1. Description of Our Community
Alaska has a small population although it is the largest state in the Union. There are less than 700,000 people and even though we live over such a vast area, we are one community in our love of our beautiful state.
2. Summary of Our Project
We want to share our concerns for the care of our state and some of the organizations and people who are working to keep it in such beautiful and natural state.
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:more than 6
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
The internet has given students the opportunity to not only communicate over vast remote areas but to access information both locally and globally. The biggest problems these tech-savvy students encountered was combining their work into one website.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Reaching beyond our remote state to the global community has meant a lot to the students. Sometimes we feel a little isolated up here.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This project touches on both Language Arts and Social Studies standards. The result was the opportunity to improve writing skills, research skills, and technical skills.