1. Description of Our Community
The essence of Love River extends from Kaohsiung port, going up to the middle section of Love River where tourist attractions lie. The heart of it includes the river itself and surrounding land and industry, extending 6 kilometers. It is one of the top ten tourist spots in Taiwan. The reborn Love River has great potentials for future development
2. Summary of Our Project
This project conducts a detailed research on the restoration and tourism development of the Love River. In addition, we make a projection of the future of Love River based on its past history and present condition.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
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:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
The computers in our school operate on Microsoft XP with a connection speed of 8Mbs. The PCs in the members’ homes are all Microsoft XP or beyond, with a connection speed over 256 Kbs.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We have encountered a great number of problems along the way. At first, we had a hard time recruiting members and looking for teachers willing to instruct us in various ways. We were also faced with difficulties both in interviewing with government officials and in conducting questionnaires. At a later stage, the problem we encountered was the lack of time. However, we did not just endured the difficulties passively. Instead, with hard work and perseverance, we turned the obstacles into a driving force, pushing us to stick to it until the very end.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We began to realize that water is the source of life and the mother of all creatures. Without water, nothing could happen. On a planet with serious pollution problems, this is an issue worth our awareness because we need to cherish this valuable resource we have.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We have learned various new skills during the process in completing this project, such as sampling and statistics, which is a required course for a second-year student in senior high schools. Our linguistic competence is elevated through composing and repeated revisions. Our team work also proves an adage real, “Union is strength.” There are people with various skills and strengths, so when everyone is combined in a joint effort, there is nothing impossible. Doing a project on a webpage is a meaningful work. But if everything is not digitalized and put on the Internet, it might not have been so useful. We did not explore this issue deeply enough to make a conclusion, but we do know that when we gained something, we may have lost something else at the same time. This project may serve for the government as a promotional tool for tourism in the future. On a smaller scale, we also hope that it will turn out to be a valuable addition to our portfolio when we apply for the university in the future. It is our greatest expectation that this project will be proven useful for someone who is conducting a study on the Love River.