1. Description of Our Community
Baguio City is seen from the vicinity of the province of Benguet and is a part of the Cordillera Administrative Region. It is located in the region of Luzon, Philippines. The population of the city according to the 2010 census, jumps to a number of 318,676 individuals in the city. The city is labeled as The Summer Capital of the Philippines, because of the city's altitude. The inhabitants of the city vary from distinct cultures and such languages include the following: Ilocano, Ibaloi,Tagalog, Kankana-ey,Kapampangan,Pangasinan,Chinese and English. Baguio city is currently led by Mauricio Domogan;mayor,Edison Bilog;vice mayor, and Nicasio Aliping Jr.;congressman. Saint Louis University is one of the most acclaimed and respected institutions. It has surpassed so many years of sharing exemplary education to the people. It has been a part of a major role in Baguio city's growth which provided quality education to the mass. The sustainable development of the school has led tons of success in becoming the center of education in the North. The population of Saint Louis University reaches to thousands of students about 30,000 and more, which consists of the elementary, high school and the college department. The vision-mission of the SLU serves as the pathfinder of the schools virtue for their students, for accomplishing progress and success. It embodies the value of social involvement, creativity, competence and Christian spirit. Saint Louis University is cited as the Light of the North, for providing selfless services not only to the city, but to the people. SLU gave light to the city and the people passed it on for greater endeavors and better change.
2. Summary of Our Project
Baguio City, also known as the City of Pines, is well-known for celebrating the Flower Festival,'Panagbenga' annually, wherein the citizens enjoy various activities for the entire month of February extending up to the first week of March. 'Panagbenga' showcases the intricate culture of the city. The flowers are the main attraction, although we want to go deeper and open the elegance and artistry of what the Flower festival has to offer. The music is a game changer and such beauty makes the festival bloom even better. The culture expresses the grace of how it is celebrated. May it be modern or traditional the Flower Festival truly carries a complex yet a exquisite structure. One of our team’s objectives is to maximize our skills in order to show our festival. With the emerging technology in our modern day-era, students can engage and unite themselves to create a webpage visible to the mass. Unmasking the festival is our main objective because it is the product of all the labor of the initiator and the local government bearing the foundation of the festival. As the team explores the city, we are open to information, maximizing our time in order to create a product entry unveiling the true grace and beauty of the Flower Festival, called 'Panagbenga'.
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:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One of the difficulties the team had encountered is the lack of time,particularly in gathering information and creating the webpage. Time has been very limited for us because of our schedule of activities. Due to abundant school work, time was crucial and was really challenging to compress our energy for different events and school related requirements. As a solution to this problem, we worked overtime; we spent all our extra time working on this activity in hopes of finishing it before due is up. Another problem we observed was the lack of cooperation and effort from some of the members of our team. To try to balance the work, we decided to distribute the obligations to each member of our body, which encouraged everyone to do their duties. Internet connection was fair although it is badly needed and because the school doesn't guarantee a really fast connection, we need to be patient of what we had. In a number of 40 students using the internet , we had to give way to each other in order to use it efficiently. Since the team's population is too big, we tend to misunderstand each other resulting in an unorganized method of creating our entry.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
It has been a privilege to represent Saint Louis University Laboratory High School because out of all the students, we have been chosen although it's not just about recognition but about team spirit. The forbidding chain of events and the limited pace of time has made us challenge ourselves to be self-directed and socially involved students.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This International Schools Cyberfair project has been a great deal in the improvement of the quality and effort that we, as students, and individuals of our age are subjected to. It was a challenge to put our skills and capabilities to the test in order for us to be able to come up with a more informative and creative output. The International Cyberfair has provided us with an experience where in we are encouraged to do our best and cooperate as a team that strives to bring out the best in each other. It has also served as a way to be able to show what each of us are capable of doing, through the cyberfair, we learned that in order for our endeavors to become a success, we need to be able to acknowledge the importance and sustain the value of each individual, we learned the value of teamwork and sought to find help in the spirit of others. Through the course and the making of our Cyberfair entry, our potential as a whole was defined. Our ability to learn from our faults and simply to move to make them better. It has taught us that we are all important and each one's participation is a valuable factor that affects our team. The use of technology has proven to become an important part of our research that starts from the build up of information we used, its convenience has helped us know more about our project and it also helped us communicate with each other faster. This International Cyberfair has served a great deal in the betterment and success of each of us and has helped us excel in the subject matter that involves itself with.