Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6943

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Hunger of Americans
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

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

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

Classes and Teachers: Ms. Pesqueda, Vanessa, Alan, Daniel, and Jacob

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

We have four people in our group. Their names are Vanessa, Daniel, Alan and Jacob. We all contributed equal amounts to our project. Vanessa and I found all the information Daniel and Alan revised our information and clustered it together. Alan and Daniel mostly worked on creating our site.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project was informing others of hunger in America because often we do not think of America as being a food deprived nation. We created a site providing information of hunger in America, we created our site on Weebly.

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: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):

My computer and/or Internet access is very slow, and it's hard to get places because we lose Internet connection very easily.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Some of the technical obstacles that we had to overcome was the fact that the Internet on our school computers are very slow and often lose the connection to the Internet. It is very hard to deal with because we are repeatedly losing our work and have to redo it. We haven’t been able to overcome this issue, instead we just have to deal with it. Another issue we have is that on our school computers we’re not allowed onto certain cites, so we may not be able to find all of the proper information needed for this project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Being a part of Doors to Diplomacy has made a huge difference to the students in our school because it has helped everyone to realize how important it is to help those who are less fortunate.

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

Our project addresses hunger in America.we learned many skills while making the website I such as technology skills and communication. We practiced group concepts such as working together and communicating ideas through email or other ways of communication.

Project Elements

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

We used many tools to make our website such as a laptop to actually use the website making software and to communicate with each other with Twiducate and email. We also used libraries to get books and other information about hunger in the US. We got most of these tools from our school.

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

We acted as ambassadors because we shared ideas and acted as representatives for this school and to show what our website and our project is about. We also tried to bring awareness about this subject and our website. We made connections with other schools from other countries and states.

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

Our website will be helping raise awareness for the hungry people in the world and hopefully encourage people to lend their time and money into helping hunger in America. We also have different links to websites that help out hunger, such as donating bowls of rice for doing a simple quiz. We presented it to our community and our school and they learned a lot. We have received a lot of good feedback to our project and people are encouraging us to continue.

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

We took opinions and ideas from the feedback that we received from the people that came to see us present our website. They gave us some ideas that were helpful in the development of our website.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We learned that there are problems even in this society of America, that we have always thought very highly of, has hunger that is very severe and is affecting a lot of families, kids and adults alike.


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