1. Description of Our Community
We undertook our project in a small community called Santasi a suburb in Kumasi, Ghana. In Santasi we came across a lot of things that really helped us in our project like music shops, nightclubs etc. where we gathered some information.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is simply about enlightening people especially the youth about music, the history of some types of music and the impacts music has on us.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
At the on set of the project we did not encounter any problems but when we came on a little further we some how lost interest but through the advises of our co coordinator we were able to come this far. About the internet access we sometimes head a few glitches but all was well. Our computers sometimes got infected with viruses and we lost some information so from this experience we made sure that we always had backups of all our files.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Music is the organized movement of sounds through a continuum of time. This project is about how people understand music and how music connects different people with different cultures. Music was is universal and it is the basic media through which feelings, messages, and thoughts are expressed. The project will seek to update the younger generation on the changes that has occurred in music through the past years.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project addressed the topic of music and its impacts and this project is just what many people need to enlighten them on certain arts of culture such as music. We really must say that we learned a lot of things from this project and one is the spirit of team work. We also acquired the skill of typing and productive research. The internet being used for teaching has made learning more interesting and fun. Traditional methods of teaching and learning were good but did not interest people like how the internet has done. With the internet the spread of information has been made easier and faster and now people can pursue courses on the internet rather than being in the classroom.