1. Description of Our Community
Sahgnyi county lies in the southern part of China, northern Mongolian Plateau. The ground is vast. The county's total land area of 2632.47 square kilometers, equivalent to about 394.87 mu, including 116.22 mu of cultivated land. The earth is suitable for developing agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry, especially for farming.
2. Summary of Our Project
Koumo mushroom industry has been listed as one of the four leading industries in Shangyi County. Shangyi koumo keeps wild taste and flavor when it is cleaner than wild mushroom. Full of healthy substances, koumo is named “prairie pearl and the king of mushrooms”.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
In 2007 our school accessed to the Internet via a dialup. Now we have 3 servers and 70 clients that connected to ADSL broadband at the speed of 1M. The computers have installed windows systems. Three classrooms have been equipped with internet access. We selected three students who grasped networking techniques better than other children. They used their information technology and network knowledge participating in this project under the institution of tutors
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
For the first time to participate in this charity event, we were a small group of people in the beginning. Many teachers and students didn’t know our work but taking photos. We promoted our activities through campus radio and most people in school understood us.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Three members of our group interviewed local peasants and learned cultivating methods. They were surprised to know a story of mushroom at an old man’s home. It was edited to be a story of western China named Koumo Complex for teachers by Mr. Zhang later.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our textbooks have complied information and materials about local mushroom products like edible mushrooms and vegetables. Our students can get further understanding about mushrooms through visiting koumo planting base. In order to make koumo known by all around the world, we took advantage of the techniques we have learned organizing website pages and introduced koumo industry through internet.