1. Description of Our Community
Sanzhuku Sanitary Landfill Site is located in Sanzhuku Valley between the southeast corner of Nankang District of Taipei City and Shenkeng Township of Taipei Count. It is a bar-shaped valley rising in the south and lowering in the north. The outlet at downstream is located in the north of the site. Nanshen Road running along the valley is the outer beltway linking up Jiuzhuang Street where the Jiuzhuang Elementary School is located. The site is located in a mountainous area where the Nankang tea is very famous. The Osmanthus Season attracts many visitors to taste tea here every year.
2. Summary of Our Project
The swimming class of our school is held at the warm-water pool inside the landfill. It is a feedback facility. The landfill also funded some of the school facilities with the Sanzhuku Sanitary Landfill Site Feedback Fund. Though we discovered that these facilities are fed by the landfill because garbage in Taipei City is buried here, we seldom see garbage trucks and perceive no smell in the neighborhood. Out of curiosity, we asked the following questions 1. How does the landfill look like now? 2. What are the views of citizens living in the neighborhood? 3. How does the landfill monitor the environmental quality of the neighborhood? 4. What is the future development of the landfill?
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
The school network links to the Taipei City Education Network Center via a 100MB optical fiber link. When we were at school, we collated data, designed webpage and made drawings in the computer classroom during lunchtime. Also, we also stored images and text records on the supervisor’s personal website.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
(1) Inadequate time and prior knowledge (2) Ignorance to webpage design (3) Difficulty in transcribing speeches into text
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Lesson learned (1) Interpersonal: During all visits and interviews, people knew the purpose of our mission and did their best to help us. This has given us the opportunity to feel the warmth of mankind. We also learned that as long as we are polite, people will like us. (2) Software: In the project, we have used different software programs, such as Namo, PhotoImpact, Flash and Ulead VideoStudio. In most cases, it was Miss Liang who showed us how to use them, and we just made some changes of the materials with these programs. However, we realized that we must use different software programs in order to produce a complete webpage. (3) Activity planning: From the project, we understand that besides a good plan, we need preparation, best use of resources and involvement in order to make better achievements.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
? Integration to the Grade 1-9 Curriculum http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2008/gsh5254/n-3.htm