1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
1.Telephone (school) Function：Making inquiries Usage：Telephones save our time because we need to contact busy officers. 2.Digital camera and recorder (provided by school) Function：Shooting scenes, taking pictures and recording speech Usage：Digital camera is provided by school; recorder by group member. They are tools to enrich the record. 3.Software (computer room) Function：researching, home page editing, drawing, animation producing and photo assessing. Usage：The set of software we used include IE6.0, FrontPage 2000, PhotoImpact 6.0,painter, ACDsee, Ulead GIF Animator 4.0, Word2000, Outlook Express and so on. We knew most software in our fifth grade. However, not till producing the website do we become familiar with them. Our instructors always emphasizes that we need to use computers to make vivid pictures. 4.Books, newspaper and magazine (provided by group member) Function：Searching data Usage：In addition to retrieve information from net, we also paid attention to messages on newspaper or magazines. 5.Oral Interview Mr. Lin Liang Zhe of Taichung Culture Department, local people, housewife association and Taichung City Mayor, Mr. Hu Zhi Qiang Among above resources, we particularly like the interaction with interviewees. The personal experiences are real and impressive.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We are all ambassadors. We personally met our interviewees and talked to them. Each of us prepared questions and made appointments before interview. Therefore, we are all ambassadors.
When we had questions, we’d think who’s the best one to give us the answers. Once we decided whom to interview, we’d make appointment and relative details by phone call, and then follow through our plans.
Mr. Lin Liang Zhe is very knowledgeable of the heritage and history of Taichung Park. We attended to the heritage tour in which he gave the explaining speech. Also, we asked for his advice to enrich our website content. Besides, we wrote email to the city mayor and talked to his secretary by phone in order to understand the city government’s play for Taichung Park. By this way, we had a better understanding of our researching topic.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
We are surrounded by the beautiful nature. However, because of the intense life pace of mondern people, seldom do we have recreation time to get near to the nature.
By this opportunity, we all realize that it’s not so difficult to embrace the nature. Nature is in our daily life, like Taichung Park. In the park, you can see different kinds of plants. Bigger ones are like the century old trees-java silk trees; smaller one like grass. Butterflies are dancing all over while turtles are defending lotus leaves. If you have time, hope you can embrace the nature like we do.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Mr. Lin from Taichung Culture Department, for example, provided us old photos of the park, explained the history and the original situation to us. He offered the first-hand and precise information. He is a great help to us.
Then, we’d like to thank those beautiful and energetic aunts. We participated the learning tour conducted by them. We learned what we couldn’t from other places.
The city mayor saved us some time to take photo with him He is very kind and care about this park. He asked the staff to answer our questions and to reply us via email. Finally, we’d like to thanks Lin Mon Jei and Cheng Zhu Yun who made illustration and pictures for the website. Their job enriches the content.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
We found that many practices on the net are obviously against law. We know the importance of not violating intellectual property right. The right thing to do is to publish our own work. We learn a lesson from this experience.
To our surprises, we found that once we figured out a problem of one kind. Later whenever we encountered similar problems, we could solve them at ease. The teachers were very happy with our capability. Sometimes without the teachers’ instruction, we still could figure out things. We are smart cookies.
They are our wonders and discoveries.