1. Description of Our Community
We consider our community of Cebu to be in the middle of the urban and rural society. Cebu has positively progressed in terms of technology and architecture. Meanwhile, the significance of planting was not ignored. Close-ties have also been established within families and relationships in this city. Members of a group or family watch out for each other and help each other out. This develops freedom between friends and relatives. However, it is a practice to respect each other, disregarding any social status, religion or family background.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project for the International Schools CyberFair is based on the Educational Tour undertaken by the sophomore, junior and senior students. For three days and two nights, Year 11(Juniors) and 12(Seniors) toured all over Manila. For two days and one night, the Year 10(Sophomores) visited the province of Bohol, learning about the culturally diverse Filipino race and the rich background history of the Philippines. The project contains testimonies and articles about the different places we visited along with local attractions. The site also contains photos taken from the cameras of the students touring Manila. The website also contains the reactions of the students and their thoughts and opinions of the EdTour as they share their experiences with you.
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
There were a few problems that we encountered, one of which was that we had a limited time to get from one spot to another, when on tour, we had to try and keep up with our schedule as much as possible, there was a bit of rushing in order to get from one place to another. Many of the places were long drives away, which gave us a chance to take a quick nap (we were so excited to be out of the city that we hardly slept at night). We couldn’t fully enjoy every single detail of each magnificent place we visited but we soaked up as much as we could.
For the technical problems that we have had to overcome, access to computers isn’t much of a problem. However there is a problem towards the organization of the team, since majority of us already have our own projects to submit, we had found it difficult to meet with each other to work on this Cyberfair project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Manila is a vibrant metropolis, a hodgepodge of old and new buildings. It can be overwhelming to first timers but spend a little time to discover the secrets to our country’s history. Bohol’s historical significance gives visitors a clear idea on the heritage of the Flipinos, focusing on the Spanish regime. We were really given the opportunity to reflect upon the past of the Philippines and the foundation of what Philippines is today.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This project was part of our grade for our ICT, History and Filipino subjects. It served as our periodical test for the third quarter, for all three of the subjects. The use of the internet for learning has been more effective because books and notes can easily get outdated as new events happen. Articles on the internet can be changed or renewed therefore making it easier and much quicker to update information about a certain thing.