1. Description of Our Community
쳌wLIN TIEN SHAN쳌x is located at Wan-Zon,Hua-lien It was one of the most important forest districts in early periods. Forestry was not only the foundation stone of Taiwan쳌fs economy but also the essential estate when during the time colonized by Japan. In addition, it even created a flourishing village, named 쳌wMO LI SA KA쳌x However, according to the exhausted resources as well as the change of policy, its prosperous scenes became a lonesome mountain city. The natural and cultural landscapes are extremely abundant in 쳌wMO LI SA KA쳌x. We will have the chance to appreciate the valuable property, including vast forest region, conventional Japanese architecture, the daily necessities used by residents in that area, aged lumberyards, the train carrying the wood, railroads, coal factories, cutting instruments, etc. Although this place has gone through all the vicissitudes, the dwellers still consider that they get united closely. As a result, they combine with their power to put the history as well as the old assets in position, expecting to build another style and features.
2. Summary of Our Project
According to the exhausted resources as well as the change of policy in 쳌wMO LI SA KA쳌x, it is not prosperous anymore. Besides, the priceless resources also disappear gradually. At that time, group of people who refuse to take defeat lying down are willing to make efforts for their hometown. They don쳌ft ask any rewards and just hope to infuse a new life into the place they love. Therefore, we are deeply moved by those enthusiastic inhabitants. We want to explore its true color and by the introduction of our website, we are able to search for its history, to figure out its meaning, and to invite more people to take part in its future.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
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:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Almost every classroom in school is equipped with computers and the network. Additional comments concerning your computer or Internet access (optional): Classrooms, offices and teachers lounges each are offered computers, which can get onto the Internet. Besides, there are two computer classrooms for the students and one exclusive for the teachers who participate plan of edu-city . In our school, we use ADSL to get onto the Internet, and it is quick and convenient whether to send out or download information. On the other hand, students can get onto the Internet at home, but the speed is quite lower.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
It took us a lot of time for the subject matter chosen on this time was extensive; relatively, the material area gathered was extensive. Therefore, we gathered and marshaled information continuously at our leisure time, and thanks to the help of the teacher, uncle and aunt in Lin-Tian Mountain that we slowly learned the control of time and arrangement of material from difficulties. Besides looking for material on Internet, the teacher also took us to the library in the afternoon every Wednesday, then we made analysis and comparison through reference books compiled by all organizations. Especially, we acquired more plenty information via the interviews and efforts of some enthusiastic people. In designing homepage, we usually connfornted 쳌gInternet Traffic Jam쳌h, 쳌gCrash쳌h, 쳌gWrong Path쳌h and so on; thus, something unfinished in school, we almost accomplished at home. For this reason, we were very afraid that our domestic computer did not work, especially for the invasion of virus. At school, we made full use of lunch break or ten minutes whenever class finished to write papers, read material or discuss subject matter so that our lessons were not influenced. Especially in this period, some research activities and interviews were completed effectively by using afternoon every Wednesday, holidays and winter vacation. Although we sacrificed part leisure time and had less time to get together, everyone could do his best to achieve everything the teacher stipulated. Moreover, we discussed and communicated with each other via e-mail, telephone, reply, drawing, posting the progress report on Internet and etc.—everything was overcome.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Time seemed to be not enough; sometimes, we felt so tired. However, we were deeply impressed once thinking of so many people쳌fs help and encouragement, self-challenge in this contest, the perfect cooperation and good friendship between team members. My partners, let쳌fs work hard together. The teacher busily accompanied us to spend these days for research and laid his own business aside to conduct us without end. The spirit of laying down his life for us but not caring for any reward was indeed worthy of our respect and emulation. In the process of learning, we recognized that our learning was more dependable with the help and conduct of experts, scholars and society. Also, we understood the importance of cooperation, responsibility and overcoming difficulty. Therefore, the [Pa-Pa-Go] team of CHU-CHIANG Elementary School was so grateful to these enthusiastic people that we become more mature for your earnest help and encouragement.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Nowadays, the orientation of [Education of the Nine-Years] towards multiple objectives. Our school devotes to subject integration teaching and participate in International Schools CyberFair just provides the best way for us to develop the abilities of finding and solving problems by ourselves. We learn how to communicate with each other, interview politely, use tape recorder , put the data in order, apply varied computer drafting software for designing the website, mark the source of reference documents, and combine with arts. Therefore, participating in International Schools CyberFair is a good learning of integrating curriculum. In the times that the information technology develops speedily, the website we design to participate in International Schools CyberFair will be the assistant computer teaching materials in our native classes. The students can share their learning achievements anytime in the classroom. We believe that teaching by using computer is a good method of learning and is more efficient and funny than traditional ones.