1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Infromation Tools and Techniques Used:
Our schools is a well-eqipped technology environment. Our classroom contains nine networked computers. The Interent was one of our most valuable tools as it connected us to information, pictures and virtual fieldtrips that allowed us to include a wealth of knowledge on our web sites. It also provided us with experinces that moved us greatly. The students really enjoyed using the museum that is next door to the school. There is still something powerful about seeing exhibits first hand, talking to experts on the topic and holding that reference book in your hands.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
The Museum of the Regiments (next door to our school) welcomed our students enthusiastically. They spent part of a morning with us and even allowed us to take pictures for our web pages in the exhibit area. The librarian had pulled resource material off their shelves for our students and answered the students questions patiently. For further information:
You can read more about this on the following project link (click on Our Learning Process in Pictures link)
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Our project has impacted students, parents and the military museum in our community. The following Powerpoint will explain how our community has been impacted by our project:
Slide 12 and 13:
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Our project made use of the volunteers at the museum of the Regiments. Mr Glenn, the librarian at the museum was our main connection. Mrs Dyck phoned the museum and asked if we could come to visit. He had a number of primary sources pulled from their library shelves when we got there and took us on a tour of the exhibits. We also contacted (by email) Canadian Veteran Affairs to ask permission to include the following piece of artwork on our project homepage:
They gave their permission enthusiastically and offered to let us use other pictures on the web site. We also contacted docTV.com (by email) to ask permission to include a video snipit called "John McCrae's War" on our web site. They were prompt in giving us their permission to do so. Here is that film clip:
You can see our museum documented on the following picture presentation (have your speakers on):
Click on "Our Learning Process in Pictures" on the following web page: http://www.masters.ab.ca/bdyck/CyberFair2/index.html
We are very grateful for the assistance and generosity shown to us by these volunteers and helpers.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
We made many discoveries. We have documented them on our Powerpoint presentation and our picture slide show: Powerpoint: Slides 14, 15, and 16
Pictures (turn on your speakers): Click on "Our Learning Process in Pictures.