1. Description of Our Community
Taitung County is located in the eastern of Taiwan where canvasses an area of 3515 km2, covering 9.78% of the total land area of Taiwan. It is the third largest county in Taiwan, next to Hualien and Nantou. Taitung is also the longest county, owning 166 km of coastline, 2/5 of the total coastline of Taiwan. Population 234,123. Taitung is home to seven aboriginal ethnics, including Bunun, Paiwan, Rukai, Amis, Beinan, Yamis, and Gamalan. Each tribe has its own unique culture.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Paiwan is an aboriginal tribe of Taiwan. The majority of Paiwan people live in Taitung and speak the Paiwan language. The Paiwan people love art and have the best skills for embroidery and sculpture. Due to the influence of Paiwan culture, the costumeof Paiwan are delicate and gorgeous, especially in embroidery and glazed beads. In the past, the old generation of Paiwan wears traditional clothes and obeys the costume rules strictly by social class. Recently, there is no need to limit the decoration pattern of Paiwan with the development of society. Accordingly, Mrs. Chen set up “Mama Chen Studio” in taimali, Taidun County that inherits the craft of Paiwan and teaches people how to weaves Paiwan clothes and ornaments.
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: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
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1.Arrangement of time: It is our first time to attain International Cyberfair, therefore, we are inexperienced in doing project. Although, teachers and seniors teach us how to do the research, it is difficult for us to arrange time properly. Due to lots of activities at school, it is a dilemma to make a choice between school works and project. 2.Skill problems: Time and tide wait for no man. When you try best to do something, it gets sweet feedbacks. After the project, we improve our computer skills, especially in web design. Although we are unfamiliar with dynamic images and frame settings, teachers support and teach us to finish them. 3.Teamwork: Teamwork is important to the project. We need to cope with schedules and make sure that no one gives up or is lazy. The key to success is perseverance.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
For beginners, it is difficult to collect information and organize data. Through Internet CyberFair, we learn useful knowledge and realize the importance of teamwork. Each of teammate makes effort to our project. Whatever difficulties we get, we have strong belief in ourselves. This is the main reason why we can make it.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Everyone has his dream, but it is fewer people who can success. Inheritance is easy to speak out but not for doing it. Through the project, we hope that more and more people understand the innovation and inheritance of Taiwan aboriginal culture which subvert stereotype. Moreover, we know the significance of collaboration and improve ourselves in many aspects, such as the development of confidence, perseverance of pursuing dream, staying hunger. To sum up, doing the project is an unforgettable experience for us.