1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Photo Capturing Tools: digital cameras, scanner; Web Page Creation Software: Macromedia DreamWeaver 4, Photoshop 5., Ulead PhotoImpact 5, CorelDRAW 8, Macromedia Flash 5. Scanner was used to scan the pictures we captured, so they can be transformed into JPEG files, and then be shown on the web pages; and, we use Microsoft Word 2000 to edit our word files. We also apply a free web space to upload our homepage , after school, we still can work through the Internet. Cutftp is the tool to upload and download our files.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
This web competition provided us a opportunity to study Taiwan`s northeastern geology, environment and social characteristics in depth. We found that one of the local elementary school held its commencement ceremony in the sea. For those students, this is an experience to be remembered forever. We also learned that people there eat lots of seafood. This has much to do with the environment. Our textbook did not tell much, yet we learned much from these study activities.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
The Swordfish appreciates our teammate Anthony`s mother, principal Lin of Aoti Elementary School. Without her help and support, our web design coverage task would not be possible to complete. Principal Lin has been there for more than 3 years, so she knows all nuts and bolts about the northeastern tip of this island. For example, she told us that one of the area`s schools requires that all graduates must take their certificates personally by diving into the sea. That is to say that all students must acquire diving skill, if they want to graduate. Wow… it makes us urbanites tongue in cheeks.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Finally, the Swordfish wants to extend our appreciation to aoti Elementary School`s principal and the whole faculty members, Principal Lin happens to be our teammate Anthony’s mother. Without her help, our study project could not have completed. After the visits and information collecting, there still have lots of after works, such as web authoring and designing, to be done. Now, the stage is set and the audience is expecting. All Swordfish`s teammate, go, go, go!
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
Last year, we also took part web design competition but failed. This year, we decide to try again. First of all, we choose a strong team. Every teammate has strong sense of responsibility, and does his own best to present himself and provide useful opinions. Secondly, we pick a good topic, because it is the key to success.