1. Description of Our Community
Like a shining pearl, Huinong District is located in the northest of Ningxia Hui Nationality Autonomous Region. There are three countries and three towns in the district with the whole area of 1088 square kilometers and the whole population of 209 thousand. In February 2004, the State Council annulled the former Huinong County and Shizuishan District and established Huinong District. With the unique natural resources such as mountains and rivers, as well as No. 110 and 109 National Highway, all the towns and 88% of the villages have roads of asphalt. The system of communication in Huinong District connects with many other places. There are three power plants. The construction of infrastructure has been greatly improved: the systems of water, heating and gas are rather complete. There are 888.7 thousand mu of farmland in the whole area, in which 260 thousand has been planted. There are nearly 150 thousand mu of uncultivated land to be developed.
2. Summary of Our Project
Huinong Middle School is a boarding school in the northest village of Ningxia. The number of the staff is 109 and there are more than 1500 students. Our school has trained and brought up a lot of good students and they are all over the whole Autonomous Region since the establishment in 1964. All the people graduated from our school never forget their junior high school and their teachers. The main topic of our research is on an experienced teacher who has witness the development of our school. It is also he that makes the contribution to the development of our school. Many of his contemporaries have retired, but he is still working hard to teach his students and is called “the evergreen tree in the teaching field”. We want our students to contact Mr. Li and learn from him. Through the activity, we also learn how to communicate and trust each other. Although we have encountered a lot of difficulties, we also reap the benefits of it. Our activity is also supported by the leaders of our school, as well as the teachers, the parents of the students, the family members and students of Mr. Li. We hope more people can get a better understanding of Huinong Middle School through our web.
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:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Nothing basically views
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The details of the difficulties Although the students like interviewing, they should study at school, so there is a problem to arrange their time to interview. The safety of the students is the most important in the activity. However, the interviews are often arranged provisionally. Although the students are quite interested in the research, they are not enthusiastic for the sorting out of materials and typing. Due to the much time spent on the sorting out of materials, there is not enough time for web designing. The school attaches great importance to the studying of students, so the students do not have enough time to design web. How to solve The teachers interview and record and arrange time to discuss with the students. We try our best to make plans on the time schedule of interview in advance. The teachers explain to the students that the soring out of materials is the most important in the research. We ask the professionals for help. The teachers communicate with the leaders of the school and prevent students from taking part in some unnecessary activities.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
In this activity, what impresses me most is the nobility of Mr. Li. In the modern times, most people seek after the success in material life. However, Mr. Li is just the opposite. He has dedicated most of his time and energy to his teaching for the past decades. He loves teaching and his students, which makes us deeply moved by him
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through the activity, I have also learned how to arrange my time, or I will have difficulty how to spend time on studying and in the activity. I should work harder than others to do more. The more we sow, the more we get. I love my hometown Ningxia, as well as everything here. Each simple act stands for our love of the hometown. More importantly, as the students in the modern times, we should work hard now and make our own contributions to the development of Ningxia in the future.