1. Description of Our Team
Our Doors to Diplomacy team consists of three girls: Karla and Amy. Although we attend the different schools, we did manage to accomplish tasks by dividing the work to save time. Our coaches, Lucinda and David Simon, were there to guide us through the process by explaining the requirements, answering questions, keeping us focused and giving technical help on building web pages. However, we knew that we were responsible for the content and building our website.
2. Summary of Our Project
If you ask anyone to name some of the best leaders that come to mind, chances are you’ll hear George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, or perhaps the great diplomat Andrew Young. What do all these people have in common? Some were Presidents, and others fought for Civil Rights. Guess again; they’re all men. So while men may be more recognized, what about the women? Why do we always have to hear HIStory? What about HERstory?
Our website focuses on great leaders that happen to be women. We define leadership characteristics and the values they must maintain to be successful. Women leadership positions are growing in number. We researched women in leadership who were recognized but virtually unknown to masses.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Every situation involves some sort of conflict. Unfortunately, we encountered three. Our major one was our lack of communication. Our exchanging of ideas wasn’t on a constant basis. Also, time management was crucial with other high school activities and one of our group members preparing to graduate. It seemed as if we were robbed out of many hours. Another setback was our unfamiliarity with creating and designing a webpage. With no prior experience the task was difficult and time consuming. The process was challenging but also beneficial.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our group now has a greater knowledge that women can become and are leaders in communities and around the world. Before beginning this project, neither of our teammates could name an inspiring woman leader to admire, but now after researching the many acknowledged and unrecognized women we can name many inspiring women leaders. But after all, an individual doesn’t have to be recognized for their accomplishments to be considered a great leader.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our activities in this project allowed us to understand the need to work as a team and manage our time. Our group came to a decision to assign individual assignments, which gave each person an opportunity to build research skills. As a team, we learned how to gather our thoughts and collaborate in order to build our website. The skills that we have learned gave us a better understanding that teamwork and team responsibilities cannot be overlooked.