1. Description of Our Community
Our “local community” is: located in Najiahu town, Yongning County, Yinchuan City in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. 100 meters eastward is the gathering place of Hui Culture.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Hui Culture Park located in Yongning County Yinchuan city Ningxia province is typical architecture with Islamic decorative charm. Visit the Hui culture display, appreciate the Hui features artifacts, feel Hui’s innovative spirit of advancing with the times, understand the traditional harmony of Hui’s binary one characteristics, enjoy the Hui’s contribution to civilization to China and to understand the Ningxia Hui Nationality’s changes in the development by leaps and bounds. We hope that through this that more people can understand the charm of Hui Culture Park.
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:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
First, though we are in a city school, but we are really children from rural areas and children of people work outside. Our home conditions are not good and have no computers at home, but we can get more support from other aspects of our parents. Second, we should finish the web page works under the condition of not delay normal study, which was quite hard for us. So we can only use the break at noon, the eighth class in the afternoon or self-study class to complete the works in computer room. In order not to delay our study, we felt the tension of time and the heavy task. Third, we can use less software, and the software we learnt to use is only office software. So in the process of dealing with the pictures, we almost did this while teaching by our teacher, for the part we can not deal with, we can only ask our teacher for help to solve it.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Thinking about the experience of the past two months, we had ever met with difficulties and disappointed, but at the last minute when we saw the completion of the works, we smiled to each other happily. Born in Ningxia but did not understand the Hui culture is our life-long regret. Through this interview by entering the park for materials, we had some understanding of Muslim culture, and many things that ordinary Muslims usually do but we do not know why also find the answer in the park. More important is that we went to have the interview ourselves under the leadership of teacher, do something that we had not done before is a step-across and encouragement for us.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The main line of this activity of us is to understand the Islamic culture by entering into the most typical 'Chinese Hui Culture Park ' in Ningxia to get material and have interviews. In the process of producing our works, we felt deeply the importance of knowledge; it not only combines the subject of information technology, but also integrates with our labor and technical class. It helps to cultivate our information collection and information processing literacy, which at the same time cultivates our photography and image processing capabilities. The most important are: to foster our team unity spirit of and increase our viability. Without cooperation, communication, and practice, we can not complete the web page works to lay down a good foundation for students of our generation.