1. Description of Our Community
Our school, MBUO CSS#20, is located in Cossacks village Bryukhovetskaya, Krasnodar Territory, Russia. It is situated in the centre of the village not far from the central hospital in Lenin Street. First it was a Pioneer House where the children came to do different creative activities and now it is a compulsory secondary school. In 2014 it was twenty-five years old. It’s so convenient for students to go to school because they live in neighborhood. Our school is in the list of 100 best schools of Russia. Our students and teachers became the winners of different Olympiads and competitions in different subjects; they are very talented and creative. We took part in various conferences, exhibitions, seminars, concerts, outdoor events, festivals, sports competitions and won All-Russian and International awards many times. We decided to choose Category: 5. Local attractions (Natural and Man-made) for our project.
2. Summary of Our Project
Local attractions (Natural and Man-made) is the name of our project. We can go to many places of our village. We can learn much from our public library and local museum, newspapers and magazines, local inhabitants. We prepared a lot of presentations of collected materials. We organized meetings for watching and discussing of these materials and choosing the best ones for the main project. Now we are in the process of completing of the project.
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:1
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 have got unlimited Wi-Fi system of accessing the internet at school, besides there is an interactive board with multimedia projector in our class, a laptop with unlimited Wi-Fi system of accessing the internetso we can conduct Internet English lessons in class.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had difficulties in lack of time to take photoes and interviews — Our pupils are involved in activities in Art school besides secondary school.The pupils haven't got experience in interview of people. Trere isn't a studio at school. The pupils could prepare only Power-Point presentations.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
With the help of Mrs. Sukach,our English teacher who suggested us to take part in this project, we chose the title of the project, prepared a draft, edited our presentations,took photoes for them, visited our local museum and district library, went along the streets(there are 45 streets in our village)to find interesting places and to interview local inhabitants. First we thought that it would be easy but then we found out that it wasn't so. It took us a lot of time and energy.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our Cyberfair project is based on Federal State Educational Standards administrated by the Ministry of Education. This programme equips students with carry-on capabilities such as: to work in team(self-express,communicate, and share), to participate in research work (plan, organize, and execute),to adopt technology and information. The pupils obtain such skills as:English language learning( we practiced in listening, speaking, reading and writing). We had to traslate collected materials from Russian into English. Our project work gave us opportunity to make friends with many new people. Besides our work helped us to come to new levels of interactions between teachers and students. Using of Information Technologies united us in completing the tasks of the project. Our team often met in our clacc to exchange the collected materials because we needed to place all the materials in the file of the project.