1. Description of Our Community
This website was created by some students that are attending the Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi High School: Iulian Galan, Luana Golimbiovschi, Maria Moloci and Andrei Smid. The coordinator of this project was Mrs. Gabriela Coaja, teacher of I.T. in our school. The idea of this subject belongs to one of us, and studying the perspectives, we all reached the conclusion that it was a great idea, as most of the people have questions and doubts upon this myth. Our team was led by Iulian, as he participated in such contests before, and Luana, as for her good spirit of coordinating, assigned the tasks for each of us so that there was an efficient work for finishing the project. Luana is the “brain” of the team, she assigned duties for everyone and she talked to other people involved in the project and also took the interviews. For his love for books, Maria provided us with the information about this subject and told us many new things that we didn’t know about Vlad the Impaler. Seeking in the library, Luana and Andrei found interesting information regarding this issue, so they decided to present this information to you in an easy and pleasant way. Maria was assigned the job of translation all the contents into German, and adapting it in such way that it is pleasant to read. Meanwhile, Iulian made an electronic presentation for this topic and designed a website template. Finally, we put all our work together, so that the final result should be an optimized one and should satisfy anyone’s requirement.
2. Summary of Our Project
The reason for creating this website was informing the whole world regarding Dracula’s Myth, our history during the reign of Vlad the Impaler and the bond between them. We wanted to exactly settle the truth regarding what had happened in Tara Romaneasca 550 years ago and what was the reason for which Vlad the Impaler was called “Dracula”.
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Internet access was easily put to our disposal at school because we have a full schedule everyday and we couldn’t find the necessary time to work on the project. We made numerous tests of our web page so that we would be as satisfied as possible and hopefully the site visitors would enjoy it as well.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We didn’t face too many problems until the finishing touches of the project. Although information was gathered quite easily, small problems occurred; some of the materials were hard to find, but in the end we managed to complete it successfully.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
As soon as the students found out about our project they were really intrigued by it and wanted to see our work and give us some advice. In the end they were real happy with what we had done and suggested students from other schools to view our project.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project was directed to the whole world to exactly settle the truth regarding Vlad the Impaler. Our idea was immediately supported by our school because it offers information for our school's students and also for the Romanian population. Each of us, the project collaborators, had a lot to learn from this experience; things like web searching, web design, more information about Vlad the Impaler and the reason way he is seen as Dracula. We helped each other every time we here in need of it. The history of Vlad the Impaler has had a tremendous success in our school because of its variety of information and the things students can learn from it. We were aware of our school educational system and we have learned that we have an important influence as role models for the younger generation. Internet learning has been a lot more effective than traditional methods because students can find information faster on the internet.