1. Description of Our Community
Chungli, a city composed mainly of Hakka people. In the process of development, their living standards have gradually improved. Bader Hsiang surrounds the city to its east, while reaching north to Dayuan with Taouyan at the northeast and Lungtang, Pingjen City in the south. Facing westward to Hsingwu, having Yangmei on its southwest and Kuangin Hsiang to the northwest. Chungli, a city has a relatively convenient geographic location. 10.64 in length from east to west, 7.38 in width from north to south, and the square measure is 76.52 km2 of the whole city. It is separated by topography into four parts of downtown center, Neili, Longgang and Dalun, which is a good place with few disasters. In the city, there are plentiful penstocks with Laojie Stream and Xinjie Street wandering, bumper crops for years running due to irrigation of Shimen Reservoir and sufficient resource for cultivating and drinking, which is really called a earthly paradise with advantageous natural factors.
2. Summary of Our Project
There was a group of people, who sacrificed their precious youth for the economic development of Taiwan. They were denied of their opportunities to be educated by various reasons. Today, they are back to school, a school where they found what they had lost, and regained self-confidence. In this special report, we would like to introduce an important part of lifelong education—the supplementary education. By interviewing them, we come to acknowledge Taiwan’s past.
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:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
There are three computer classrooms, which contain 135 computers with ADSL at Neili Junior High School.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We are just junior high school freshmen and inexperienced in coping with materials; although teachers clearly assigned us homework at the meeting, some classmates still couldn’t finish on schedule to delay the program. Through this game with invigorating with each other, we all interpret as strengthening the ability of progress planning and carrying out a task.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This is my first time to take part in web contest like this. At first, having no outline about the topic; later, it’s more and more interesting after joining it for a span. Learn a lot of writing skills from this experience and realize deeply that it’s so meaningful for many people of supplementary school. Originally, I was new to supplementary school, but now I could get something about it which makes me have a sense of achievement and know those hardships behind this society that waiting for the concerned people to discover and further to improve. I’m pleased to participate in this activity and hope that we could have the next chance again.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We actually made use of school education, web making and the knowledge of information collecting and handling in the process of project research. Educational Department promotes diverse instruction, native art and augmentation of the humanities; we also interacted with social personages through our conversation that could amend our wrong values, have more comprehension for social phenomenon, and train the expressive ability what we couldn’t learn from the class.