1. Description of Our Community
Our community is a group that include government, pig domestication farmers, and pigs. All three of them are closely related to one another in which pig depend on the other two for good living environment, farmers depend on pigs for their financial income and government as supporters for pigs’ health, and government rely healthy pigs and efforts of domestication farmers for welfare of the society.
2. Summary of Our Project
Echoing to the lack of knowledge Taiwanese have about the pigs they eat every day, our group is dedicated to dig deeper into the aspects of pork producing, from daily caring, feeding, to selling. To more thoroughly understand the field, we also interviewed an expert to answer several related questions for us. With the research information, background knowledge, and answers from the interview, we also come out with some future visions and goals for Taiwanese pig marketing.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
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):
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Because of covid-19, no pig farms in Taiwan are open for people to visit. This makes it impossible for us to actually visit the pig farms, observe the living environment of the pigs and get a better understanding of the pigs. So we had to keep sending letters to experts who might know a lot of things about pigs, asking if they would like to have online meetings with us to explain everything about pigs to us. For example, the technology required to raise pigs and the differences between traditionally farmed pigs and modern farmed pigs. Also, most of the teammates in our team are participating in this competition for the first time, so we are very unfamiliar with making websites. Therefore, we asked the teacher from the school information office to guide us on how to make a website. We are very grateful for his help, without his help, maybe we would not be able to participate in this competition.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The International School CyberFair lets us know it is important not to forget one's origins. Taiwanese people eat pork very often, but only a few of them know where the pig came from, and also the steps from the birth of a pig to the meal on our table. What happened to the pigs in between? How much manpower is needed to raise pigs? What technology is needed to take care of the pigs?
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We, as a team, really learned a lot from this project. During the project, we have experienced numerous rejections from those we would like to interview with-- pig farms. Because of the current protection mechanism of avoiding visitors to prevent possible source of disease, we have failed to gain approval to enter the domestication farm for four times. We continue to find resources and contact people to seek chances to interview with expert associated with the topic. As we almost gave up after a few weeks, we met Mr. Shu at school, and immediately asked and gained approval from Mr. Shu for a interview, which we gained many valuable informations. This experience not only taught us the spirit of not being affected by failures, we also learned to take any opportunities we have to succeed. Later on, we experienced a period of small conflicts because five of us have different scheduling, causing us to have difficulties to find a time for meeting. After a few conversations within the team, we learned the importance of sacrificing own time for better team achievement; we all managed to give up some parts of the original schedule in order to discuss the project. This project not only teach us the importance of not giving up, but also skills to negotiate and achieve better accomplishment as a team. Along with the academic informations within the website, we hope to spread the spirit to other team members in the future when we join team project team again.