1. Description of Our Community
Zabrze is located in the west of the province of Silesia. It is one of the largest cities of Silesia. In Zabrze there are many sport buildings and institutions. Our school, nr 42 im. Nicolaus Copernicus has over 240 students in elementary grade. Our school community is like a small family. Our teachers and parents work very closely to provide exciting learning activities for the students. We have many special assemblies, clubs, and programs in which we can participate and learn new things. We have a strong character education program at our school. We are organize picnic and party for parents. This is family-oriented community.
2. Summary of Our Project
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. We would like to present our interest in soccer and footbal. We activly participate in trainings of our club and we have school classes directly focused on sports. ie. Football and Basketball
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
During work with project, we need to across several problems. It seems to us that the most serious problem was that our English skill is not good enough. We wait for materials too long. We ask one of our administrator to create CMS for our purposes. Pupils also additionally learned: how to work on text, document resources and sources, how to effective seek on Internet, students also improved their language skills and they have also found out a lot about the football club history. Also, a lot of our research was done on our own by visiting our local library.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our City is strongly coonected with Club and The Club is connected with City.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Project fulfills assumptions of Local Specialties category. We would like to present sporting events and unique connection of our club with our community and our school. The pupils have to used and overcome a set of computer programs required to create a presentation. Students also additionally learned: how to work on text, how to effective seek on Internet. Students also improved their language skills and they have also found out their football club history. Soon the students will be presenting this project to their school board. This will give them a chance to strengthen their speaking skills as well as give them the chance to promote their project even more.