CyberFair Project ID: 8586

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Bravo Bone Magic-Traditional Recovery Manipulation
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Kang Chiao International School Linkou Campus
    New Taipei City, , Taiwan

6 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 8, 2021. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2020

Classes and Teachers: Yi-Yun Chen, Hsiu-Yi Kuo, Vickie Licari

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taipei City, the administrative center of Taiwan since the late 19th century, has been the main stage of development in Taiwan's modern history. The Taipei Metropolitan Area, centered on Taipei City, has a total population of 7.04 million and is the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. In Taipei, you can keep up with the trend of the world while enjoying a high-quality and safe life. Therefore, Taipei City has twice won “The Best and Worst Cities in the World to Live and Work Abroad” in 2019 and 2020. In modern urban life, the fast pace often makes people feel uncomfortable and desire more time to breathe and relieve stress. Many people use physical therapy to relax their bodies and mind. Therefore, massage shops and rehabilitation shops are intensively opened in Taipei. Datong District is an area developed earlier in Taipei, and Dihua Street is the main axis of the entire district. Built in the 1850s, it has been an important distribution center for grocery, tea, Chinese medicinal materials, and cloth in Taipei. According to statistics, there are more than 100 textile companies, more than 300 clothes shops, and more than 200 Chinese herbal medicine shops near Dihua Street. Through the cooperation with Chinese herbal medicine shops, many rehabilitation shops have begun to set up chain stores. So far, rehabilitation shops and massage shops have spread throughout Datong District.

2. Summary of Our Project

With the increasing pressure nowadays, more and more people rely on physical therapy to relax themselves, and one of the effects that it creates is the rise of 'rehabilitation'. After our many discussions and analysis, we finally took “rehabilitation” as our theme and used a rehabilitation center, which seems inconspicuous but closely relates to our lives, as the starting point of the research to introduce the entire history and the principle of rehabilitation. Besides, we compare rehabilitation to several other physical therapies that are easy to get confused with. In addition, a feedback questionnaire was issued to make more accurate surveys and in-depth discussions on the course and efficacy of the treatment.

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:dial-up modem

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

First, there was so little material on the Web about our topic, osteopathic, so for first-hand information, we decided to interview the doctor who worked in this area. Second, there were occasions when the group's views deviated. In order to reach a consensus, we listened to each other's point of view and negotiated an acceptable outcome for both. Thirdly, because of the barrier of space and time and the impact of coronavirus , it was impossible for our group to hold a face-to-face meeting. However, in order to have community conversation and applications, we used Line, which is a well known communication software, to keep contact. Our lack of time control was another impediment. Our strategy was to make a time plan and then adhere to it. When we speak, we specifically mark when we can stop and go on with the plan, so we have been able to remain successful. In the first place, we had no idea how to create a website. None of us is acquainted with programming. Luckily, the school has several engineers who are eager to help. Through them, we consulted and learned programming skills.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our research during the participation has raised attention to important traditions in Taiwan. It has emerged people’s realization of how Osteopathic manipulation. It is for Taiwan's culture. It also provides students with more options regarding medical treatment.

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

We acquired investigative skills, understood the value of enthusiasm, and learned how to communicate with others as a result of this study, which are all important elements for learning. Any project and presentation start with research. It can only be mastered by experience, such as browsing the computer for correct data or reading papers for helpful texts. The research we undertook contributed to our condensed introduction to the history of the pen industry. Furthermore, the project helps us become acquainted with valuable testing methods. To organize and gather data, we used internet outlets and online channels. Interactions with others are not only an ability for coursework but also a vital life skill. This initiative involves holding interviews and approaching members of the group. We were able to overcome challenges such as a lack of consensus and time management by developing a timetable that was agreeable to all. As a result, we should feel more at ease while working with others, completing needed coursework, or meeting the requirements. Finally, patience is needed to continue analysis. We learned how to better turn our excitement into meaningful practice. We learned that if we are genuinely excited about what we are doing, it is much easier to conquer the challenges. With a core of interest, we will surpass ambitious expectations that are difficult to reach or goals that are difficult to attain. This will save us time in the future.

Project Elements

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

In order to make our project more versatile, we used Google Docs to gather and record all the information and context; Google Form to make a questionnaire to survey thoughts from the public, and Imovie to make the video about bad posture that people often have. In addition, we have learned to check whether our references are reliable by asking relevant people, such as an osteopathic doctor. We contact him online by Facebook or Line.

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

From the time we chose the topic of Taiwan local osteopathy, we began to find information from people arounds us. As the question passed through the community, many people started to be curious about this traditional therapy. Also, the questionnaire we made for investigating Taiwanese opinions of local recovery, guided the public to pay more attention to the crisis of Taiwan traditional medicine.

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

Before we did the topic, Traditional Recovery Manipulation, for Cyberfair, our community knew little about Osteopathy. This is because the information about Osteopathy is usually inherited by apprentices at the osteopathy store rather than inherited by the public. As a result, some information is lost during the inheritance process. Seeing this flaw, we decided to make the project in order to let more people know about Osteopathy and how it benefits every person in their daily lives. After we deeply understand Osteopathy and create our website, the first people we give a look at are our friends and our parents. They all give positive feedback and believe that we have done a great job at introducing Osteopathy to both who know nothing or little about Osteopathy, and they didn’t ever think that Osteopathy has such tightly connected to our daily lives. The most impressive and significant feedback we gain is that there are no images and public’s perspective on Osteopathy on the Website. After receiving feedback from them, we immediately search for the images to let others know more about what kind of bad sitting posture we are talking about and even make a video to let people have a deeper understanding of Osteopathy. Also, to gain the public's perspective, we quickly established the questionnaire and asked the public to fill out the questionnaire.

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

We invited students, teachers, and people in the community to complete the research with us. Participation was precious; no surveys could be done without their help. Our analysis is based on the important data from people, students, and teachers around us. They kindly spent their after-school and leisure time responding to our emails, answering our questions, and offering advice. Moreover, Beardoor's founder and owner have aided us. He gave us information about the industry we were studying and shared his experiences with us so that we could stand on his shoulders and see the big picture while coping with the issue.


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