1. Description of Our Community
Pan-Chiao city, with dense population, is one of the most prosperous towns in Taipei Hsieng. Lin’s Garden is one of the most precious relics among the ancient remains. The Lin’s ancestors immigrated from Long-Hsie Town, Chang Cho, Fu-Chien Province in Mainland China to Taiwan in 1778, 43th year of Chian-Long, Chin Dynasty. Initially, they domiciled at Hsien-Chuang, Tan Shui (now in Taipei). Later, during the reign of Chia-Chin, they moved to Da-Ke-Kan (now Da-Shi Town). They have built eight big houses from 1847 to 1888 (27th year of Dow-Guang to 14th year of Guang-Hsu, Chin Dynasty).
2. Summary of Our Project
First, we collected required information and conducted field research at Lin’s Garden. Then we worked on planning the framework of our web-pages. When the framework was completed, we discussed and assigned jobs to be done with the deadline for each pages to our group members.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
School：T1 Home：56K Moden、512k/64k ADSL
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1.We intended to demonstrate classical Chinese savor within our homepage. However, none of us possessed esthetic intuition with colors. Therefore, we asked our teachers for help. 2.At the beginning, all we knew was to create a homepage. During the process, we found that the homepage we came up with was not attractive enough. We decided to apply FLASH software to develop animations. Then, we brainstormed for the types of animations we wanted. The special effects, such as fading in and fading out, instructed by our teachers really contributed a lot to the quality of our homepage.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Keh-Chien：I wish I could play more around with this…. Kuan-Chung：I really wish that the school’s computers weren’t equipped with recovery card, which made us want to jump down the building whenever the computers shut down in the middle of our work…….The better thing is….we figured out the password…. Hey! Hey! Hey! Shuo-Yen)：Winter vacation is too short for this project….. Chih-Han：I hope that I’ll get the chance to work on this kinds of project in the future….. Kuei-Che：I hope I’ll have another opportunity to participate in this internet convention…..
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our opinion is: In traditional classrooms, we usually learn what the teachers impart to us. Sometimes we have to discipline ourselves to sit there and waste forty-five minutes to listen to the lectures that we have already mastered. However, this homepage design tournament provided us an alternative way of learning. We approached to the teachers for the knowledge we could immediately apply to solve our problems. Moreover, through this tournament, we got the chance to see how others’ work differed from ours and also to learn their strength. Of course, one of the most important things we have learned from this project is to work with our team members. All of us felt wonderful about the process when we helped and supported each other to face the challenge and to strive for the same goal – to complete our own homepage. It was really great!