1. Description of Our Community
Zabrze is the city in Poland, Central Europe. Zabrze is one of the largest cities of Silesia. Our school in Zabrze, nr 42 im. Nicolaus Copernicus has over 300 students in elementary grade. Moreover, our community is celebrating many festivals yearly. We have many special assemblies, clubs, and programs in which we can participate and learn new things.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our website is all about a festivals and culture centers in our community. We want the world to know that our art & cultural events are important. Our Computer Science Specialist, Mrs. Ewa Widera wanted to help us learn beyond our school walls and get actively involved and aware of the bigger world. So, she entered us in the CyberFair Project. Conventional picture of Silesia in common polish citizen is a gray-color picture, but recently in Zabrze there appear a lot of Cultural Events with International and National wide.
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
In making this project, we have encountered many problems. One of which is lack of time. We can’t just do a website overnight. It requires a lot of time to gather information, take pictures, interview people, encode, design and make the whole website.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Zabrze is Upper Silesian Cultural Center – Let’s show it!
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through this project, we were able to improve our knowledge about the history, culture and traditions of our community. We were also able to improve our communication and social skills. We were able to explore more about the softwares that we’ve used in making this website.