1. Description of Our Community
Taipei is the best city in Taiwan, own the world caliber City Rapid Transit System, to seek safety, clearly and comfortably efficacy and site the various Public Art works by rules. To compare with other sides, these Public Art works obvious own a large of connoisseur (even have more equipment) and large of resources to site it, even be able to provide the quality and quantity for objective study. Taipei Rapid Transit besides the traffic contact of downtown area, even include the contact of border area, the passenger’s viewpoint will be more vast, even could analyze “ Outline of Taipei”, this outline is mental, esthetic and spiritual.
2. Summary of Our Project
We can know the development of Public Art in Taiwan from the best place, and have the maximum additional merit that “City Rapid Transit System” planed the Rapid Transit Public Art. We lived in this city, enjoy the use and rely on the convenience of traffic system everyday, maybe we should stop our step, to search the usualness scenery of the station if brings the good vibration or inspire our philosophical thinking. It included the characteristic of “stage”, if they have imperceptible difference between the Rapid Transit Public Art and other Public Art? We will generalize and think it from the viewpoint for engineering, creative work and passenger...etc. Besides, we seek the City Identification and Art Impression, even more spread the plentiful connotation of cultural Taipei and lead to go with City Veining each other.
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:2-3
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):
Our school provides ADSL for linking to internet with an upload speed of 2MB and download speed of 384 KB. We have completed a wireless internet this year and can receive the internet message in the campus everywhere. Our school has two Computer Classrooms, which has 36 personal computers available for students to use. there are two desktop computers in every classroom of the school .Every computer is provided with an exclusive line for connecting to internet and various web services are available for application through the server. The school’s servers include Web Server, Mail Server, DNS Server and Proxy Server that provide convenient online application environment. Every student has his or her own E-mail address and has the capability of web making.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our obstacles 1.When we went to visit the site, some people couldn’t go. Which meant a great setback. 2.When we came together to make this site, some people couldn’t come, so we couldn’t work as planed. 3.This was the first time we made a website, so we had to learn how to do so. 4.When we made this site, it sort of influenced our classes.
How we overcame them :1.We took classes off and went together. 2.We gave up our recess time too and came together to make this site. 3.We asked our teachers how to make web sites, and worked hard to get used to using the software. We just had to work hard to catch up!
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We realized that it's not enough to appreciate those beautiful arts only by visiting every MRT stations and reading up correlative literature on this subject. To get a better understanding of our living area, we have to work on a project to discover the unknown history and culture, just like what we did this time. We found that we can get different feelings and knowledge if we open our minds to appreciate everything around us.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
From this project, we learned how to develop the web pages. We all had our own duty and everyone dedicates their best efforts during interviews . Our Teachers were all very kind to explain the terminology for us, therefore, we had better understanding on Public Art. With their help, this project became easier to us. Because our web pages would presented in our school web site, we all were very excited and tried to do our jobs best. We used some skills which our teacher taught us at computer lessons to make our web site after class. According to the principle of the curriculum of secondary school in Taiwan, 'students need to learn how to love the earth where you were born and lived.' Our project provides brand new and feasible learning processes. By conducting outdoor interviews and communication of the internet, we could have a better understanding on our community and love her.Through doing this project, we have improved our skills of writing, interviewing, discussing with each other, gathering information, and working cooperatively. Those skills might hardly learn from the traditional teaching and learning processes in schools.The most worthy of mention is that we've learned how to use different tools of technology. For example, we've learned how to use the MP3 recorder and digital camera to take down the information we got from our small group discussion. Everyone in our team shares everything and every different opinion. Besides, we also know the method to design a homepage and e-mail, and how to use the softwares to edit the website.