CyberFair Project ID: 8425

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Protector of Traditional Agriculture, Yong-Hua Lai
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Kang Chiao International School (Junior High)
    New Taipei City, N/A, Taiwan

7 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015, 2016, 2017

Classes and Teachers: Shih-Hsuan Hsiao, Ying-Tsung Peng

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Cultural preservation has been overlooked for a long time. Only a few people still possess the skills and want to help with the preserving the country. Taiwan is a country with many traditional culture, however, due to the fact that modern-day people no longer give a hand in the preservation process, Taiwan’s culture is slowly fading without the assistance of the current generation. People nowadays are all about technology advancements; so we should stop and remind ourselves of a time without these technology.

2. Summary of Our Project

As a poprice master, tulong master, and farmer, Mr. Yong-Hua Lai wanted to preserve the traditional Taiwanese methods. He once majored in photoelectric, but is now pursuing a career unrelated to his major. Giving up a possibly rich future, Mr. Lai strived to help the cultural preservation in Taiwan. He gained fame for his meaningful works after news station interviewed him on his atypical view of the world. With hardwork and dedication, we aim for this project to spread words about Mr. Lai’s actions on the cultural preservation of Taiwan; and unite the Taiwanese and foreign people to assist in the process.

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Throughout this project, as a team, we experienced many problems and obstacles. Our problems started from the very first day when we created this team of seven people; this team was created through long persuasion from other members in order for all the members to gather. Then, another obstacle blocked us from achieving our goal, which was the interview we did on Mr. Lai. Not only was it unpresentable, but also, some of the interview questions astray from the topic of our project. However, we overcame this crisis by editing the interview and continue with the few questions we can work with. Our last major issue regarding this project was our time management skills. We had difficulty matching with one another’s schedule during winter break when we had the most time, so lots of discussions could not be made. Although all of these obstacles and other minor problems tested our teamwork and ability to overcome problems, we were still able to complete our website despite the difficulties.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

After days of research, website making, and creating the project, we, as individuals, have changed a great amount together. Our attitude towards independent learning has become more and more p, 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 survey and analyzing it. This project enhanced our writing, researching, and problem-solving skills, and as a team, worked through the obstacles in order to achieve the best result.

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

With this project, we learned many new skills along with testing the skills we have already acquired. Skills, like planning and organizing, researching and interviewing, and most importantly, cooperation with our teammates, are required for standard coursework. These skills are used in our everyday life, and with this project, we have only improved these skills. This project supports the standard required coursework and curriculum since it teaches and improves our ability to plan, research, and communicate. We do the research ourselves and communicate with one another in order to discuss the actions regarding our website.

Project Elements

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

Software We Used: Google Docs, Google Form, ARCTIME, iMovie, Tools We Used: Cameras (filming and taking photos), Phone (contact, notes taking), Laptop/PC (Typing information, website design), Wi-fi (To research information on internet, connection for laptops), USB (For carrying and sending data) Other Resources Used: Website (About Mr. Yong-Hua Lai), Interview (With Mr. Yong-Hua Lai), 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.

Acting as spokespersons and ambassadors for our Cyberfair project, we told our family members, friends, and everyone around us about the importance of preserving Taiwanese agriculture. When we hang out with friend and during family vacation, we not only talk about Taipei 101 and bubble tea, but also about how human and nature was once connected; and how our industry and nature can live together. We made a questionnaire to ask people whether they knew about traditional Taiwanese culture, and lead them into think about the importance of preserving their homeland culture.

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

Mr. Yong-Hua Lai is devoted to preserving traditional Taiwanese culture. Setting an example for the world, Mr. Lai, introduced our hopes of getting those living in Taiwan and those curious about Taiwan, involved in the process of cultural preservation. And assist in the citizens’ understanding of the many valuable culture in our country, waiting to be discovered. Long time ago, the relationship between humans, or between human and nature are harmonious. During the seminar and interview with Mr. Lai, he informed us how tulong was used to represent and pass on Taiwanese culture. Our website would be able to brief people on the knowledge of the value of Tulong in Taiwanese culture, and arouse their memory and attention on Taiwan traditional agriculture.

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

International Cyberfair is a project that require online research, in-person interview, and group cooperation. With our teachers, classmates, seniors, and Mr. Yong-Hua Lai’s support and assistance, we were able to complete this challenging project. When we were faced with obstacles, our teachers guided us. All the members of the team would come together and discuss any conflicts that occurred and distribute the work in creating the website. The seniors’ provided past experiences and advice for our project, and Mr. Lai gave us an opportunity to learn about preservation of Taiwanese culture.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After months of researching, we now better understand the importance of preserving traditional culture. Through our research and interviews on Mr. Yong-Hua Lai, our comprehension on the value of cultural preservation. During the interview, we heard a variety of interesting point of view from Mr. Lai about traditional culture. We learned that passing on traditional cultures were not as simple as preserving techniques. We need to learn to be independent, pure, strong, and persistent first; then pass these lessons on to the next generation.


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