1. Description of Our Community
Changhua County is located on the westside of Taiwan. It used to be the important traffic gate before Taichung City developed. It was originally named Poasoa, and later named Changhua as the meaning of Empery Manifestation in Ching Dynasty. Changhua City is the center of transportation and one of the best missionary places in Taiwan. There are temples and churches. Our community is on the block along Zhongcheng Road in Changhua City. Most of the residents are engaged in trade and industry.
2. Summary of Our Project
By the project, we intent to introduce A Skin-Graft With Love Foundation to people. It was founded on the dedicative spirit of the British couple-Mr. and Mrs. Landsborough. They are great to residents in Changhua. The best-known story is called A Skin-Graft With Love which is about Marjorie Landsborough’s (Mrs. Landsborough) kindness to a little boy. The Foundation offers a five-star service in the principle of love, caution, patience, effort, and consideration. Through the project, we visited the Landsborough’s Graft With Love Memorial Hall. We interviewed the Foundation staffs, volunteers and donators. We held lectures of hair donation and dementia. We also arranged activities, questionnaires and interviews to show our concern to people in need.Through practical action, we hope to help the Foundation achieve their dreams.
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: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):
There are three computer classrooms in our school. We have a total of 105 computers. These computers are for students to use. Each of the offices and the library have at least one computer. Even in the classroom, there is one computer, too. Each computer is connected with internet. During this project period, we use the internet on campus for group discussions and web site production, even when we were home.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
During the project, we faced some problems and found the solutions later. 1.Most of us are from different classes. We did not have enough time for discussion. To make the project proceed smoothly, we tried to make full use of our winter vacation, morning study period, and spare time after class to carry out the discussion and visits. We checked our work schedule and wrote reflections at home. 2.To do the project, we visited A Skin-Graft With Love Foundation often. For meal delivery, the long distance required motorcycles rather than bicycles. As minors, we asked our parents and teachers to ride us to the destinations. 3.In order to introduce A Skin-Graft With Love Foundation, we had interviews with CEO of the Foundation, cancer patients, Director of Students' Affair of Ping He Elementary School, an alumna, voluntary hair designer, and tour guides of the memorial hall. Each of the interviewees came from different background. To make interviews better, we held pre-interview and practiced with each other. 4.We did not know how to make web pages. So we asked teacher to plan the structure for us. We used image editors to edit photos and the situation comedy. Through these, we hope that everyone knows A Skin-Graft With Love Foundation and joins us to help others.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Since we took part in the competition, we have improved our computer skills through making the web site. We realized that caring is the strength to carry on the dedication after the project. Being a student, we can give love to the world by concerning about the elders in our community. We also hope that everyone understands A Skin-Graft With Love Foundation better and do the charity work together!
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project fit into The Grade 1-9 Curriculum as follow: 1. Language Arts: The language ability is the most important subject during the project. It applies to the interview questions, research report, and analytical diagrams. Every time we wrote the report, our writing skills improved. 2. Mathematics: When we were conducting statistic analysis for the survey, we had to count the number of subjects, calculated the percentage, and trained our ability to read the charts. Thus, our math ability was improved. 3. Social Studies: We have to understand the essential of the Foundation and find out how it contributes to our local community. Besides, we learn more about helping people makes us happier than ever. 4. Arts and Humanities: For web page editing, we learned computer skills, and web page layout and design. 5. Science and Technology: We searched information on the Internet and used various software for writing or web page editing; thus, we improved our IT skills. 6. Integrative Activities: During this project, we all kept positive interaction in cooperation and collaboration. The sense of accomplishment is our main motivation.