1. Description of Our Community
Shangyi is located in the northwestern part of Hebei and west of Zhangjiakou City, east to Zhangbei, south to Wanquan. Shangyi County has rich land resources and unique climate, is suitable for high-quality vegetable cultivation and crop nutrient accumulation and quite appropriate for the development of livestock breeding. What’s more, Shangyi also features unique tourism resources and eco-tourism, owning three types of tour, including ethnic customs, cultural history, and ecological tourism. Convenient transportation conditions and communication, ample electric power, and abundant labor resources all create a favorable investment environment for open-end Shangyi.
2. Summary of Our Project
From this survey about the Sheep Competing Games, we know that the true aim is to make the Games more engaging and more interesting, to combine the competition and culture activities together and make it the unique cultural brand of Shangyi County. Based on the former 10 years, the Sheep Competing Games this year is added with horse-riding, Er-Ren-Tai show, Mongolian wrestling, campfire parties and other events. Sheep Competing Games not only is helpful to show the traditional herding culture and folk customs, but also promotes the development of breeding and tourism in Shangyi County, strengthens the influence of Shangyi’s culture and broadens the way of enrichment. At the same time the world will acknowledge about the Sheep Competing Games withcharacteristics of upper dam region.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
This is the first time for us to take part in the website contest. We are nervous but without any experience. So at first we didn't know how to start. It is said that Ms. Li has tutored students in three contests. Then we released a lot. After the group meeting and training from Ms. Li, we determined the topic. Then we did the division of work in detail. We started the job like this. The classmates collected some pictures, searched some materials and visited the Sheep Competing Games on site. Then we made a frame for the website. Based on this we collected the materials in different types and designed the structure. By more than one month’s cooperation, our materials were almost enough. Then we started to put the contents into the website structure. When we finished the initial version, the tutor commented that although it had a good structure, it was not good to look. The color match was unreasonable. Some hyperlinks had problems. The main page was not clear. In the following steps of producing it was smooth with the guidance of the tutors. With the help of the tutors, we did some modifications. So the website looked more beautiful, the contents more specified and the target more clear. At the beginning of November we uploaded the finished structure and content to the Internet. We are more relaxed. Everyone had a feeling of achievement. All in all, in the engagement of DigiChina we made our own pages of the website, which made us get a lot.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
From the special study, we know about the development and current situation of Sheep Competition. The classmates made some promotion inside and outside the campus, which encouraged more classmates join us. This makes the schoolmates grow the sentiment of loving labors and hometowns. By this activity we not only promote the sheep competition, but also promote the sheep industry of Shangyi to the nationwide and to the world. It also attracts more people to make contribution to local economic prosperity and home construction.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The main purpose of taking part in DigiChina is promoting our hometown. This kind of activity is good for our observation and practical ability and makes our courses diverse. And also it provides enough native materials. So in our school the courses and native cultures are combined with Sheep Competition culture, which makes more schoolmates learn about the native culture.