work by a team’s effort is our new experience. We never thought that we could complete such a large project, including research and website design. It is a very valuable learning experience. After we publish and shared the web page people around the country get known about your Bhai community. They are eager to visit the bhai shop to taste variety of foods.

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

Thanks to the school and the principal for the strong supporting and facilitating. Thanks to the Education Minister Dato Madzhir, Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah Segamat strongly supporting. Thanks for giving us a permission to do project like this. we also thank to Bhai Shop workers and customer those who are cooperating with us. Thanks to Teacher Mr.Gopal for co-ordinating projects and helping us make plans

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Lessons: During the research process, we encountered hardship to cooperate each other. We learn to have mutual understanding and encourage each other; only through sincere communication and bearing responsibility could we complete the project. Surprises: All guide of Johor held strong enthusiasm for the nature and humanities, and generously shared their knowledge with us. After their detail explanation, we were so touched as well as enlightened in a deeper sense.


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