1. Description of Our Community
The Ku Pau Home Economics & Commercial High School baseball team was established by a passionate baseball manager and some baseball-loving youth. When it comes to baseball in Sanchong, we would mention the King-kong Little Baseball Team which was support by a steel factory, and the nearing New Taipei City Chong-Shin Baseball Field. As the reason above, the community figures donated a lot to Ku Pau Baseball Team. As the team grew, we found out how Sanchong grew, too. So we decided to make a further study to our project topic-- Ku Pau Baseball Team, hope we can do more to our own town.
2. Summary of Our Project
We searched for the inspiring stories in Sanchong area in order to identify the feelings between us and the land. As a famous team, Ku Pau baseball, in this area, and they also brought up several great players no matter domestic or international, why not we just take a deep look at them? The research outlines are as follow: The establishment of the team, the maintains of the team, how to pick and train the players, and how to promote the team. There is one thing that we want everyone who lives here to know: We’ve got such a story that worth to be proud of! We hope that everyone can give more support to the team, and glorify the specialty of sports here in Sanchong.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
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 have three computer classrooms, 120 PCs with the 100MB optical fiber wire Internet connect to the New Taipei City Educational Internet Center. Besides, there are computers in every classroom that provide the “Information Corner” to all the class members. Every crew members have their own PC with Internet. We carried our project out afterschool through the Internet Columns in Taiwan Schools Cyberfair website in order to make up the limited school time.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
A.Time limited: Some of our crew members have to go to cram schools during the week days, we only got little time during the noon break to discuss our project. Then after school, we finished the separate part through the Internet Columns. About the activities out of the school, we would inform our parents and teachers to do so. B.Abilities: We designed several project activities to know more about the baseball development in Sanchong. Through these activities we trained every kind of abilities to accomplish the tasks such as listening, writing, concluding, drawing, and even know how to use computer software and camera. C.Experiences: We can always acknowledge something from teachers in a classroom, but we found we were new to many things after we join this project, for example, we interviewed those community figures, baseball players.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Sweat- Transfer tears and sweat to strength. Enthusiasm- Burn fighting spirit and never give up. Dream- Follow your dream and follow your heart. Ku-Pao spirit exists in the heart of the people in Sanchong forever. Ku-Pao swings the bat and scores victories for Taiwan.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
A. What We Have Learned Through participating in the project, the teachers gave full play to their professional knowledge; the students have become active learners learning various experiences from a series of activities such as cooperation, discussions, sorting out materials and data. These are life experiences which cannot be learned from textbooks and knowledge that is useful for the entire life.
B. The Combination of The Project and School Curriculum 1. Language field: During the project, the students have learned how to bring up questions for an interview, design a questionnaire, collect and sort out materials. They had to learn skills of listening and summarizing for real interview and questionnaire survey. Their writing ability has improved quite a lot by noting down the contents of every activity. Overall, students’ ability of listening, speaking, reading, writing and integration has improved. 2. Mathematics Field: The students applying computer software to the real life used information and technology ability to analyze the questionnaires and make a chart. 3. Sociology Field: The topic of the project urged us to discover the people and things of the community and to know and care about the community groups we have never contacted with. Our cohesion and affection for the community become stronger than before. 4. Science Field: During the research, we searched for materials with the Internet, used various information products effectively, learned to be active and developed the scientific spirit of independent thinking. 5. Multiple Development Field: We have learned to fully express our opinions and how to communicate with others. Because of everyone’s discussion and cooperation, we realized that unity is strength and thus further achieved our goals. 6. Information education: We used different kinds of information products and the Internet platforms (http://188.8.131.52/jmesinfo/) to help us interview, discuss and collect materials.