1. Description of Our Community
In our neighborhood school has a long-forgotten , but it is rich deposits of vitality, but also witnessed important changes in Taipei stronghold - tripod crossing . Which is located in Keelung River bridge after Gangcian Chengde area, as a result of early gourd blocking, and Talungtung Jiantan of three ferry pier , was the only tripod Keelung River Ferry named. Even today you can still see the sampan docked at the shore and fishing bloodworms people , in addition to the construction of the side is Taiwan's only removable temples - ' Tiande Palace ' , a special installation art and the function of lifting people impressed by the structural engineering is by a local boat Master Liu is responsible for scheduling , Master Liu is a national treasure of the last shipbuilding division, also crossing the legendary three-legged , three-legged ferry pier stone engraved his story : ' A teacher in this land being developed boat over 50 years , not only craft famous Chinese and foreign , and is the only northern Taiwan handmade boat produced by perseverance and innovation system of the division of A positive , as fear of crossing the deceased tripod . repetition has a new look , ' so of course we want to come to a good understanding of this contemporary 'living fossil'- Master Liu.
2. Summary of Our Project
Boat, simply means that the shape of the dragon boat, but it is an integral part of our traditional holiday customs of a ring, in addition to the dragon boat races during the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat itself is a century of manufacturing processes, heritage so far, can produce Boat people are numbered, we are very fortunate in our three-legged crossing near the school, the visit to the treasure of the Dragon master - Liu Cing Cheng,the well-known five generations are shipbuilding, whether is made ??sampan boats, fishing boats or boat so beat him. Through him we want, good understanding of the course of boat manufacturing experience, open-minded and learn from his cheerful perseverance.
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
Technical Breakthrough: Most of our team members have several works while participating in other clubs or school teams, so we could only meet during lunch break and Wednesday afternoons. Interview skills: During the first interview, we were very passive would only talk when the teacher asked us to make questions. Moreover, Master Liu speaks in Taiwanese most of the time so we needed the teacher to translate for us. Nonetheless, after a few times, and under the instruction of the teacher and practice, we became braver in our interview and we could even speak with Master Liu in broken Taiwanese. We just had to make the first step and everything would have turned our alright. Data Collection: Recently,he only repairs dragon boats and prepare some work. Hence, data collection becomes an issue for us. Other than the information online, we also contacted with Shilin Civil Hall & Dongshan river and they were enthusiastic and willing to provide information and assist us with filming the dragon boat.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
“What is CyberFair? Do we just search for data online?” This was the first impression for CyberFair. We were all excited at the beginning and wanted to demonstrate our capability after being enrolled into the CyberFair team with many efforts. However, under the introduction of teachers and work introduction, our naivety was gradually diminished by the unknown fear but replaced by a sense of responsibility and mission. We grew increasing interests in dragon boats as we acquaint with more profound research and perceive that this is one traditional craft that should not disappear. Each line, marking and angle of dragon boat comes with rich context and any negligence could destroy dragon boat. At the same time, we found out about the origin of our community, 'Sanjiaodu' through the rich historical knowledge of Master Liu. Consequently we are able to speak on and on about our topic in class or at home, which also draws great interests for dragon boat from our classmates and family members.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We have learned a complete research process from this research on CyberFair. We thoroughly integrated and applied what we have learned in class, from discussion in search of topic, drafting research plan and progress, conducting in-depth interview, to presenting the entire outcome. We also applied and fully combined learning capabilities from other classes throughout the process. Integration with Language Learning Course: Although writing skills are quite important elements in research project based activities, the ability to organize and summarize the key content from the data collected of the interview content is the biggest breakthrough for us this time. Integration with Mathematics Learning Course: We use Excel to draw statistics charts and analyze from the questionnaire survey, understanding the acquaintance of schools teachers and students on knowledge related to dragon boat in addition to applying statistics and percentage learned from math. Integration with Social Studies Course: We gained in-depth knowledge on our own community, Sanjiaodu, through this project research and only then did we find out about such national-treasure personnel from our own community. We highly admire their efforts in traditional crafts and dedication to legacy. We have analyzed in-depth and understood our home, increasing our love for the land we live on. Integration with Arts and Humanity Courses: In the process of website making, we applied the drawing aesthetics learned from class to draw our body portraits using mouse and website titling. Integration with Computer Courses: We became a designer from website user and have learned a lot of software. We even needed to review the software used before or used in-depth applications. The process has improved our information capacity and we perceived a strong sense of achievement by watching the formation of websites day by day.