1. Description of Our Community
Bali is nearby to the Tamsui River. There are many famous spots in Bali such as Formosa Fun Coast, LiaoTianDing Temple, Left-Bank and the Port of Taipei. The Port of Taipei locates at northen area of Taiwan. Also, it locates in southwest bound of the Tamshui River, close to the water area of Bali and Linkou. It faces to the Taiwan Strait and takes Guan-Yin Mountain as its natural cover. It is approximatly 40 NM to the Keelung Port in East , 87 NM to Taichun Port in South and 134 NM to the Fuzhou Port of the mainland China in West. It is suitable to build the large scale of port facilities for the direct cruise between Taiwan and China mainland. The outward connecting road system includes 3 Express Way: No.61, No15, and No.64. It only takes 15 minutes to Wugu industrial park. Bali becomes a intersection of land and sea transportaion.
2. Summary of Our Project
Since January 2009, the No. 64 Expressway was opened to traffic; it just has taken 30 minutes by car from the urban Taipei to Taipei Port. The Port of Taipei is going to take the place of Keelung Harbor and become the largest national harbor in Taiwan for next century. In the process of constructing this huge harbor, will it bring conflicts to local inhabitants? Through children’s points of view, let us know this big, trans century construction.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
During the process of interviewing, the inhabitants living in Bali refused to be interviewed because of distrust and trouble. Therefore, we asked people who are familiar with our involved students and teachers. Besides, we told our interviewees our main purpose and that we will keep their privacies. As result, we had 8 interviewees.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Let more and more people around the world to know Bali.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our Cyberfair project address on the Grade 1-9 Curriculum Guidelines of Taiwan. First, in the socail studies domain. Students have to realize and understand the living environments and some important constructions of Bali. Therefore, the objectives are emphasized on the concept of practicing, experiencing, intergrading and developing. Moreover, let students self-exam, stretch their learning experiences and self-study. Then, in the science domain, we know the construction is related closely to the surrounding environment, especially to the natural one. It's really important to find out a best way to do not destroy our nature as we make the constructions. Last, in the integrative activities domain, students may learn to how to communicate with people ,express their own ideas, record and analyze the speech content, and discover the main point in the dialogue. Additionaly, in the School-based Curriculum Guidline, there are three main topics: respect, concern and creativeness. First, in the process of construction of Taipei Port, although there are different standpoints from local , government and industry, they respected to and negotiated with each other. Finally, they had common consensus. Second, through the interview, by knowing what kinds of help inhabitants get from Taipei Port, and how the Taipei Port give consideration to develop and keep our ecosystem, students learn to concern their living environment and get much more familiar with the history of the construction. Finally, for completing the project, we visited many latest machines and tools of transporting, such as the airtight storage factory, and saw the land-filled processing. Through that, we want to give our students more opportunities to get close to the latest technology. Moreover, to arouse their creativeness.