1. Description of Our Community
• Our region is Xiama, which is part of Huarui Tibetan region. This area includes Xi Da Tan of Tianzhu County, Duoshi villige, Zhuaxi Longxiu Village, Anyuan Town, Do Da Tan, etc. Our research emphasizes on Xi Da Tan.
2. Summary of Our Project
In the summer of 2006, staff of EDEN Foundation came to our school accidently. However, after this meeting, EDEN Foundation became closely connected to our school and helped our school’s development. Since summer of 2007, EDEN Foundation has organized volunteering teaching for our school, three years in row, and the number of volunteers is more than 240. EDEN Foundation also helped us with material donations. Our website is to record their work and our gratitude.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We access internet by phone line with 1M bandwidth
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1.lack of experience. 2.lack of technique support. 3.lack of time
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our monographic research will help local people to know better about our school culture and let them realize the broader communication between Da Xi Tan Middle School and outside world. And through this communication, they can see more about the outside and the outside can know more about Da Xi Tan, the beautiful village in the deep mountain. This is a win-win action.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In the process of our research, we helped local villagers to take pictures and copy materials. And we also helped new students in our school to know more about the previous communication activities. Through this monographic research, we gained knowledge, broad our mind, and exercise our will. We became to study harder and realized the responsibility of us to construct our hometown. We built up deep friendships with team members and teachers. Those precious experience make us grateful