1. Description of Our Community
First, our community is diverse yet unique. It is a melting pot of different cultures, wherein each one is contributing to the diversity of the community. Even though we have certain differences that cause various disputes in our community, in the end we learn to get along and solve the problem calmly.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is about our school play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is one of the most anticipated activities of the school's 40th Foundation Anniversary. Its cast is made up of the faculty, staff, students, and guests. The play was presented last February 1-4, 2008 at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City. The profits from the show and from the various parents and friends of the school that sponsored this event will all go to the funding of the construction of Claret sports complex.
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:none
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):
Even though our school’s computer laboratory has adequate computers and internet access, for the success of the project some of the members are confident with their computers at home to use for designing and hosting the site due to various network problems. For the project to be created, a high-end PC is needed, complete with a fast internet connection. In our school, the standards for the PCs are met. This contributed to the speed of the work and efficiency of the web site.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
There were problems that our team had faced, such as the unavailability of our resource persons, occupancy of the PCs we needed, lack of time, pressure from academics and continuous deadlines. Some of the persons we had to interview (mainly the cast, the directors and some of the staff) were busy at the time. The only time we were available to use the computer laboratory was recess time, lunch time and after classes. The project schedule was at a time when requirements for the graduating batch were important, complete with the deadlines for our last quarter projects. With such timing, it would surely interrupt our academics. But with time management, proper arrangement and reservations, it was smooth sailing for us.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Changing the world one step at a time, moving forward to the new generation of students who are nurtured not only intellectually but also morally, sharing our community of Claretians who aren’t just intellectual geniuses, but also moral people.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project fitted perfectly into our school’s guidelines because it was a school presentation. It was for the school’s 40th foundation anniversary and everyone from the play was willing to help us in the project and give us information that we need. We learned many new computer-related skills such as web design, page lay-outing and photo editing, and applied many practical skills which we have learned such as writing, research methods and grammar checking. We practiced teamwork, “all-for-one, one-for-all” mentality, and stressed the principle of fast & detailed work. On the way, we also discovered that our educational system is in dire need of computer literacy, thus the increasing demand for intense computer education, and as students of the new generation, it is our duty to educate the youth of today and tomorrow in today’s new system of education. As we have seen in our school, the internet is a good medium of education because it has the audio-visual capacity to show many topics that we cannot show using traditional methods.