1. Description of Our Community
Our school is in Tianmu, an area located in Shilin District, Taipei. During the Japanese Occupation Period, Sanjiaopu was the local name. Tianmu was only the name of a small place within the borders, and the name is still used today despite the changes in times. Tianmu area has a strong exotic atmosphere and diversified international styles and features. In addition, residents here have strong community awareness and pay attention to their quality of life, which creates the unique cultural environment of the Tianmu area. Local businesses also often hold characteristic festivals together with residents, which has attracted many tourists. What’s more, recently, many friendly public facilities have been built, such as restaurants for pets, pet-friendly parks, and inclusive playgrounds.
2. Summary of Our Project
We mainly want to know what problems stray animals are facing. For example, animal protection groups stress the need for humanity and not killing, while residents demand quiet and complain about the dirty and messy environment. The views of the two parties are very different. We want to know more about the current situation and problems of animal-friendly groups and the management concept of school pets, so that these animals can be closer to people and their life so that the residents can coexist with them.
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):
The network of the school is provided by the Ministry of Education, so speed and stability are good and problems are rare. Teachers can also provide a lot of assistance. In addition, the school also provides an online encyclopedia database and other resources.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The data about Animal Home on the Internet is relatively scattered, which makes it difficult to sort out the data. However, we have obtained a lot of valuable information after visiting personally, listening to the doctors’ explanations, and visiting the temporary residence of the animals.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Animals and Me, Caring Animals.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through practical actions, students can understand that animals, like human beings, are species living on the earth and are mutually beneficial and symbiotic in the face of the needs of the environment. Through arranging field visits and school advocacy activities, students can understand that animals can help humans perform many dangerous, repetitive, and therapeutic tasks and thus have a better understanding of caring for and respecting the lives of animals.