1. Description of Our Community
Hualong hui nationality is located in the east of Qinghai province , borders Minhe hui and tu nationality autonomous county , south of the Yellow river , facing Dunhua sala nationality autonomous county and Huangnan tibet nationality autonomous prefecture , to the west of Huangzhong Town and Guide Town in Hainan tibet nationality autonomous prefecture , to the nprth of Pingan Town and Yuedu Town . It spans 98.5km from east to the west and 48.5km from south to the north , covering an area of 2740 aquare kilometers with a population of 230,000(in 2004) . Hualong hui nationality harbors about 13 nationalitie , including zang , han , sala , with hui living mainly in the east , covering about 52% of the total population .
2. Summary of Our Project
Although many mothers work or open restaurants in other provinces , you can still feel the mother sense when you walk into a rural family in towns or counties . The goal of our project was to show those personal handicrafts from mothers that were different from those folk arts but still shows the arts of rural mothers – mother’s art . We could enable more people to know those art that were shown by mothers in daily life directly , provide more mothers with the chance to carry forward those art .
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):
Votage in our school were not stable as school did not equip transformers . The network connection speed was usually about more than 20KB though with a 2MB broadband which could not match low local telecom technologu and low computer configuration . We had our project done mainly in the computer room in students’ leisuring time as they did not have computers at home since they mainly lived in rural areas .
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Based on our theme , the main content of our project was to show mother’s art . However , mothers had many busy wrok to do since ther were the main labor force at home resulted from the situation that many male labor forces were working outside . Therefore , mothers had time to do handicrafts during the slack farming season . Thanks to their understanding , we had our project proceeded as they set aside their time to show us their handicrafts . Another problem would be the limited time . We had many information to collect and classify but we overcame it with our concerted minds , common dedication and guidance from our teacher Jin . Finally ,we finished our work .
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We had more and better topic selection and information collection , including pictures that coule better show mothers and large amount of peperwork, since this was our second time to attend this comprtition . But our headteacher was not willing to let us join this competition as he was afraid that we may lag behind in study in light of our student role . We were even caught in the trouble of collision between our guiding teacher and our headteacher . We finished our project after help from school leaders by coordinating conflicts between them frequently .
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through this project , we planed to lead more students to know about life of mothers by showing them our website on the computers in the computer room after finishment . We were encouraged and complimented by students and were so proud that many students hoped to join us . The information class teaching was also upgraded since improvement of computer operation of our team members promoted the vitality of other students to learn information courses . After attending this international Cyber Fair competition , we not only improved our ability in writing and design but smooth process of educational and teaching activities in school .