1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
e used the following tools in our project: 1.Netscape Navigator 2.Macromedia Fireworks 3.Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.Allaire Homsite 5.Digital Camera's 6.Scanners 7.MSN Chat (to have e-coversations with officers from various environmental groups) 8.Tape recorders
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We visited many places such as water purification plants, reservoirs and construction sites of Desaination plants. We interviewed officers from various environmental groups such as the Ministry of Environment, Singapore. The officers were impressesd that we, as teenagers, showed a keen interest in the domestic issues of Singapore. We chose places that we were interested in finding more about.Some were close to their home and some had parents or friends who worked there. We had also used chat programs to our advantage by having e-conversations with many people and interviewing them online.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
When we showed this project to selected people from our neighbourhoods, many of them showed surprised faces in finding out facts that they never knew about. Many of them took greater interest in Singapore's water situation and they realised that it is not only a local issue but a global one as well. Please refer to the website http://www.vswebteam.f2s.com/cyberfair/project.html
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We had first the help of officials from various environmental agencies. They were very helpful. the people at the water purification plant even gave us a free tour of their premises. We gained a lot from that tour. Our classmates and schoolmates also gave adivice and their own knowledge of that situation so that helped us put more information on the website. Our Teacher, Mr Anuar, assisted us by doing a critique of our website so that we were able to improve on it. The people that helped us that were the backbone of the project. Without them and their expertise the students would not have been able to do the project. It is here that the "Share and Unite" theme has particular meaning. Their sharing with us allowed that collaborative experience. Together we were able to create our project.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
We have learnt that water, a precious resource in Singapore, shouldn't be taken for granted. We have realised the value of water and know that we are fortunate to have this resource when many people all over the world are dying of thirst. We have taken more interest in these aspects of Singapore and have learned to become better citizens by just being aware and acting on the information we receive. Please refer to the website http://www.vswebteam.f2s.com/cyberfair/project.html