1. Description of Our Community
Qingshan Village is situated at the northwestern Datong County, to the east of Xinzhuang Town, west of Qinglin Village and Duolin Town,south of Chengguan Town and north of Baoku Village,with a ban qian ban nao landform which means lack of water and poor land production. Qingshan Village, located at the far inland,connects Tibet Plateau and Loess Plateau.It boasts a climate charasteristic of continental and plateat climate, featuring a high altitude and long daylight,with an average temperature of 1.6 degrees C. It enjoys a whole cultivation area of 53014 mu,with an average of 3.2 mu, boasting a 14% vegetation coverage, including pastures, bushes,poplars and spruces as the main species and more than 50 kins of herbs,natural pastures of 55,000 mu and more than 1000 mu of spruces which are more than 100 years among them.
2. Summary of Our Project
We love our hometown, Qingshan very much. In daily life,we should govern ourselves in small,acquire good habits.That is the right way to protect the environment.Only when we have a better environment and that we have a better life.By this project,we got to know about our existential circumstance.We learned how important it is.
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:none
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 computers in the teachers’offices and a computer room , including a teaching computer and 30 student computers , which are all connected with the network. Three students which lived in the rural areas joined in this project . Due to the lack of network access at home , they could only couduct online exchanges and information aearch at school while doing paperwork at home.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1,problems:Time could not match between the students and interviewees descriptions:Participants who like interview job are in 7th grade , therefore , school time always clashed with the interview time.This was a great test for us. solutions:Interview and take pictures at the leisure time. 2,problems:Safety issues descriptions:Outdoor safety was the paramount issue during the study . As sometimes our interview time was made abruptly , we had to call it off considering the safety problems. solutions:Proposed the interview schedule ahead of time , made certain interview time and planed a safe time schedule. 3,problems:limited Conditions descriptions:Our group members who were interesed in the file classification and interview as well as recording by typing into computers paticipated in this project firstly. However , power cut always came because of the power surging at the agricultural peaking period . As a result , we could not use our computers . solutions:Talked with members and explained to them that the subsequent file classification were the most important.At last , we made the nights our time to input the data. 4,problems:Limited time in designing the webpage descriptions:Webpage design time was urgent due to the large time expenses of the former classification work. solutions:Solve this problem by turning to teachers. 5,problems:Lack of cooperation with schools descriptions:s school attached great importance to the teaching and learning , they occupied lots of our webpage design time with other school activities. Teachers and students complained a lot about it. solutions:We guranted our time finally after connecting with directors and vice headmaster , asking them to arrange less unnecessary work.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
What touched us most were the vitality and enthusiasm of those villagers who proposed plans actively to show their local features and conditions. We also learnt to allocate our time more properly as poor time allocation would destory our balance between study and project, thus bringing us troubles. It was our common enlightment that those made more efforts would achieve more.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Students in 7th grade who just stepped into junior school mainly learnt fundamental knowledge in school. Therefore, we focused on practice which enabled students to combine knowledge on chinese ,math,nature and comprehensive classes with practice during the study .We did not stop our way forward when we were caught in the trouble as we learnt a lot that could not get on the books. We also learnt a truth that a single person’s power could never finish this Cyber Fair project and success coule not be achieved before specified work allocation , cooperation and trust among members.