1. Description of Our Community
The location of the National Taichung First Senior High School(Yi-Zhong District)is situated in the northern part of Taichung.Many students gather here because this area includes prestigious schools such as the National Taichung University of Science and Technology, National Taichung First Senior High School, and National University of Physical Education and Sports.It gradually formed the biggest student shopping district. What is more, Yi-Zhong District has been selected as one of the top ten spots which attract the most foreigners and tourists by Taichung Tourism Bureau. Recently, many cram schools are located in the Leader Building of Taichung Irrigration Association. Therefore, a great number of students flock here to obtain knowledge after class. The feature of “no discount, no buying” has been stimulating consumers to shop here, and reinforcing the power of prosperity. Without a doubt, Yi-Zhong District is a suitable place for student groups. The New World Shopping Center nearby also draws people’s attention,and has gradually enlarged Yi-Zhong District, attracting more and more people to visit it.
2. Summary of Our Project
Having cheap goods and countless students heading to cram school, Yi-Zhongstreet became the most bustling shopping district in Taichung. However, with such a diversity of people and vehicles, the dangerous scene of people and vehicles scrambling for the road happens frequently, not to mention the horrible air quality. Therefore, we hope to discuss and come to a solution to the problems of Yi-Zhong street by means of this monographic study. Also, to reach our goal, we hope to enhance the safety of pedestrians by originating social movements.
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:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
?Interpersonal aspects: There are times of communication between team members. We work together to share work loading, release news, and interview many people. Surely, we went through some conflicts. Fortunately, we reconcile finally and understand each other and ourselves more. We cooperate again as a real team! ?Information: The search for information is based on network. We also examine whether the information we found on the Net is reliable. We usually consult professionals to make our information as accurate as possible. ?Web productions: In the production of the Website, we divided it into three parts, including the text, the design and last but not least, the integration part. Because it is assigned to different members, everyone must first understand the concept of the student who constructed the Web, and then complete each section assigned.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
'Project-based web production,' is a whole new challenge for high school students, but we are proud to devote our time to bettering our hometown. Although we also need to sacrifice a lot of time of studying textbook, the precious experience teaches us a lot of knowledge, communication skills, and attitude towards life in which we can never learn from at school. Though during the process, we have had quarrels, disagreements, unequal allocation of time and other issues, after we conquered them, we discovered that what we are doing now is actually a 17-year-old rite of passage. Unregrettably, we showed our passion to our hometown - -Yi-Zhong shopping district.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The main learning objective of the field of the local environmental issues is to urge some positive changes and to get familiar with our environment by means of observing and even putting our ideal into action. We chose to better the Yi-Zhong Sopping District which we often visit as our main topic. While we were working on our subject, we weren’t only doing researches but also taking real action at the same time. We launched the social movement of “Change Yi-Zhong Street.We can make it,” hoping to arouse the public awareness of the problems in the community. If possible, we long to achieve the final goal of providing the pedestrians in Yi-Zhong Sopping Districtwith safe and comfortable shopping surroundings.