1. Description of Our Community
Pagu Mt. Environmental Conservation Organization is insitally established by a group of retired teachers with the idea of promoting education, sensibility, ecology, localism and sustainability of the local county on December 20,2003. Those teachers run the orgnaization full heartily with the purpose of continuing the inheritance and sustainability of the local ecology and providing chance s for the younger generation to experience the wonder of the Mother Nature. Under the assistance and support of ChingshueiyanTemple, the organization established the “Ecological Information Center,” “Ecological First-aid Station,””Ecological Reservation Area,”and “Insectarium.” There are around five hundred of insect specimenin the Insectarium and therefore there is a thorough ecological resource for lizure activity.
2. Summary of Our Project
Pagu Mt. Environmental Conservation Organization is insitally established by a group of retired teachers with the idea of promoting education, sensibility, ecology, localism and sustainability of the local county on December 20,2003. Those teachers run the orgnaization full heartily with the purpose of continuing the inheritance and sustainability of the local ecology and providing chance s for the younger generation to experience the wonder of the Mother Nature.
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:2-3
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):
Our Internet Environment 1.Internet Connection: TANET(Taiwan Academic Network) 2.School Internet Environment:We have one E-teaching English classroom and science classroom, fourteen high-interactive e-teaching classrooms and 69 computers for students to use in two computer labs. In addition, we have 36 laptops for students and teachers and classrooms with internet service. 3.School Wifi Environment Laptops and free Wifi.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
(1.)Time Constrant Our team members are all six graders, therefore we don’t have much time after school because most of us have to go to cram school or learn other talents after school. Moreover, what confuses us most is that we had the long winter vacation and Chinese New Year during the study. Although we can take a rest, it means that we have less time to work on the project. Due to time constrant, we still went to school to work on the project during winter vacation. In addition, our team members are from two different classes, we need to work on different things of the project and then discuss relative problem during the lunch break. (2.)Techniques for Communication and Interview Because it was our first interview experience, every teammember was pretty shy and nervous. We might go blank and forgot what to ask during the interview although we’ve already collected much information and designed questions for the interview. There is still much for us to work on it but we are getting progress little by little. (3.)Data Collection and Writing Because the data collecting procress was quite complicated, we needed to spend much time and effort to sort up the collected data. During the process, we knew about the insufficence of our writing ability and therefore we edited our writing time after time and we also learned much from it.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We are very lucky to have the chance to take part in the project study. Among these days,we learned much about the ecology conversation. We would never know how broad the world is and how much we need to learn if we didn’t step out the classroom. Although there’s bitternees, and sacrifice of our leisure time during the study, we really learned a lot about the importance of ecology conservation. We would like to express our profound gratitue to Pagu Mt. Environmental Conservation Organization. We can not insist to the complication of the project without the help of the organization and the encouragement and support of everyone. We hope that our efforts of the project can help more people know about the importance of ecology education and therefore protect the Nature.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Combination of the School Subjects: (1.)Social Studies Understand our local country and the progress and evolution of the organization. (2.)Language Design the interview questions, collect and arrange the collected data and develop the ability to write the reports. (3.)Art and Craft Paper-cut handcrafts of insects and the creation of the short play. (4.)Science and Technology Ecology plays the most important part in our project study. Apart from the observation of insects, we learned a lot about the Nature during the interview of teacher Chang. We also have a better understanding of the Nature and learn how to live peacefully with her. (5.)General Activity Arrange the interview, process of meeting and issues to discuss. The basic manners and politeness shown during the interview and visit. (6.)Technology Education Issue Use internet to collect relative data and e-mail. Use software to polish the photo. Manipulate recording pens and digital cameras during the interview.