CyberFair Project ID: 4446

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Kok-Gumbaz
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Middle School
    Karshi, Kashkadarya, Uzbekistan

6 students, ages 14-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 17, 2006. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): doesn't yet

Classes and Teachers: Ismailov Furkat

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Studying of Information Technology is not only conducting trainings on computer literacy among teachers and students but also involving neighboring residential area (makhallas) residents, students of higher educational institutions, employees of various organizations and enterprises, for example, employees of hospitals, railway stations, and kindergartens. All these category of strata of society we assume as a local community.

2. Summary of Our Project

This year we celebrate the 2700th anniversary of our city Karshi, one of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, the city that has a significant place in world history and culture.

Due to the anniversary restoration works of ancient monuments are being made. One of the monuments the mosque Kok-Gumbaz was built in 16th century.

Our project is an attempt to tell a story about history of the monument, epoch of medieval Karshi, restoration of monuments by the example of Kok-Gumbaz, and also about significance and benefit of the monument for the community.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Technical problems we confronted with in the process of work on the project are connected with the lack of DSL connection; due to this issue we have a slow internet connection.

Presence of the above mentioned would much improve coverage of the material chosen.

Frequent electricity outage was also a part of the problems. It connected with the debts of electricity use.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The work on the project enhanced knowledge of students on history of the city, gave the students an opportunity to closely concern themselves with the history of the city, to see with their own eyes all the beauties of monuments of ancient history. Our project gave the students an opportunity to make a research, to take interviews, to generate and gain knowledge and skills, to improve communication skills with interested people, to conduct dialogs in the right way, and to work in team.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Themes we chose within the project comply with school standard of the subject history of Uzbekistan. It aimed at a profound study of the local history, a demonstration of interest in the history of ancestors, how they lived, to what they strive for, what customs they had. The project included study of events that took place in national history and in history of the city. Learning these students acquaint with the creative work of their great ancestors.

Project Elements

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

Telephone, Digital camera, scanner, printer, books, libraries, newspapers.

Computer software: Macromedia HomeSite TopStyle Adobe Photoshop Total Commander

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

Some of us attended a conference concerning the history of our city. It was really interesting and it resulted in some contacts that proved to be valuable. To sum up, we believe that we were good ambassadors of our project. We tried to get other people interested in our project and, in most cases, we were successful.

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

Not only members of the school community got acquainted with the whole process of work on project but also students of higher educational institutions, employees of various organizations and enterprises show great interest in it. Within school and outside great and interesting work was done to study historical monuments of the city.

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

Our project drew attention of community not only in cognitive but also in introductory perspective. The former graduate Alexander Tsimbal who helped our students in the development of the web site took energetic and active part. Also Larian Ismailov, a second-year student of Transport College who helped students in generalization of the collected information took active part.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Furkat Ismaliov, a history teacher of the school highlights in detail his experience of a head of the project in his lessons of history of Uzbekistan.

The work on the project interested many students of the school, who discuss lively what they saw and heard, share knowledge gained with their peers, relatives and parents. The work on the project is another step of our history club.


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