Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 5308

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Category: 4. Science/Technology

School: Ryan International School
    Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

4 students, ages 13yrs. to 14yrs. worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 17, 2008. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2007

Classes and Teachers: Madhavi S.(Coach), Ankit, Pratik,Shweta,Madhusudan

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Four students, worked together to complete this project. two of us have participated in doors to DIPLOMACY IN 2007. TEAM MEMBERS : ANKIT S. (14yrs.) MADHUSUDAN K. (13yrs.) PRATIK G. (14yrs.) SHWETA S. (14yrs.)



ANKIT (14years) IS techno-crazy. HE HAS DESIGNED OUR WEBSITE.

MADHUSUDAN (13years) is one of those serious types who believe in the true virtues of hard work. His mantra: work diligently.

PRATIK (14 years) enjoys looking at all aspects and provide constructive criticism (though not always makes people happy!).

SHWETA (14 years) supplied many of our intellectual inputs. She loves doing all the hard work, pouring over voluminous books, to provide the insight into nanotechnology.

Miss Madhavi Sarang (Coach), believes in hardwork,. she is so helpful being around and provides so much inspiration and bright ideas.

2. Summary of Our Project

Nanotechnology is a group of emerging technologies is set to change the world. Nanotechnology is the field of applied science and technology covering a broad range of topics. It involves structures, devices and having novel properties and functions due to arrangement of their atoms on the 1 to 100 nanometer scale.

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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There was a perennial problem with school internet connection. And also as nanotechnology is a upcoming feild , there were very few people to interview and discuss on this topic.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The students of our school are now really aware WHAT NANOTECHNOLOGY IS all about. Also by the surveys conducted by our students in the local community, the members felt that our project helped to understand this upcoming technology. So many are now experts on the subject. who knows many would become nano scientists of the future.

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

Our project aimed at general and international content standards for people of all ages. The students learned to find information from the resources available to them and interpret and combine it in the best possible way. Though all of us had different research topics we learnt that all our topics are interconnected and without exchanging the RESULTS, no conclusion is possible. Communication IN TEAM is very crucial and while discussing any topic everybody’s opinion matters. we felt that internet for teaching and learning is more effective than traditional methods as it provides a myriad of information with just a click whereas traditional methods provide information from one specific textbook.

Project Elements

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

We mostly used the internet for information, Names of those are given in Bibliography. The Softwares used are :-

For Web designing - Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

For Editing info. - Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition

For Information - Britannica Encyclopedia

Tool used:-Laptops & Computers - HP Pavilion dv2119tx (laptop) Assembled Pentium IV Computers

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

When we surveyed our neighbourhood and our classmates they were impressed with our topic and felt that we were doing our bit by spreading information about nanotechnology an upcoming technology. Seeing the response we felt that our initiative of spreading information on nanotechnology was gradually heading towards success. we also inspired a few people in TAKING IT as a career option.

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

More and more people have got interested in our topic. Most students in our schools are now aware about the topic and take interest in new developments in nanotechnology. The feedback we received was overwhelming and they appreciated our initiative of telling them about nanotechnology.

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

The project was very attractive and was instantly accepted by all. They were attracted to the novelty and the uniqueness of the medium , i.e. , the worldwide web.

Finding volunteers to do the survey was rather very easy. Within no time we could find them armed with questionaire, meeting people from all walks of life. Geting suggestions and technical help was also forthcoming.

We are indeed indebted to the community at large in making this project a sucess, and see the light of day. We would also like to thank the people who would be visting us on the web and offering valuable comments.


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