1. Description of Our Community
A few years ago, Kaohsiung was still a highly-developed industrial city, which gradually evolves into a metropolitan where businesses are booming now. In 2010, the central government reorganized jurisdiction of some major cities and counties. Because of this, Kaohsiung city and kaohsiung county were merged into a single municipality, endowing Kaohsiung not only businesses, but scattered agricultural industry mostly in the suburbs of the township. In recent years, The environment in Kaohsiung is positively transformed. While there are still factories causing ecological damage and air pollution around us, there are also an increasing number of green parkland and wetlands lying from north to south. Still, Kaohsiung City Government’s actively improving the ecological environment, aiming to upgrade the quality of life, really creates a better livable Kaohsiung Municipality for its citizens. Therefore, Niaosong Wetland Park, situated in the suburbs, is an index manifesting that Kaohsiung is a city suitable for living. By setting up a website guiding eco-tour for Niaosong wetland. And as volunteers we can help people learn to use IT QR-Code barcode to secure information about our wetlands, enhancing Kaohsiung citizens’ recognition of it. As long as the citizen are willing to participate in the wetlands activities and really learn something, then the ecological environment in Kaohsiung is sure to improve. Let’s get together to change Kaohsiung for the better.
2. Summary of Our Project
The pivot of this project is Kaohsiung Niaosong Wetland Park. In order to create more opportunities for people to have much more understanding of it, and be willing to spend more time exploring its ecological environment, appreciating birds, insects, plants etc., there. Therefore, cooperating with Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society, our team explores Niaosong wetlands and sets up a website for Niaosong wetland ecological tour, so that people can know more about Niaosong wetlands, and learn of the educational activities held by Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society. Doing so, people can learn the habotudes of birds, insects and plant, as well as ecological situations. Hopefully, Niaosong wetlands can become a shrine of entertainment and education.
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):
Information tools and technology we use to complete the project are as follows: (1)Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Ulead PhotoImpact X3: To edit. (2)Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: To manufacture and typeset web pages. (3)Adobe Flash Professional CS6: To produce animation. (4)svrecorder10be: To make voice files. (5)Audacity: To cut and reorganize voice files. (6)Microsoft Word 2010: To record all the Cyberfair project materials. (7)Microsoft Excel 2010: To collect and organize questionnaire data and compose pie charts. (8)Line: The most-often used messaging App by the Cyberfair team members. From the beginning to the completion of the Cyberfair project, we highly depend on it as a communication platform, day and night. (9)MAC i-Pad mini: This tablet is used to take pictures. (10)Cell phones: To contact with team members and take pictures during the making of the Cyberfair project. (11) USB Flash Drive: To save …
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The problems we have to overcome are quite a many. The most important one is about time management and job assigning. Our team includes students from the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders, making it hard to come to an agreed schedule. For example, when the twelfth graders are to take simulation tests or prepare for certificate-awarding tests, they cannot make much time doing the project. As a result, we divide the job according to our grades. The twelfth graders are responsible for the first part of the project, while the tenth and eleventh graders are in charge of interviewing, questionnaire writing, monitoring the lunch break meetings, and doing the later part of the project, making it much more convenient for everyone to coordinate. To make up for periodical exams, we schedule a timetable to check and main the whole team assignments.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We are very glad that we have grabbed the opportunity to take part in doing the Cyberfair 2016 Project. Most of us never had the experience of doing any project. In the beginning, we only had a blurry understanding. With the instructors’ teaching, we gradually gtet the whole picture. It is not easy to do a project, which needs everyone’s working together and cooperation. During the process, we not only are familiar with web page writing software, but also learn the SOPs of writing web pages. Though collecting the data from the Park and dispatching the questionnaires have cost us many holidays and lunch break time, the team members cultivate feelings of comradeship. Learning the importance of teamwork is a rare opportunity.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We are a team composed of three grades of Department of Information Processing of Kaohsiung commercial High School. Courses offered by the three grades, such as information processing, multimedia production, web production, and project production, are closely related to PBL learning, to our advantage of doing the Cyberfair project. We are so lucky that we can apply what we learn to the project, realizing and fully utilizing the classroom knowledge.