CyberFair Project ID: 2750

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The affection towards a forest farm -- Molisaka's diary
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks
Bibliography: No bibliography page cited

School: Hualien Chu Chiang Elementary School
    Hualien, Hualien County, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Ther students, ages ages from 11 to 12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 7, 2003. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2001,2002

Classes and Teachers: Sun Cheng-Wei쳌A Yeh Hsiu-Yun쳌ALin Hao-Yi

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

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.

Project Elements

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

To complete our project, we use technological products as following, 쳌DUse tape recorders and digital recorder pens to record the process of the interview and transform it into written forms. 쳌DLook for the books we need in the library via computers, and use copy machines to copy the materials that we need. 쳌DTo make appointments with the interviewers and discuss the details of the website with teachers through telephone. 쳌DUse digital video camera to record important information for the team to discuss. 쳌DUsing FTP software to upload the data for the team to share. 쳌DSave pictures and photos as electronic files by scanners, and use image processing software PhotoImpact to transform these files into specific types that can be used in the website. 쳌DUse the internet to search and browse the information, and discuss what we쳌fve learned via e-mail. 쳌DLearning use Namo WebEditor4.0 to design the website, also uploading and downloading the data. 쳌DStudents that join the project have abilities to apply for an e-mail account through the web Kimo, contact and ask questions via e-mail, design personal website by using computer equipment, and surf the web of libraries and related to search for the information.

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

We inform the interviewers our purposes in coming by making phone calls or send in the official documents through the school. Then, the interviewers will arrange the appointments for us to cover. They all approve the meaning of the competition that is held by Taiwan Schools CyberFair, so give us quite assistance in providing written papers and live interviews as well.

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

쳌DWe decide to set up a website and let more people understand our concern about the native place and share the resource though unlimited internet. 쳌DTo be affected by our spirit and learning attitude, the teachers in school, people of our community, and government officers join us and provide information enthusiastically. They try their best to help us and encourage us, and we are all grateful for that.

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

쳌DMr. Chuang, Ming-Yi of [Investigation Studio of LIN TIEN SHAN] briefed and explained enthusiastically to us. He also provided a lot of precious information and photographs. Moreover, he contacted with the related organizations and introduced them to us. 쳌DMr. Hu, Chin Hua of the[Investigation Studio of LIN TIEN SHAN] led us to walk all over the forest farm and introduced everything in detail to us. 쳌DThe head of the neighborhood, Miss Yu-Chen Hsieh received keenly , provided the information and granted a interview. 쳌DMrs. Sun쳌fs warm tea and peanuts as we interviewed in fine rain of the cold current. 쳌DMr. Tan,Chung-Li granted a interview and provided the information. 쳌DOur teacher, Miss Tung, Ju-Yu and other teachers of information gave assistance and suggestions in webpage-making.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

쳌DLesson: We failed and frustrated for many times in the process of webpage-making. However, we grew up constantly by learning the innumerable precious experiences. Finally, we accomplished it. 쳌DDiscovery: We learned because of the monographic project , and adored our home town because of learning . It made us reap no little benefit. We not only learned more abundant knowledge of ecology, learned the ways of webpage-making, learned the importance of teamwork, improved the writing ability, and also enriched our lives. That would become a period of glorious memory of us. 쳌DWonder: The members of our team got different opinions when we discussed about the lumbering of LIN TIEN SHAN. In fact, no matter what kind of history and its influence is, there are some significance at the back and it needs to be concerned.


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