1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
We used school computers for research, video and digital still cameras at the San Diego Multicultural Fair and other places, scanners and PAINT for drawings, and teleconferencing with partners in Florida and Ghana. We studied books from our library, visited exhibits at the Mingei Museum and the Museum of Man, and did interviews with families this year.
One great new thing we studied was photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Students went there during the intersession and learned about how to frame a photo, and then they made bird's eye view and other special angles and effects for the CyberFair photos. One of those photos is the picture of the feet on our banner, done by an eighth grader.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Students including myself act like ambassadors for our school. We try to behave in the most kind and respectful way. We do community services and e-pals to connect with people in San Diego and other foreign places such as Russia. We represent our school as a global school since we are. We do Cyberfair and other websites to create friends in other places in Europe, Asia, and Africa. We are student ambassadors.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
CyberFair is a chance to learn about other cultures and other ethnicities. To me CyberFair means to look at other peoples' lives. CyberFair is a chance to express your feelings for your culture.
It also gives all people a chance to see what an interesting culture other people have. So CyberFair lets you know what it's like in other places in the world.
In CyberFair we learn about other cultures, and we learn respect. I think CyberFair helps not only kids, but adults realize how many different ethnicities are in just San Diego. I guess it brings us all closer together.
Cyberfair is a place where you can be yourself and not someone else, a place where you can display art and drawings of your own. CYBERFAIR IS US!
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
I asked my parents and grandparents and neighbors lots of questions. It is a really good feeling to know you are showing others something.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
When doing the Cyberfair project I was suprised about the statistics I looked at. This really got me thinking and got me to want to know more about San Diego's different ethnicities.
CyberFair is a great learning experience. it teaches you so much about kids and how they are so different and yet how alike they are to you. It has lots of information about countries you never heard about or that you want to learn about.