1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
(1)Namo V.5.5/ homepage design, flash button design. School license
(2)PhotoImpact 8.0/ Image process. School license
(3)GIF Animator 5.0/ Animation design. School license
(4)Windows Operation System/ imbedded functions (Internet Explorer, Paint, file processing). School license
(5)E-mail/ to communicate between group members. Individual mail box.
(1)Digital Video Camera/ to record the dynamic images during the project, such as interview, meeting and questionnaire collection.
(2)Digital Camera/ to record the static images during the project, such as interview, meeting and questionnaire collection. School equipment.
(3)Digital voice recorder/ to record voice during interview. School equipment Flash memory drives/ storage study information.
(4)Scanner/ scan the old photos and newspapers. Provided by teacher Yu-shu Printer/ print study information and questionnaire.
(5)Cell phone and fixed phone/ arrange the interview and for discussion.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
(1)Interview group (interview and questionnaire survey): after the guide and hard training by teachers, the “cruel” process is documented in the study report, the interview group conducted many successful interviews and acquired firsthand and correct information. “Interview group” is our spokesman and ambassador on the front line. The successful activities of interview group made the famous martial arts team even more popular.
(2)Key feature: Chief Wen-Shiung Hsiao( VP od Ho Dong Parents Association) is the soul of martial arts team who has provided us a lot of information about martial arts and assist to arrange the interview of martial arts team members which makes out study more solid and complete.
(3)Principle Chiu: Since the martial arts team is invited by the county government to provide opening performance in “Traditional Sports Activities”, we got the chance to interview the county mayor. The principle of our school is also invited as a guest. The principle took this fantastic opportunity to arrange this interview with mayor.
(4)Using Internet and other communication equipment to forward our ideas:by the convenience of Internet and other communication equipment, we use instant messenger, E-mail, the Internet Exposition Interaction site constructed by us, and the national internet exposition websites to release all the information about our groups, to discuss and to share experience. Sometimes, the phone is used for communication. In some way, Internet and communication equipment are our spokesmen.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
(1)Determination: during the study process, not only the study process but the practice of martial arts team require a determinate mind in order to reach the final goal. We have completed the project and obtained knowledge just like the martial arts team is rewarded by the prize in the competition.
(2)Team work: We never knew that to complete a mission with other persons can be so excited! When the Internet Exposition reached the end, we will remember the time that we worked together, to face problems together and to come out solutions together. We appreciate teachers’ guidance and the supports from classmates.
(3)Preparation and union: All the works has to be prepared and planned in advance. The individual ability shall be prepared and will be united to become strength to achieve the final goal. This is the combination of knowledge, physics and spirit.
(4)Culture inherit: Martial arts origin from ancient China. In Taiwan, we call it martial arts. In Mainland China, it is known as Wushu. No matter how we name it, martial art is already a part of our culture and it is also the typical activities for physical training. In 2008, martial arts will be in competition of Olympic Games. During the interview, we found out that the children who learn the martial arts are at our age and they are very serious during practice which remind us spirit of martial arts and the importance of culture inherit.
(5)Community expectation: From questionnaire and interview, we found out that the local persons have high expectation on the martial arts team, not only hope them to be qualified for Olympia Game but also expect the martial arts can be popular to become our own unique features and sport of Homei.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
(1)Interviewees: Thanks to the county mayor Chiin-chu Wong, Chief Hsiao, the members of martial arts team, students, and students’ parents who allow us to conduct the interview, provide us the first hand information and let us have the chance to learn more about the martial arts.
(2)Residents of the community: In order to study the expectations and opinions about martial arts team in the community, we designed a questionnaire and went on the street to distribute it. Thanks to these warm-hearted persons on the street who completed the questionnaire and provided us many valuable suggestions.
(3)Supports from National Palace Museum: In our homepage, there are many beautiful Chinese paintings used as background that are provided by National Palace Museum. We appreciated for their help and hoped that we didn’t let them down.
(4)Parents of the students: All the interview time is scheduled during the night. For those students worked in interview group, their parents have to provide rides for them to go to the interview place and then back home. Thanks for their fully supports and cares.
(5)Supports from teachers at school: Teacher Jennie and Yi-wei for cyberproject’s English version, and the encourages and supports from other teachers which make us feel more confident to complete this project.
(6)Supports from School principle –Shuen-chin Chiu: Start from the beginning of the formation of this group, the principle keeps following our progress. He not only helped us to solve problems but also provided ideas and cheered us up! “Principle, Thanks that you are here”!
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
(1)We found out that we have the potential and ability to organize a team and complete the project and publish the study result!
(2)Through this project, we are aware that the Ho Dong martial arts team is very good,professional and well known around Taiwan. We also found out that the reason for the martial arts team to be so good is because they keep practicing their skills.
(3)At the beginning of the project, due to lack of the communication and mutual agreement within group members, there are some arguments in the forum of Internet Exposition Interaction Site. Fortunately, teachers stand out and provide their assistant to solve the problems.
(4)It is a trial and error process for information collection. We found out that nothing can be done in only one step. We shall have the patience and a comprehensive plan for any activities.
(5)We never knew that we are able to complete a project. We are surprised and satisfied with the homepages we made.
(6)The strength and beauty of Chinese martial arts have been interpreted perfectly in martial arts team. We have understood that martial arts are not only a part of physical traning but also a kind of art!