1. Description of Our Community
Singapore is a multiracial community which has progressed far since being founded in 1819. Over the years, the melting pot of races, religions and cultures witnessed many trials such as the Maria Hertogh riots, and yet can count many triumphs, the greatest of which must surely be overcoming differences to weave the fabric of this nation we call Singapore.
2. Summary of Our Project
Singapore is a country with a rich and diverse past, with many of our ancestors coming from different countries like China, India, and Malaysia. People coming here often marvel at how a small red dot on the map could survive and grow as we have, overcoming war, colonization, and racial and religious conflict. Our project, therefore, will be showcasing historical landmarks involved in the rise of Singapore, the different races, and of war. Focusing on the time from the founding of Singapore to after World War II, we will be displaying a collage of landmarks following a timeline and telling the story of Singapore in the early years.
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:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Crescent Girls' School is privileged to be offered the usage of tablet PCs in school. There is also a wireless network provided, so that students are able to connect to the Internet at any time.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One of the problems we encountered was being unable to meet up with each other, even though we were separated into groups of four. Being in our streaming year, we had many classes, homework and after school activities going on, with at least four of us unable to make it for meetings on any given day. So, in the end we had to each sacrifice some of our activities to work on the project. Additionally, we were only informed that we were to take part in the competition less than 2 months before the deadline so we were very short of time, and this was also our first time taking part in Cyberfair, so the whole experience was very confusing and overwhelming for us.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
To our group, participating in this project has meant a lot to us as it gave us an opportunity to discover more about our roots and culture, and to show to the world our vision for a better future.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This year, our school curriculum requires us to learn various multimedia software used in the making of websites like Adobe Photoshop and Flash animation, both of which we have used in the making of our website. Apart from that, we have also learned how to use more complex HTML coding, directional skills, and developed an extraordinary patience in dealing with SOME of our more blur and procrastinating group members who caused us to get lost on our way to some of the landmarks.