CyberFair Project ID: 8692

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Kang Chiao International School Xiu Gang Campus
    New Taipei City, , Taiwan R.O.C

9 students, ages 15~16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 5, 2023. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2018

Classes and Teachers: Hsiao Shih-Hsuan, ?Peng Ying-Tsong

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan, a beautiful island with ecological diversity and various ethnicities. Taiwan is surrounded by sea in the Eastern part of Asia and the Western Pacific Ocean. Located on the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate, Taiwan is extruded by the plates. The diversity of the geographical environment creates extraordinary views in Taiwan, drawing tourists and experts from around the world to explore this exceptional island. Also known as the “castle in the mountains' our school, Kang Chiao International School, pays a lot of attention to students' core character education, there are many opportunities for us to serve and give back to society or the environment. For instance, we have beach cleaning activities every year. In addition, our school draws focus on the beauty of the environment, hence, we have photography and drawing competitions each year. These activities can attract the attention of Taiwanese society to learn more about the beauty and knowledge regarding Taiwan’s environment. Therefore, we will introduce people to know about “The Chi Po-lin Foundation” and the geographical knowledge of Taiwan through this project.

2. Summary of Our Project

Taiwan, an island country, has a rich culture and geographical diversity. Yet, due to overexploitation, pollution, and other damages, Taiwan has slowly lost its beauty. Furthermore, Taiwanese citizens lack the knowledge and realization of the worsening circumstances in Taiwan. Hence, many individuals and organizations have been trying to promote the environmental problem in Taiwan, drawing focus on protecting the beauty of this island. Chi Po-lin, a prestigious director and photographer who passed away due to a helicopter accident, was passionate about using videos and photos to demonstrate the beauty and damage the environment has faced. Therefore, the Chi Po-lin foundation has extended its legacy, promoting environmental protection and photography to the Taiwanese community. Our project will introduce the Chi Po-lin foundation and will further discuss the danger Taiwan’s environment faces.

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:1

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):

Since the internet is becoming more inventive, we can now work in class while using the internet. Throughout the class, all of the team members are using the internet for more research and websites. We utilized the internet in school to help us improve our work while we were at school, and continued using the wifi in our house to work after going back home. The upload internet speed utilized in the school is around 10.58 Mbps, and the download internet speed is approximately 2 Mbps. As our school is located in the highlands, the internet speed is inconsistent. When the wifi goes down, we use cable internet to do our tasks.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

During the cyber fair project, we have endured and encountered several challenges including: first, not enough participants for our survey. As we have been doing this project for about 3 years, people around us will do our survey for us. However, as they know from past experience that our survey is especially long, the respondents express lower willingness to fill out the survey. Hence, we only receive 160 at first. Instead of shortening the survey and affecting the validity of research, we utilize each member’s connections with others, spreading the survey to other organizations or surroundings where they never fill out our survey before. As a result, we recognize the significance of having connections in our lives. Second, due to the app we use for creating our website, only one person can access the working page. Therefore, the responsibility of creating the whole website lands on one member. This makes the process less efficient, time consuming and creates more burden for certain members. Third, as we have more homework and extracurricular activities after we came into tenth grade, it is harder for us to find time to work on our cyberfair project. Hence, we are required to improve our time management, spending time during the winter break to come back to school and work on our project. Even though this limits our leisure time, however, as long as the final product is well-done, then every hard work is worth the price. Lastly, as the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing issue, we encountered several rejections or delays of interview. Nevertheless, we manage to utilize online tools or obtain the maximum amount of information in a single meeting, allowing us to finish our website with thorough introduction of the Chi Po-Lin foundation.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This project did not only bring awareness to environmental issues in Taiwan, but also well communicated with others through technology to disseminate the awareness to our homeland. What we’ve learned by participating in the CyberFair far exceeded our imagination.

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

Project Elements

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

Throughout this project, we are required to obtain information online, for the research preparation for the interview and the analysis afterward, paraphrase information, create web pages, and publish the website. In order to complete the data collection, eight of us used a laptop per person to access search engines such as Google Chrome and Safari. For additional data gathering, we used Google Forms to create a survey about the Chi Po-Lin foundation, sending it to others through G-mail or promoting the survey on social media such as Instagram. Since our project includes interviewing the Chi Po-Lin foundation, we also contact the organization and arrange an interviewing time through G-mail and iPhone. Our instructor, ?Hsiao Shih-Hsuan, used a digital camera to record the whole interview and take photos of our team visiting the Chi Po-Lin foundation. Voice Recording of the interview is also done by “Voice Memos” on iPhone. For creating and publishing the website, we used an online resource called Nicepage and guidance from the instructor, ??Peng Ying-Tsong. However, the wi-fi connection is important throughout this whole project since we obtained information online. Thus, we used the school wi-fi with a dedicated connection. Lastly, we used Google Docs to document the information and Google Drive to organize every resource for this project, including videos, pictures, and documents, to ensure the organization and efficiency of the project. Overall, the most helpful and valuable tool is our personal laptop. During the project making, the laptop is the tool we use most of the time. The search engines we used to reach for online tools such as Google Forms, G-mail, Google Docs, and Google Drive are included in the Google search engine. Therefore, laptops play an important role in helping us to access the search engine and the majority of additional information tools.

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

During this cyber fair project, we are required to go out and interview others to collect information and insights regarding the organization. Hence, we went to the headquarters of Beyond Beauty organization in Tamsui to interview director Chi Po Lin's son, also the head director of the foundation. Before the interview, we have to first call them and ask permission and register for an interview, training or skills to speak formally and ask for opportunities. During the interview, we have to ask insightful questions and do quick analysis so that we can ask follow up questions, teaching us how to think critically and respond fast. In addition, we made a survey about environmental documentaries and Taiwan’s geography, then sent it to our classmates, family members and others. Even though the amount of survey feedback we receive is lower than previous year, however, we still receive about 160 survey feedback. From these surveys we can accurately analyze what people understand and what information they are lacking. By analyzing and writing the survey, we can learn how to do data analysis and to ask questions that are not leading but can still help you gain an insightful answer. These are ways we act as ambassadors and spokesperson through this cyber fair project.

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

The influence of our study based on the CyberFair project is not restricted to the community aspect; it has the potential to extend throughout society, even worldwide. The initiative taught individuals on fundamental environmental issues related knowledge; this is also a chance for those who are interested and needed in this field to learn more about the topic. We make every effort to distribute this knowledge, such as creating social media accounts, releasing websites, uploading the interview video with both Chinese and English subtitles. Since then, our team believes the information will be spread to a wide age range when they need the information for help or support. Yet, we do not expect the potency and result to be discovered immediately, implying that the initiative might have no impact on anybody. Our project is on the Cyber fair website, which means we are able to raise awareness of this topic around anywhere in the world. We are sure that more than 300 people have already seen our project and learned more about this topic.

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

Throughout this project, our study received help from numerous people. First of all, we would like to thank the Chi Po-Lin Foundation and its chairman, Mr. Chi Ting Huan, for agreeing to have an interview with us. During the interview, Mr. Chi Ting Huan not only shared his inspirational thoughts with us but also provided countless details about environmental issues in Taiwan. We really appreciate his efforts in providing the previous information. With the information, we get to expand our knowledge about the Chi Po-Lin Foundation’s achievements and goals, further completing our research. Second, we would like to thank those who filled out our survey. The data collected from the survey enables us to revise and improve our project based on the public’s opinion. The suggestions make our project better and enable us to create a better project. Last but not least, we would like to thank our instructors, Bear Shaw and Wings Peng. Both instructors showed patience when discussing and guiding us. Without them, our group will not be able to connect all the pieces and complete our project. In short, we would like to thank everyone who participated in helping us. With all the help, our group is able to come up with a wonderful project and spread our ideas.


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