1. Description of Our Community
Kaohsiung is an ocean city in Taiwan, and it is also a world-famous harbor and modern city. The shape of Cijin is like a liner on the sea. The weather in Cijin Island is always shinny and the people are always passionate, attracting tourists around the globe. However, one trouble thing is that, as the typhoon arrives, the driftwood will drift along the bank, making the fish boats or the navy ships so difficult to come to the bank for shelter. When the boats get started, the propeller will get broken due to the driftwood. This would make the boats/ships unable to move. Thus, the government has to devote massive human resources and money to clean out or move away the driftwoods. Well, what we want to ask is, Is there any effective way to solve the Gordian knot of driftwoods that occur—every year? We want to trace back the causes of the driftwood in order to seek an effective approach to solve it.
2. Summary of Our Project
We will examine the cause of the driftwood and its consequences to our life. Moreover, we also propose our suggestion of how we are going to tackle with the consequences of the driftwood and more importantly, how we reuse the driftwood and even make them become pieces of artworks.
The super typhoon Morakot brought severe disaster to Taiwan in August, 2009. There occurred severe landslides and mudflows in the mountain areas both in the central and the southern Taiwan. The driftwood, moreover, covers the whole riverbanks, harbors, and banks. The local government finds it so difficult to clean the massive driftwood. Well, what is the real cause of driftwood? Where should the piles of driftwood go then? Should they, like waste, be thrown away or do they have any better function? We want to use the project to highlight the importance of environmental protection in Taiwan. Moreover, while the countries around the world are promoting the importance of energy saving, we follow the notion of recycle and reuse in order to transform the driftwoods into biofuels, fertilizers, and even pieces of wood sculptures. This, no doubt, re-creates the second life for the driftwoods.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
As for the aspects of Internet and computer, our school is equipped with 38 computers with T1 high speed Internet, printers, scanners, etc. At the very beginning, we stored our data on Yahoo (Hong Kong). Then our teacher was afraid there’d be any unexpected problem and she designed another FTP for us to store our data in order to prevent any unexpected problems.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our description is in the following link: http://www.cjjh.kh.edu.tw/cjjh2011eng/narrative.htm#4
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our description is in the following link: http://www.cjjh.kh.edu.tw/cjjh2011eng/narrative.htm#5
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our description is in the following link: http://www.cjjh.kh.edu.tw/cjjh2011eng/narrative.htm#6