CyberFair Project ID: 8730

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: A Journey Through Historical Sites of Kaohsiung
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Kaohsiung Municipal Haicing Vocational School
     Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Kaohsiung

10 students, ages 15-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2023

Classes and Teachers: Chang chien yuan

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Kaohsiung is a beautiful city in Taiwan. The weather here is always good, and so is the air. Located on the south end of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Line. There are many famous temples at Zuoying, which have long histories, so we can know the life stories of ancestors and cultural heritage. In addition, the biggest Confucius Temple in Taiwan is right at Zuoying. And a wide variety of delicious food and snacks will satisfy your appetite. We would like to study more about the importance and history of Zuoying, and introduce the customs and culture to people. Also, we hope that we can understand the significance and value of our neighborhood.

2. Summary of Our Project

As Emerging Technology Society, we have deep feelings for our hometown, Zuoying, and hope to do something for our community. Taking on the task is our original intention. Our computer teachers and teachers from English are happy to help us. All team members are divided into several groups, and each group is assigned different tasks: taking pictures and interviews; website design; Chinese editing; English translation. After arranging the work schedule, we started to work. The content of our project includes the following parts: introduction; lotus pond, several famous temples, historical relics; soldier's family village; favorite food; green environment. We have also listed the following sections for all website surfers' reference: narrative; video; bibliography; site map. In doing each part, we felt a lot of pressure, and we almost forgot all the difficulties and felt very happy because we learned a lot from it. Most importantly, we are truly committed to doing something for the community.

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:4-6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

For this contest, we met some difficulties. First, arrange the visit. How to complete the interview and collect all the necessary information for our study within a very limited period as well as to give a good impression to Zuoying Community. We not only divided into several small groups to prepare the appropriate questions for the interview, but also rehearsed the situation that would likely to happen during the interview. We also ask for help from teacher to make the photographs and videos, and record the complete process of this activity.Second difficult we met is we have a lot of information about Zuoying, but we felt that is not good enough to touch someone’s heart, so we set out to interview local people, let us had more story about Zuoying and it’s history.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

In this period of time, we realized that have good teamwork is the very important thing. When we met any problem, we could find the answer together. CyberFair really lets us more close and let more people know our country and beautiful campus. I think this is very meaningful.

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

The production of CyberFair can learn a lot of things that are not normally learned in class, such as the distribution of work, make use of time, etc., we also learned that the work is not an easy thing. Subject research is a different learning way from the regularization teaching of school. Because each person maybe gets the different harvest, it all depend on how you effort for. Through the research, we had more experienced than others. And about the production of web pages, data collection, data typesetting, team cooperation also has a practical application. These are all kinds of personal experience is necessary to pay effort, so get something is very valuable.

Project Elements

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

For website design techniques, we learned how to use PhotoImpact, Adobe Muse, FileZilla and other software. For the information we were trying to obtain, we surfed online and read a lot of books in the library. We also arranged interviews with Mr. Yu at the Zuoying Cultural and Creative Museum of Chinese and Foreign Cake Shops in Kaohsiung City, interviews with the store manager and the tourist service center and local residents in some stores. We even chatted with some visitors while taking pictures here. In photography, our teacher taught us how to take good photos and how to use computer tools to make photos look better.

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

1.Some enthusiastic locals were willing to be our guides and led us to somewhere we were planning to go. 2. Some older local people told us about tour spots here. We, therefore, obtained information unexpectedly. 3. Some people were eager to provide relevant information and told us stories about scenic spots. 4.Some local residents even came along with us to visit some places, which made our visits go smoothly. 5. In addition to store manager Yu, we couldn’t complete this job without many local people who we didn’t know their complete names. They were like our neighbors and friends. Thank you so much.

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

We have integrated the local tourist information and history in the website. Through interviews with local people, Influence each other. When they knew that we are doing this project. They’re happy to help us know more about Kaohsiung. Introduced us some valuable historical background. In our website, you can find many delicious food information about Kaohsiung. So we also put this useful information on our facebook and tell our friends. We found some people showed their interest to our website and became our friends on Facebook. Some people even left some good feedback or suggestion to us. We share our opinion very happy.

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

Some students in our group have relatives live in Zuoying of Kaohsiung. So they can ask them to get more useful information. When some vendors know we are introduce their history or culture to visitors and foreign. They agree with our interview without hesitation. We really appreciate their help.


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