1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
1. Telephone - Contact between team members, contact between team members and interviewees, arrange time of interviews. 2. Single rifle projector – Concept Clarifying and topic discussion 3.Scanner – Scanning of students’ creation of poems and pictures 4. Video Camera, Digital Camera 5. MP3 and Recording Pen – Sound recordings during interviews. 6. Computer Software: DreamweaverMX & MX2004, PowerPoint 2003, PhotoImpact 7.0 & 11.0, Word, EXCEL, NAVO Make interview outline, survey and questionnaire, and website 7. Library: newspaper and magazine 8. Survey -- Questionnaires
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We set three objectives for the project. Our first objective is to divide the work between group members, collect information, and interview subject related personnel. Our Second objective is to incorporate all these information into a website and through it share Cyberfair, this interesting yet meaningful activity with everybody. Our third objective is to tell the people of the world that the people of Taiwan are friendly and we would treasure the environment.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
The collecting of information seem like an endless journey. In fact, the topic can also extend to other environmental issues which we had to do a lot of discussing to get to the focus of the project. Our teacher also had to spend a lot of time to assist us on the collating of the collected information. Apart from that, the amount of food waste we have is astounding, and regretfully this problem has not received much attention. Although, there were small accomplishments, but we still hope that this cause will be an everlasting seed of hope and that the concept of food waste reduction will gain more recognition.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
The students and teachers of the grade six classes took part in a four months food waste reduction Competition. School nutritionist provided information, gave a guided tour of the kitchen, accepted interview from students, promoted other classes to take part in the measuring of food wastes, and redirected the team to the pig farmers for an interview.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
Interview questions must have rapport. It is not only done for the consideration of the interviewee but also to help the interviewee gather his or her thoughts; hence, make it easier for them to answer the interview questions, which coincides with our expectations. Apart from that, we discovered that we must complete the work our teacher assigned to us on time. This time we almost missed the project deadline! If we missed it, all eight months of hard work would be for nothing. Even though we had to attend school classes and after school curriculums and we had little time to work on the project, we tried our best to find time to do group discussions, and write afterthoughts. We all valued this opportunity to work together. What other surprises did we discover? During the food waste reduction competition which we planned, we noticed a lot of our classmates starting to treasure the food they have. We were really touched. We felt like we were teachers. This is a great feeling!