CyberFair Project ID: 4988

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: To sprout from the earth---LuJou Farmers' Association
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Ren-Ai Elementary School
    Taipei County, R.O.C., TAIWAN

5 students, ages 11~13 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2005,2006

Classes and Teachers: Chen, Xiu Hui;Huang, Ci Fen;Bi, Zhi Wei

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The reeds together with the full moon are the terrific pictures during past farmer’s time in LuJou. With the accomplishment of SanChung flood dividing construction in year 1981 along with the solid urban policy and city plan finalized step by step, LuJou started to develop in fast speed. The past flood zone has been turning into a abounding country; now it is a city crowed with buildings ?has an flourishing economics and well developments even owning with well public-equipment constructions. The Farmer’s Association consist of farmers took a turn successfully in the urban trend changing from farmer land to be the building one. It also accompanies wit the progress of time changes and offers the developing education trainings to the local citizens.

2. Summary of Our Project

There are 4 directions to study this especial enterprise:

(1)The evolution of Farmers’ Association: history and organization

(2)The relationship between Farmers’ Association and Farmers’: To promote the education mission ?LuJou Credit Department?Farmers’ Association Supermarket?LuJou Farmers’ Magazine.

(3)The Job Context of Farmers’ Association: The main reporter?The administrator?The Education promoter.

(4)The Context of Promoting Education: More attentions to the Garden ?house craft classes and National 4-H Association.

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:4-6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

The Internet Environment in School: There are totally 4 computer rooms with 160 sets computer equipments for students’ application. What the cable school used to get linked with Internet is the ADSL (ISDN/1M/T1) from Taipei County.

The Internet Environment in members’ home: Each partner has his own computer that connects with ADSL to get linked with Internet. All of us move forward of the study mission through emails and Server Hard Disk to communicate with the team of the 8th Cyber Fair.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

(1)There were several members attended the Recorder Club; it happened the race period impacted to our interview schedule. So we move it to their available time as best as we can; in case some of members being unable to join then Teacher Pi brought back the films he took to discuss more.

(2)Because of not professional skill to create the homepage, we finally finished our study product through the assistances from Teacher Huang, Chi-Fen and Teacher Pi, Chih-Wei applied with our image treatment skills learned during Grade 5th.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

?From the work to improve your potential skills? is the most cherish one thing we learned from the old-age people of Farmers’ Association.

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

This study integrate the education concept of ?available classroom in community?promoted by County and the local curriculum focusing in school. Not only the famous person or building but also through the context changing of education improvement promoted by LuJou Farmers’ Association to know well of the progress for LuJou urbanization and the live change from the Farmers. We also found the hard time of an enterprise trying to switch and focus on the feedback to society in the same time.

The combination in the Nine-Year Compulsory Curriculum:

(1)Language Learning Field:During the progress, the data collecting ?reading books?writing down what they learn?context sorting for homepage?questions arrangement and actual interview even designing the Q&A race to all the classes in order to introduce our topics, all of these are the ways to improve the students’ skills in listening? speaking ?reading and writing.

(2)Natural and Living technology territory: with the processing of study, teachers have to improve the planning ?observation?questioning and sorting ability from students and make them to communicate with each other. Even applying with the technology resources as the study tools; these are all for the purpose in order to look into the problems existed and the data’ collecting and organizating.

(3)The six topics---Information Education: all the students are able to use the information skills to collect?sort?create information even apply the information as the tools to communicate. For example, we make use of the Yahoo Live Messenger to communicate and transit the data; also students search and design the homepage by DIY which improve and upgrade the necessary information ability.

Project Elements

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

We apply the digital camera? scanner ?DV to get the Video files and use the computer software to accomplish the mission. Such as using the Photoimpact10 and ACDSee to adjust the images in order to email the message and files, we even upload the ready documents through FTP and create the homepage applied with FrontPage and SwiSHmax. Moreover, members make use of the Powerpoint to create the Q&A race through the school TV broadcast system in order to introduce the LuJou Farmers’ Association to all the classes.

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

Before taking action, we made a list for interview and fax the topics to the leader of General Affairs from LuJou Farmers’ Association in order to arrange the necessary persons and fix schedule and time for us. After interview, we upload the records to the report of Cyber Fair website for their double-checking in order to make things perfect.

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

After arriving to the garden, from the more detailed explanations of Uncle Su who takes care of the agriculture promotion education, we found that it needs a lot of job arrangements under many people’ endeavors in order to deliver the value NT 15 dollars vegetable to the end users’ end. We will more cherish the foods we eat especially we find that Mr. and Mrs. Lin spent a lot of time and efforts to take care of these vegetables.

During seeing the study hard from the old-age students of house craft classes, we should not have any excuses to be lazy in school study.

Through the process of interview, we find that successful persons are with a lot of same characteristics, such as: positive?active?anti pressure? aggressive to overcome and insist his own target. The real examples are the leader of General Affairs who promote books but being rejected all the time?the Secretary Tsai works and studies in the same time and the promotion leader who has good relationship with female farmers. All of them are successful from many frustrations; even they can move forward things with good tempo. Besides admiring of them, we did have no any complains on plan study.

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

Before interview, we collected the necessary the information of LuJou Farmers’ Association and then contacted with them directly. Through the assistance from General Affair’s leader: Mr. Li, Su-Chu, we are able to go ahead our interview with fixed meeting schedule and places. Besides this, Uncle Su, Chin-Pao offered his self-made PowerPoint file; Anti Hsu, Shu-Liang borrowed us some pictures and the out-of-date LuJou Farmers’ Magazines. Also grandma of Li-Yeh, Ming-Ching supplied us several photos; Uncle Tsai, Chia-Fu provided the Special Anniversary Magazine and Organization Chart to us. These did great help to save usa lot of time.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After finalizing this mission, we find that the LuJou Farmers’ Association of the smallest territory in Taipei County doesn’t satisfy its achievement that the revenues is from negative to be the top 5 in country. Most of important is that it acts and moves step by step with stable business plan for the future. We are really proud of its excellent success from our homeland organization: Farmers’ Association.


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