1. Description of Our Community
Yilan county is in the north-east side of Taiwan. The neighbors are Taipei and Hualien. The county is surrounded by the mountains, so it's not easy to come and go. But for the same reason, it has the very different air. There's no airport in Yilan in the past. So the passengers had to move by the bus or the train. Taking train is a better idea, because is quicker. So it's always hard to get the ticket. After the High way No.5 is opened, there're more way to go to Yilan.
2. Summary of Our Project
The teacher had told us the stories of visiting the station in Yilan. We really interested in it. So we want to learn more about the stations. We wrote down what we saw and what we thought. It's the peregrination of the trips of visiting the stations. And it shows that stations are not only for transportation. Each station has it own story for us to read. Besides, we collected a lot of pictures to show the change of every station. Hope you enjoy it!
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: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 internet education of Taiwan began in 1998. The computer and the equipment of internet came into every school at that time. But the equipment is only in the computer lab. So the teacher had to bring their students to the lab for learning computer. Teachers and students can log on the internet in their homeroom in 2005. So everyone can log on the internet right away.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had lots of problem on the project. The most difficult challenge is the time. We can only visit the station on the weekend, and the schedule is up to the train's time table. So we divide in 5 group. Every one looks for the information of one station. So we can get as more information as possible in such a short time. Sometimes it's hard to get information on the internet. So we have to search more data from the library, and the interview with the staff of the stations.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We learn a lot after we visited the stations. We thought the station is only for transportation at first. But we knew every station has it's own story and it's own meaning now. It will be a wonderful journey if you visit the stations with a different view just like us.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The new things we know in the project. 1.The living skills: We know how to buy the ticket, how to read the time table, and how to take the train. It's the basic living skills. 2.The social studying: We know that trains play the role of improving the transportation in Taiwan. And the station is important for the citizen. 3.The internet: We learned how to make a website, how to use the digital camera, and how to edit the phptos. 4.The science studying: The CTC system control all the trains on the way. And the technology helps to let every train move favorably. We watched the ticket coming out of the printer, it's amazing!