1. Description of Our Community
Cebu is a place where you can lay back and relax, where everything and everyone is close to each other. Cebuanos are fun-loving and very family oriented. Cebu is a small island, so it is easy to meet up with friends and family. This makes Cebu a very homey place. Cebu is growing quickly and before anyone knows it, it will be as productive as Manila. Even Cebu is growing, it is still seen by people as the island that is known for its beaches, food, and people.
2. Summary of Our Project
This project aims to showcase our delicacies, rattan and guitar making abilities, and our different sports. We believe that these are only a few of what is helping our province at the present and in the future in becoming successful. Mangoes are specialized here and have become desired abroad and in different areas of the Philippines. Rattan furniture has become a very good means of income; most of the furniture made is exported to the United States. Cebu is well on its way in becoming the Dance Capital of the Philippines, thanks to the Dance Sport Team City Cebu. These are only a few of what will help and unite the people of our province. Filipinos, Cebuanos to be more accurate, love the sense of winning, of achieving, not only do these different specialties help us in our economy, but they give us a sense of uniqueness.
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:more than 6
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
The project, has had its share of shortcomings but with a little perseverance and determination, they were easily overcome. The problem of gathering data sources first presented itself during the first few weeks of working on the project. In order to obtain the data we needed for the website, we had to first, make use of our contacts, which was the easy part because in Cebu, everybody practically knows everybody and it is very easy to get around; just another one of the many great benefits of living on a small island like Cebu that we were most thankful for. The next obstacle was time, or should we say, the lack of it. The number of other school activities, had more or less left the team with much lesser time to work on the project. We honestly admit that up to now, time is still a problem we haven’t been able to solve but then again, the same goes for about a large percent of the world's population. We learned to compromise instead, we divided the team into groups who would work and gather data on weekends. On any other school day, we would make use of our computer classes, as our coach would give us the period off, to work on the project.
All the other minor obstacles included the lack of ideas, but all thanks to the division of the team into groups, this problem had quickly come gone when we appointed members for the creative team who have so far, been doing a good job.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our participation in this project shows that we realize that the future will be greatly influenced by technology and that communications will more or else be done through the internet. This project has helped us see the many possibilities of Cebu becoming a successful province in very many different sections, especially through sports, delicacies, and furniture.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our research skills have improved much. We did not realize that Cebu has so many different specialties that we are unique for before we did this project. It has helped us improve our computer skills. We each have grown from the different experiences from the group meetings that we have had.