1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
The Lanikai Media Center houses a state of the art lab that provides a flex schedule in support of project based learning using technology as a tool to impact student learning.
Hardware: iMac, G4 Tower, G3 Server, Digital Camera, AlphaSmart, Phone/Fax, Palm Pilot Probeware, Smart Spectrophotometer
Software: ClarisHomePage, Appleworks, HyperStudio, Adobe Photoshop, GifBuilder, Graphic Converter, Inspiration, SimpleSound, Quicktime Pro
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Students took an active role in soliciting information from the community and it’s members. For example, they collaborated with professionals at the university to learn how to use cutting edge chemical analysis equipment, met with government field scientists to learn about stream assessment and attended public hearings about community issues involving the marsh. Community organizations, as a result, are looking forward to linking to our website.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
The excitement of our discoveries has overflowed into our school community and beyond. We have found that the threads of environmental consciousness must extend further than we have all traditionally accepted. Students have made connections that had to be put into a historical perspective. Past behaviors become our future legacy, and ultimately the future of their Kailua watershed begins stewardship today.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Members of various community organizations shared their goals and visions about environmental awareness and our need to move towards social consciousness. Students recognized that despite their varied interests and abilities that there is a need to work together for a common goal.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
“I think the best part of the project was learning to work together rather than trying to do something you know you can’t do. I learned it takes different people who are better at different things to do something like what we did, for instance some people are good at art and animation, others are good at researching and typing. I think people need to work together at about everything to make quality work.” Cara age 11