Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6942

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Hunger in the World
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

School: St. Theresa’s Catholic School
    Austin , Texas, United States of America

3 students, ages 14, 13, and 13 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on February 23, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Mrs. Pesqueda, Roberto, Claire, Etienne

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Roberto is 13 years old. He is an excellent at math. Etienne is also 13 years old. He is interested in Science. Claire is 14 years old and she loves math class. WE were put together to work on our' hunger in the world' project. We have worked very hard on this project. Our adult coach is Mrs. Pesqueda. She is helping us add inspiration to our website

2. Summary of Our Project

My group's Door to Diplomacy project focuses on hunger in the world. My group, which consisted of Claire Bernacki, Etienne Escobar, and myself, researched are topic very thouroughly before proceeding to the task of creating our website. WE included several topics that are responsible for world hunger, such as shortage of food and a lack of water in less fortunate countries. We then proceeded to add a little flash to our website after we had presented cool, hard facts and put videos on .

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:not sure

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The problems we have overcome is not knowing what to do and not having much experience in building a website and making it to the requirements. We did this by asking for help and experimenting with different things and checking what was the most compatible with our website and what were trying to achieve.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Working on doors to diplomacy has meant for me the chance to see how I work with a group and how I can contribute and show leadership to make sure it gets done and completes all recommendations excellently. Also it helps me see how I can learn and use those skills to make something new and use our creativity to make a good project.

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

Our doors to diplomacy project focused on the topic of hunger in the world. We had done enough research in class in order to have sufficient information to build our project. Through this whole project, we learned how to use new tools such as twiducate, animoto, weebly, moodle, and other online tools that will no doubt prove useful in the future. In my opinion, using the internet for teaching is more effective than the regular method because it is more advanced and more interesting for students.

Project Elements

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

We used laptops from our school, books, internet sources, online encyclpedias, common knowledge, and the oral help of our Language Arts teacher Mrs. Pesqueda. Without these tools, our website would've been impossible to create. Our school, St. Theresa's Catholic School, was our main access point for most of our information. The rest came from research at our homes. Our most valuable tool was the internet and the computers, cause none of this would have been possible without it.

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

Our whole team acted as ambassadors by constantly giving the other schools feedback on the progress of our website and how it was coming along. We have a blog part of our website so we can talk to people who want to comment on it. We can also communicate with them via our website poll.

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

This project will not only make a difference in our community, but also have an impact on a world-wide scale. People in my community and my school have learned new, valuable information due to the strive for success and justice that my responsible team brought to the table. So far, the website has recieved excellent feedback and that will only continue in my opinion.

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

In order for my website to be truly effective, I needed the help of people from my school and people in my community. They were regular people who were my neighbors. I thank all who helped once again, becuase without them, my team would have had a much harder time on this project.


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