1. Description of Our Community
1.Ling Jhou Primary School is at the heart of Kaohsiung City, Lingya district where the Kaohsiung City Government is located. The population in this district is about 180,000. With a longer north-south side and a shorter east-west side, its shape is like a valuable “Jade Rui Scepter.”
2.Meinong Primary School is at Kaohsiung City, Meinong district which is a typical Hakka cultural area. The population in this district is about 40,000. It takes about an hour drive between the two schools.
3.Hsu Sheng-Ming coach, Kaohsiung Meinong people, who is the first coach with Master's degree in Taiwan baseball. Baseball coaching career total of 715 wins, is the most wins in the history of Taiwan baseball. He is the coach of EDA-RHINO before he passed away.
4.Hsu Sheng-Ming is a rigorous coach. August 24, 2013, he passed away due to heart attack at the age of 55. Team EDA-RHINO retire his number 85. He awarded “2013 Elite Lifetime Achievement Award” from Sports Administration, Ministry of Education in December 18, 2013.
2. Summary of Our Project
1.Recall childhoods-Know the childhoods of Hsu Sheng-Ming coach, his family, and experience his process and the glorious history of baseball. 2.Visit friends- To leave thoughts by interviews with Hsu Sheng-Ming’s loved ones, sir, friends and disciples. 3.Upload on the internet- Collect the relics of Hsu Sheng-Ming coach, and make a website to preserve.
Hsu Sheng-Ming, the coach of EDA- RHION, pass away on August, 2013. People feel sad about that. He left many memorable relics and donated them to Meinong Sports Hall. However, Meinong Sports Hall was shutdown on September, and the relics are taken over by Kaohsiung Hakka Affairs temporarily. There is a team from Ling Jhou Primary school made up by students and teachers who have strong passion on baseball. They hoped to introduce Hsu Sheng-Ming coach, Kaohsiung local leader figure, by collecting historical data, interviews, field experience and other activities. On the first hand, we commemorate for his achievements. On the other hand, we put his preserved relics on the Internet. We will use the researches we collected to make a website, “Knuckleball Coach-Hsu Sheng-Ming Coach ” and attend the competition of “Local leaders figure, 2014 Taiwan School Cyberfair ”.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We used computers on an optical fiber network, which were connected to Taiwan Academic Network through a T1 line at school. We also used computers equipped with ADSL to search and send information at home.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1.Tight Schedule: As every team member’s free time differs, we reached an agreement meet time on Wednesday afternoons. Even at a later phase, in order to work as a team and complete the project on time, we spent weekends working. Sometimes, we gave up our after-school classes and then made up the missed lessons afterward. We all tried and worked hard.
2.Contact Difficulties: We owed thanks to professor Gu Jin-Song and Huang Jyong-Long, a coach from EDA pellets. With their good personal connection to contact Hsu Sheng-Ming’s relatives, colleagues, and friends. They agreed to accept our interview. On our own, it would be very difficult to do it. Additionally, It takes about an hour drive between Kaoshiung to Meinong so we felt tired in the journey. We enhanced the quality of research by cooperating with Meinong Primary School.
3.Interviews: Our interviewees all are celebrities in baseball. In addition, we didn’t have any skills and experiences with interviews. We were all worried about the interviews. Therefore, to be comfortable with interviewees, we prepared well and practiced several times before interviews.
4.Questionnaires: It needs courage to ask strangers to fill out questionnaires. At first, we were shy and hesitant to speak to strangers. Sometimes, we were rejected and we felt hurt. But after frustrating attempts, we finally learned how to successfully ask people.
5.English Translation: In the process of the project, we did better by cooperating with Meinong Primary School. We also hope to participate in the 2014 international contest, but translating our web pages into English is very difficult for us. We therefore spent an enormous amount of time on looking up dictionaries, writing sentences, and learning grammar. We also asked our English teacher’s help to correct our writing.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Cognition 1.We visit the baseball company, and acquaint office room and the GYM. 2.We understand coach Hsu’s life and persist for baseball. 3.Although the distance between Kaohsiung and Meinong is not long, every activity had been planned a whole day, so we felt tired in long term. We finally found out school strategic alliance is a good approach. 4.To plan an exhibition is not easy. We need to do heritage arrangement, prepare contact, news exposed, marketing, and volunteer planning.
Affection 1.We learn a lot from interviewing with coach Hsu’s wife, Xie Rong-Yao, professor Gu, coach Huang Jiong-Long, Hsu’s parent, and neighbor. 2.Everyone in the team is important and irreplaceable. In the process of Cyberfair project, we got support from children, assistance from teachers and parents, and encouragement from uncles and aunties that we the first time meet.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Language and Arts After each event and interview, we wrote down our work content and reflections, sorted study information, practiced interview skills and distributed questionnaires. Thus, our planning, conceiving, expressing, reading and writing abilities were enhanced. Mathematics We calculated the necessary cost for the implementation of the study. We planned events under the circumstance of limited money. We analyzed questionnaires, gathered statistics, and presented the results by charts. Integrative Activity We obtained social resources, visited and interviewed people with proper manners, and built up the abilityof integration. Science and Technology Through Internet searching, using digital cameras and making the post-production, using a computer mind map, and creating our team blog and web pages, we explored related issues and presented our study results. We also cultivated the ability to use technology and information in our daily life. Social Studies Through the study, we cooperated with Meinong Primary School, and learned to coordinate. We recorded Hsu Sheng-Ming’s life and his unfinished dream. We appreciate and care about everything, and would like to further our appreciation and put our knowledge to work. Arts and Humanities We tried to use various materials for completing the yurts. We designed team logos, pins, e-books, cards, and gift packaging. Our rich imagination was triggered. We enjoyed the pleasure of creation. Health and Physical Education We are able to use our physical strengths to make field investigation and engage in proper exercises. We also develop a healthy attitude towards our life. Finally we practiced Knuckleball.