1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
We use information technology tools are: The hardware: desktop computers, laptops and professional digital camera The software: websites templets for DIY, photoshop cs2 9.0, office 2003 and ACDSee9.0 One digital camera and computer software applications as well as some great help to us.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Our member Zhang Lulu is the broadcaster of the school broadcast station, he took full use of it to ask the students to collect the materials after the deciding of the theme, which is a good compensation of the materials. President Li was very glad to know the students participate in the competition again and sponsored us a little. He also told the administrator to open the computer room all day for our students and it is really a big convenience. Mr. Wang is from Maozhuang Village, the best in the Zhangyi Town in regard to embroidery. He is ready to help whenever difficulties occurred with great patience. Our theme is praised by all the teachers in the school, good for the general skills in exploration, discovery, practice and exercises. During the process, many students admired our members with the digital cameras to shot, visit and dealing with the words and processing photos.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Our investigation and publicity made many people, especially the farmers know the value and importance of the embroidery. In one interview, a farmer told us: “The manual embroidery has been in extinct for quite a long time and in particular years ago. In stead, we have many machinery embroideries which are popular all over the city, which were not as good as the manual ones. Now the manual ones is in fashion again, we have many shops selling these stuffs. I also participated the training class and can do some by myself.” The popular history of the art is hard to describe, so we must protect the cultural heritage and bring it to a great height of development!
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Our team members are three students who were zhang lulu, zhang zuoqiang, duan yuping, participating in special fair competition, they played a very important role in collecting data, photographs, interviews, and text input on my Of great help!
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
At the first, my photos are always criticized by the teachers because I cannot use the digital camera well, which costs more than 10 thousand Yuan. However, with the encouragement and guidance of the teachers and my own efforts on the all-sided framing and adjusting the pixels, I can have the satisfied photos finally. I am overjoyed to hear the praise from the teachers! We have never heard of the Dreamweaver but with the guidance of the teachers we learned many skills and made all the pages by ourselves! To my surprise, the competition taught me about the photoshop and I feel good to do the pictures with it! The only regret is my shyness in every visits, that is my demerits! I an believed that, I can take on the lesson to be open to everyone the next time.