1. Description of Our Community
Our local community is Devrala village in Bhiwani District of Haryana State in India. Here we see many cultural diversities. It is rich in traditions and cultural heritage. We wish to highlight its uniqueness. We wish to revive the old culturally rich traditions through our Project.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our website has the objective to acquaint all with our cultural diversities and age old traditions. We wish to bring to highlight the rich heritage of our locality. We used ICT skills for the aforesaid purpose. People will learn about our culture and may feel attracted towards it. It’s a learning experience for all of us. Cyberfair Web Project gave us this unique opportunity.
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We live in a residential set up so they get computers only in Academic building during school hours. We have 40 computers. We have broadband connectivity. We have this connection for nearly four years. We had computer access for two days a week.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We have connectivity problem. Being a remote area we face such problem now and then. Due to bad weather we lost connectivity many times. We had limited computer access. We have learnt ICT Skills recently so we faced problems creating our website. Our Computer teacher guided us.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We have successfully learnt new skills of ICT. We researched, analyzed, imagined, presented about local Art and Music forms. For music classes this work proved to be very beneficial. We were given Grades on basis of our Project work. Our interest developed and this will be a useful experience for our future life.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
It is related to our subjects Music and Art. We learnt about our local Art and Music Forms. We were given grades and were evaluated on the basis of our Project work. We developed our skills in ICT. We learnt that bookish knowledge is not enough, Project based learning is the best method to learn new things. Traditional methods of teaching are not enough. It was a real learning by doing. Internet was extensively used to create our website. We developed a team spirit.