1. Description of Our Community
Yunlin is located in the south central part of the west of Taiwan and at the northernmost end of the Chianan Plain. It is known for its simple rural scenery and unique agricultural products. The geographical advantage of being close to the mountains and the sea has given birth to all kinds of agricultural specialties, such as coffee in Gukeng.
In addition, Yunlin has the largest number of temples in Taiwan, attracting tens of thousands of people to visit every year. Of course, Yunlin's deep cultivation of the cultural industry can not be ignored. Taiwan's puppet opera began in Yunlin and became famous in the world, which also makes Yunlin County enjoy the reputation of the hometown of puppet opera.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our plan is mainly to strengthen people's understanding of running and raise their awareness of running, hoping that everyone can develop the habit of running in the future. In the early days, running was the most important skill and tool in human survival, helping them to get food and avoid danger. Up to now, although the meaning of running for people is not these, it is still very helpful to their lives.
First, running can strengthen people’s bodies, minds, and maintain health. In addition, it can also solve some common problems, such as headaches, insomnia, and unprovoked body aches. Secondly, most people in Taiwan have been in a high-pressure environment for a long time, and so have many people in the world. Running is able to soothe anxiety, reduce stress, and even bring pleasure. It can also concentrate on thinking and solving problems in the process of running alone. If people develop the habit of running, they can alleviate or eradicate these troubling problems faster and more directly, and activate the brain and increase concentration. Third, aging is a concern or even worry for people of all ages, and running can effectively delay the aging of the body. Increasing bone density, building the body muscle mass, and greatly reducing the risk of disease death are all benefits of running. And then it will make people live longer. There is a lot of pre-knowledge that people need to know before they can get into the habit of running.
In addition to the fundamental understanding of running, there are lots of different methods that are also worth trying, and there are some precautions before running. These are the reasons for the necessity of this program and of course the motivation of our team.
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
The process of researching was smooth because there is an abundant amount of information on the Internet that is related to our topic. However, this also encountered a problem, that was, we needed to spend a lot of time checking the information that we gathered. We put together a lot of relevant data, compared it, and verified whether the sources are credible and convincing. Therefore, we divided the work into many different parts, so that we can more efficiently sort out the data from different people and then find the required information faster in future work.
Another problem is conveying messages between team members. The reason is the members of the group come from two classes, one is from the international department and another is from the bilingual department. Two classes' course time is different, so it is difficult to cooperate with the available discussing time.
Nearly a month of winter vacation also fell into the period of doing the project, which made the whole plan more difficult. To address these issues, we usually use social media, such as line or Instagram, to convey messages, assign works, and assign a leader to each of the two classes to notify messages. The team leader also set up a worksheet to arrange each person's work and deadlines, ensuring that all work can be conducted efficiently and regularly, and increasing the fluency of the plan.
In the process of doing the project, we also met things that we were not familiar with or we couldn't do, including video editing, website designing, and coding. Seeking help from teachers usually solves the problem very quickly. But sometimes when teachers cannot help with the problem, the person in charge will also learn by searching videos on Youtube or checking the information from Google. These difficulties not only provide us with the opportunity to learn but also make the whole plan better in the process of revision.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
By participating in the 2022 International cyber fair, the group has come to realize the crucialness of teamwork. People with complementary skills had to work cooperatively to reach a mutual objective. From another perspective, devoting efforts in this competition has also enhanced our Taiwanese identity. We explored the cultural inheritance, combining with different areas of knowledge, we learned more about our home country. Throughout this remarkable experience, we believe we could promote students to understand their own cultural backgrounds.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our cyber fair project clearly demonstrated the current phenomenon of running and extensive background information about it. We had also created an aesthetic but educational website to display our work. Additionally, we had conducted a successful interview which allowed the group to gain a comprehend understanding of the running habit prevalent in the community. Last but not least we created an online forum for people to fill in, in order to analyze the question asker more logically with data as evidence.