1. Description of Our Community
De La Salle Zobel School is an educational institution for both boys and girls. In our community we don’t only enjoy school and strive to do our best but we also have the passion to serve and help others. The Social Action Office serves as our link to the outside world. We are taught to reach out and extend a helping a hand, to give back what we’ve received, to serve a greater cause. They help us take what we’ve learned beyond the campus grounds and into the hearts of others who are in need. These experiences are very fulfilling and only require some time and a passion to serve the people that have had rockier roads than we have. In our community, you will see children ages 9 all the way to 18 participating in outreaches and other similar projects. But actually it’s not only the students who love to help but also the teachers. Our teachers have involved themselves in activities like house building, tutoring, and even clearing out wrecked areas. Basically our community works as one to promote projects that everyone will benefit from and to assist those who are in need.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our entry is about the Social Action Office of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, which aims to build a strong collaborative partnership between DLSZ and partner communities. We believe that we have a lot of people who are willing to serve and volunteer but they are lost without a guide on how and where to begin. We also believe that there are good hearted individuals who are unaware of the realities that somewhere out there, kids are suffering and adults are making do with what they have in dire situations and that if they find out about these situations, they would be more than willing to help. The SAO is just what we all seek. They are the guide that will lead us and help us lead in turn. The programs they make don’t only include outreaches for every batch (which is the case in almost all private schools) but also extra curricular activities wherein we can all help in our own little or big way. Our website’s aim is to make this organization known more by summarizing and explaining what it is all about and by giving a brief history and background on its programs and the people behind them.
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
In anything a person will do, there will always be problems and difficulties. Well with us we had a hard time with collecting information at first because at the time of info gathering we had a lot of requirements to submit and finish, we had deadlines to meet and all sorts of obstacles to go through such as hectic schedules and organizing meetings, our thoughts and ideas but thank God we had no difficulties in terms of technical obstacles were concerned. I believe that we got through all these difficulties mainly because of the endless support our wonderful teachers were giving and the perseverance and dedication each student showed in this making this project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We all feel a sense of achievement and fulfillment in knowing that we have contributed to the awareness of one of the organizations in the community whose aim is to spread fellowship and service to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We made sure that the site contains useful information in a plain and easy to understand format. Further, the content including the images come from within the community. We can truly say that this project is ours 100 percent.
We worked on the project collaboratively. Each task was assigned to a specific group of people to work on. The project leaders made sure that all tasks are completed on time. Further, each member of the group were reminded that the success of this project depends on the cooperation of everybody.
Adults provided us help and guidance needed to grasp all the ideas in this project. Sir Pat's, our teacher in our computer class, is always there to provide assistance.
Students have the tools that enable us to help make a change through collaboration and communications using modern tools such as the Internet. We have the ability to influence and attract others to join in our cause.
Modern tools such as web sites, interactive animations, forums, chat, instant messaging, online photo publishing, and other similar technologies enable us to learn more efficiently. Teachers and students get to interact more even outside the campus. Lessons and handouts are made available for download without any hassle. Online quizzes and reviewers are readily available for students to be taken anywhere using any personal computer with internet connection. Students and teachers can share and discuss lessons online.
This web project is a requirement for the Computer Science class.