CyberFair Project ID: 8641

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Kind at Heart and in Practice - Interview with X5 Charity Foundation
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Kang Chiao International School- Qinshan Campus
    New Taipei City, (Choose One:), Taiwan

10 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2022. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Classes and Teachers: Yousyuan Chen, Jie-Sz Tsai, Ching-Tzu, Chen, Joseph Bergeron

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Dr. Tzu-Hung Lin started X5 Charity Foundation in 2020. The foundation is committed to the health of pregnant women, fetuses, and children in all aspects of body and mind. They assist pregnant women with psychological support and the integration of various resources to protect the medical rights of more sick fetuses and newborns.

2. Summary of Our Project

To encourage a more collective public spirit, X5 Charity Foundation was introduced to the students at the beginning of the semester. After knowing how they have helped many pregnant women, children, and hospitals in rural areas, we want to take the opportunity of participating in CyberFair competition to spread the spirit of the X5 Charity Foundation to people all over the world.

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Organizing the interview transcripts in a second language is not easy. Younger club members might want to rely on Google Translate, but we knew that the result usually isn't good. While proofreading each others' work, experienced members and teachers would show the younger members how to find better ways to translate Chinese transcripts to English, such as on-line dictionaries that provide example sentences. As for the site map, the 5th graders didn't know how to use MindMup or Coggle, then the 6th graders would search instructions or tutorial videos on Google to teach them.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Joining International Schools CyberFair let us have the opportunity to visit one of the many local charity organizations, X5 Charity Foundation. Meeting with Dr. Lin gave us a chance to learn more about giving back to our community and to pass on the spirit.

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

Language: The inspiration comes from two articles, one from Chinese Language textbook, “Magical Blue Ribbon” and the other from “Mother Fletcher's Gift” in Reading Street. Social studies: Students incorporated their donation drive experience into the project by reflecting the challenge they met when trying to raise money for people in need. Integrated activities and computer science: Students created the project framework and planned the research based on relevant information they found/filtered online, which also helps them design interview questions. Students also learned to use Coggle or MindMup to organize their findings.

Project Elements

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

Ten Chromebooks : Students record, organize their findings via Google Doc and Coggle; they also had their first interview online via Google Meet on Chromebook.Internet: Students have done a lot of research by searching on Dr. Lin’s official website and his Youtube videos. Students also found important information in the brochure of X5 Charity Foundation. DV and digital cameras: We used digital cameras to record videos of students' second interview and field observations.

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

After students researched enough information to plan their interview questions, they wrote a letter of invitation to Dr. Lin and the foundation's social workers, who agreed to meet with the them. In the letter, students politely explained the purpose of the interview and expressed appreciation of their help with this project.

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

Each year in Kang Chiao, we have a fundraising activity called Donation Drive. The goal is for students to go on the streets and raise money. The money goes to charities like Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Taiwan U-Life Association, Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, etc. By sharing what they learned from this project, it definitely provides a more authentic learning opportunity for the students to relate themselves to real world's problem, as well as knowing that there are many ways to give back to our community.

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

Dr.Tzu Hung Lin and his foundation were very patient during our interview. Even if we had plenty of questions, they all answered with a smile, and we are very appreciative of that. We interviewed them twice, one was on google meet, the other was at their foundation. they are all very kind. Our teachers helped us a lot, too. Ms.Jessie and Mr .Liu guided us to organize the information we gathered, and they also took us to the charity during class time. Ms. Janet and Mr. Bergeron helped when we had questions during translation. Without their help, we couldn’t finish this hard project.


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