CyberFair Project ID: 8631

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: inBlooom—Formosan Stories with Printed Fabric
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Taipei Municipal Shilin Junior High school
    Taipei, N/A, Taiwan

10 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2022. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2018,2019,2020,2021

Classes and Teachers: Shih Kuan-Chou, Huang I-Yu, Chiu Pin-Shuan

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan is a Pacific island located southwest of Japan and north of the Philippines. It is a half tropical and half subtropical island with a rich and colorful landscape. Taiwan, known as Formosa, has its fine and diverse culture. At each corner, you can find some local stories and unique characteristics to enjoy. Our school is located in Taipei City, Shilin District, with its outstanding living environment and marvelous natural scenery. There are many famous scenic spots and historic sites nearby such as National Palace Museum, Taipei Astronomical Museum, National Taiwan Science Education Center, Shilin Night Market, and Taipei Children's Amusement Park. Through this project, we hope to help more people understand the beauty and the life of Taiwan's culture.

2. Summary of Our Project

According to 108 syllabus, alternative curriculum is organized by schools themselves. The purpose of the curriculum is to enhance students’ interest in learning and encourage them in adaptive development. Education Bureau offers lots of opportunities for junior high school students to visit every walk of life. On a field trip, students are more likely to retain information. It is also valuable to broaden their understanding of the world. Through this project, we visit the art studio of inBlooom on Dihua Street in person. Fascinated by these printed fabric with local stories, we decide to introduce more people to be acquainted with this Taiwanese brand. The brand is dedicated to conveying the concept of environmental protection and local caring. Through printed fabric, we hope to create an aesthetic life.

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):

We mainly use our school computer labs to search for information on the topic. On holidays, we use our personal computers and iPad to collect materials. Line, Facebook, and emails are often used to exchange information. Data and file transfer through emails and Google Drive are effective ways for our teamwork.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The biggest challenge we had was the outbreak of coronavirus, which disrupted our original plan. At first, we planned to visit the art studio of inBlooom in May 2021. However, the store was closed under the pandemic. Fortunately, as the virus slowed down, we contacted the person in charge of inBlooom again and arranged this interview and visit in October. In the past, our school club would set up a stall to introduce our topic and do the survey during school’s anniversary celebration. Last year, our school’s anniversary celebration was canceled because of the coronavirus. Therefore, we held the activity in a different way. First, we displayed our posters and works on the showcase. Then, we held the cyber exhibition. At last, the questionnaire was changed to fill in online. It’s enjoyable that many people visit our special exhibition and do the survey, which helps us collect the materials.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through briefing of the founder, Hana, we understand young people’s entrepreneurial process and the difficulties they will encounter. From classic patterns of inBlooom, we get to know Taiwan crested myna, the endangered indigenous species in Taiwan. From many products of inBlooom, we’re familiar with the characteristics of Taiwan’s local culture. During the process of this project, we develop the abilities of designing questions and interviewing. Besides, we learn how to organize and analyze materials. It’s a valuable experience for us!

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

1. Language field: Like the puzzle, we organize those complicated materials into complete articles. We need to have both good writing and reading skills. During the interview, it’s necessary for us to check and express the questions clearly. In the end, we name our own works and do the introductions. Through great writing abilities and vivid imagination, the works tug at the heartstrings. 2. Math field: We design our feedback questionnaire on the website, so everyone can fill in the questionnaire online. On the website, SurveyCake calculates the results, which include pie charts and bar charts. Through the project, we learn to analyze the results of feedback questionnaire and finish the report with charts. 3. Social Studies field: We discuss the reason why the store was set up in Dadaocheng and search for information to know its local custom, history and location. During the visit, we understand how to get to the art studio of inBlooom by bus on Dihua Street from our school. 4. Integrated activity field: Through interviewing the founder and experiencing screen printing, we’re acquainted with every walk of life. It is useful for us to know the career development in the future. 5. Art and Humanity field: Printed fabric and products of inBlooom indirectly affect our perception of beauty. Through the briefing of the founder, Hana, we get to know the technology of screen printing. In addition, we design our own patterns on the rubber stamp, which enhances our artistic skills.

Project Elements

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

Our school provide almost all of the tools we need for this project, like computers, a digital camera, a video recorder, a printer, a scanner, etc. Computers and the internet are the most valuable tools for us because we used these tools and authorized software to organize documents and films and make the web page for our project. We also used smartphones to make appointments with interviewees and other people. In addition, the digital camera and the video recorder are quite useful because they captured valuable moments of the investigation.

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

In order to let people know more about inBlooom and much aware of its beauty, we hold a special exhibition online, then make a website to share information about printed fabric. Everyone is dedicated to typing out words. Through great teamwork, we present the complete project to the public. For spreading out the idea of inBlooom on the website, we hope more people get to know this Taiwanese local brand. Most important of all, enjoy the beautiful and interesting things in life!

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

What we gain from this project is that we know more about Taiwan, including many local stories, endemic species, old buildings with tiles and iron bars and delicacy. When looking at the printed fabric and products of inBlooom as if we stepping back in time. Those beautiful printed fabric let us get to know the place where we grow up. We hope to share wonderful things in life with many people.

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

First, we appreciate the people who filled out the questionnaire for us and visit our special exhibition at the school gallery. We display the posters with the introduction of inBlooom and printed fabric with local stories. Besides, the founder of inBlooom, Hana, introduces their entrepreneurial process and business concept in order to know more about local characteristics of Taiwanese culture.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We had never heard inBlooom before. After searching for materials and visiting the art studio of inBlooom, we know more about this Taiwanese brand. For the first time, we hear about the challenge that the youth may encounter during the entrepreneurial process. This is the first time to know the survival crisis of Taiwan crested myna. It is also the first time for us to experience screen printing. From the process of interviewing the founder, we know how to help the disadvantaged and the promotion of environmental protection. We believe it’s really helpful for those who would like to start a business in the future.


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