1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Our group used various types of tools and technologies to complete the CyberFair project. These tools and technologies helped us to finish the project on time with good qualities. The tools and technologies we used were things like video and digital cameras for us to capture any useful information from the places we went during the entire project. And, the internet of computers to find the relevant information of places such as the Kranji War Memorial to add in other interesting facts. Also, the computer software like Dreamweaver to create our group's web page, Macromedia Flash to design the layout. Plus, the Photoshop to create and edit the pictures to create a better and pleasant webpage for our viewers' to browse around. These tools could be found in our school's computer labs and it's very convenient for us to do the project anytime, after school. The most valuable tools would be the digital camera because it helped us to capture good photographs so much so that it would make the whole web page look more interesting. And with the help of these photographs, our viewers will be able to know exactly how the places look like, without using their imagination.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
In the project, we, as the representatives of Pioneer Secondary, interacted with various people whose expertise lies in the field of historical knowledge. The contacts gave us an insight on the rich history and culture of Singapore.
As ambassadors, we brought out the message to the people that teenagers are aware of their cultural roots and want to bring the erudition to the more ignorant among us.
Through the creation of the website, we want to be the proud ambassadors of Pioneer Secondary School, or even the entire Singapore, to make other teens conscious of what they had constantly neglected, the things which had happened in the past. It is a very important lesson taught that none of us would ever want to forget.
We want students to learn about this important history of Singapore, how and why our forefathers suffered in the past. Without that knowledge however little, the danger that the past exists will be equivalent to the present, and we will observe the repetition of our past mistakes.
Members of the public and students from our school provided us with promising comments and feedback, which helped us to make useful amendments to accomplish the task of fulfilling an ideal website which would bring about the attention of young people.
With support, our group strongly believes that we have the ability to do so through our interactive site and make them learn lessons from it.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Working on this project strengthened our relationship between our school and our community. It also taught us to cooperate so as to complete the project successfully. It also helps us to realised that there are many historical landmarks in our surrounding and also helps us to know more about it. We know how to create web site by using Dreamweaver software.
Our project will have a profound impact because we will be able to reach teenagers with our website, and they will learn about the new things about the historical landmarks of Singapore and hopefully pass this information on to others. We hope that the impact will be an increased awareness of the historical landmarks in our surrounding. The Project was created to link students to community and history. It has brought the community closer to the educational process. It also provides information about a place that we never had been before. It has allowed us to realised that our community has an interesting history. The project has provided a way to collect historical information and present it in a usable format for students and teenagers as well as interested community members. It provided a way to document and preserve information about our local past.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Basically, for our group sometimes we do face serious difficulties and problems in which we ourselves don’t know how we should handle. In order to ensure our group goes on the right track and carry out the right task we had approached other members of our community as our guide angels. Some of the example would be our media club teacher Ms Sharmila who aids us in media problems and Ms Soh who had accompanied us to the respective venue and outing in order for us to complete our research successfully and not to forget at the same time to gain some useful knowledge. Fengrun also helped us in ensuring that our project meets the criteria. Examples of other useful resources would be like the school or the National library where we went to borrow books to get a better conclusion on the historical site. After all the outings and the useful resources we got, we had learnt a lot on the historical sites of Singapore. Not only that we had indeed a lot of fun through every outings we went and we really had benefited a lot from all these. Last but not least to send our thanks to all our teachers and to every one of us who had helped in this project. Lastly we wanted to thank the school for supporting us to go further on with our projects. Without them we won’t be able to work successfully in this project.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
During this project, we really had a lot of great time going for outings and at the same time, we seemed to be having chemical reaction between our members in this group and no one would be able to break this strong bond between us. We got to know each and everyone of us better, knowing each other talents and we are really honored to say that we are really happy with what we had progressed so far. From a group with lack of team spirit and communication to a group with full of strength and most importantly our group was filled with joyfulness and happiness. We had also learnt one thing that’s we not only learns from what we are told to do but we had also enjoyed a lot at the same time. This project not only allows us to have a better understanding on the historical sites of Singapore but also that it had strengthened our friendship to another level.