1. Description of Our Team
This incredible group is composed of the best students that the world could ever have. With their talents united, their minds combined and with one heart and with the attitude to pursue their goal to let the world explore and discover the greatness of the teachers in 4th world countries that made this project into a reality.
Paul John, 16 years old is our web designer. The mastermind of this group, he’s the one who plans and organizes the things that we must do. He’s a fun loving leader, a talented and versatile person, and jolly person; he also has that charm to other people that easily convinces them, which is big help in this project. Someday he hopes o be a successful doctor. It’s good to have an all in one person around our group.
Keith, 16 years old is our dynamic and unbelievable researcher. She omits a great talent that is boosting of talent, perseverance, graciousness and gorgeousness! This person is very responsible of her work; very committed and an inspiration to the group! Someday, Keith wants to be a nurse! A very gorgeous nurse! (Chuckles).
Franz Danielle, 16 years old is our showbiz material gal has many ambitions! So many, that she’s not sure which would she pursue. But for sure, she wants to have a bright future. These persons are not only beautiful outside but also inside! A total package!
Edjie, 16 years old is our chief editor; she is a very beautiful person inside and out! She is very fluent in English! Speaks many languages like visayan, tagalog, chabacano, French and et cetera. She loves connecting to other persons in different countries. Someday she aspires to be a veterinary! She has many pets in their house; she has a dog, cat, bird, fish, pig, goat and a baby snake (a very colorful one). It’s good to have someone like her in the crowd.
Voltaire Ponce, our Mexican look mentor, the supreme master of all computers. He is a very understanding, fair, inspiring, optimist and our energy booster! He keeps our fire burning, especially in the times that it is about to fade. He is the fuel to our fire! He’s a great person! Were lucky to have him and his guidance. We love and believe in him.
'Together, we make up a indestructible team.'
2. Summary of Our Project
The content intends to acknowledge and honor our hidden heroes specifically the teachers who risk and volunteer to share their knowledge to other students, not thinking of what they can get but what they can give and not doing it just for a living but for the sake of their students which is the future generation. In the poorest countries, the teacher has the only textbook available and must copy it content onto a blackboard. The poorly educated teacher may copy the content incorrectly. One step above, each child has one textbook in every subject each year. At the net level, each child has a range of resources and educational programs from which to choose. At the highest level the teacher has access to a wide variety of success, including the Internet sources, fulfilling the new function of being a manager rather than a provider of information. The challenges teachers face require solutions to the problems of poverty and purpose. We want them to acknowledge the effort and help of our teachers and there significance in our lives. We want to let the successful people to realize that they would not be what they are right now without the existence of teachers. That the world would not be perfect without them. Teachers play a big role in our society; they are the ones who let ourselves discover the abilities that are within you. So, we must not forget that they are our “unsung heroes”. Then after we discover it, they mold us to enhance our skills and they let us use there abilities, plus! They are the ones who push us so that we can budge and step forward in reaching our dreams and when we reached it they honor acknowledge us. But some people takes our teacher for granted that after they’ve reached their goals and dreams in their lives, they just forget that one of the reasons of their success are our hidden heroes, which is our teachers. And that once in their life their teachers are the ones who let us believe in ourselves and saw us like diamonds. And some successful people even forgets the name of their teachers. The purpose of this project is to acknowledge and give honor to our hidden heroes that started to lit our candles and started the fire in our hearts in reaching our dreams. And they are the ones who let us believe impossible is nothing! We also thank our teacher of this project that without him, this project would not be possible. Because we would have no topic to tackle about. To all teacher, we thank you! And God bless!
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Before the completion of our goal, we had so many mind-boggling, brain-busting. Heart-breaking and sweat-dropping tests we took. First test is we were confused how to acknowledge our teachers and how to make our site appear the importance of teacher. And for that we posted many write-ups that complement the teachers’ ability. Next questions we had to answer are that what really are the problems of our teachers in their life and in their jobs? And for that, we surfed the net and find true stories of teachers and with their problems. We also asked or interviewed local and teachers that are offered less opportunity by our government. And lastly, is how to make the world believe that teachers now are facing problems. Especially those names as 4th world teachers or the less fortunate one yet perseveres to teach students all they know with their hearts on it. So in our site, we had posted pictures of our interview and with the presence of our beloved teachers that inspires us to pursue this project; moved us in many ways and opened our eyes, mind and heart of the reality of the situation that our 4th world teachers are experiencing. Next mind-bugling question we need to consider is that “what are the solutions we can recommend to help our 4th world teachers?” And with that we also questioned the teachers we interviewed if what do they need to help them with their teachings? It is also a problem to complete our objectives because of the fact that we are also learning students and we must not take other subjects or teachers for granted. And also had many problems in our assignments, activity and quizzes that we had to comply. But all of these were never an hindrance in pursuing our goal and it only challenged us more. And for the biggest solution that we could give is that we must apply it all first in ourselves, to never take our teachers and mentors for granted for they are our heroes that molded us into what we are right now. Look yourselves I the mirror and ask yourselves “Do I take my teacher for granted? Did I thank him/her for what he/she has done to me?” Answer it from your heart.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We had many discussions and interviews we did for the completion of our goals. We had teachers, local officials, teachers, students, principals, ordinary persons, captains, parents involve in this. And they were very cooperative, we had so much fun, because of all the heartwarming activities we had, and with their support, this was all in all a successful and fun activity! This was a splash! Were proud to let the world scroll our site and discover the greatness and ability of the 4th world teachers.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
With the guidance of our adviser and the contributions of our ideas, we make a step by step action leading to a perfect project. The contents serve as an information campaign regarding the issues and concerns about social environment. The definition of 4th world teacher and the things around them is our first actions. We make it sure that the idea around it tackles all the possible details regarding the topic. Many youth visited and sent us email about the project. In addition, the project challenges the youth, the society and the government to have its attention regarding the concerns of the unseen heroes. We use the web, being the best source of information, as a tool in discussing and informing the concerns about the poor teacher’s worth.