1. Description of Our Community
Kaohsiung is a beautiful city in Taiwan. The weather here is always good, and so is the air. Located on the south end of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Line. There are many famous temples at Zuoying, which have long histories, so we can know the life stories of ancestors and cultural heritage. In addition, the biggest Confucius Temple in Taiwan is right at Zuoying. And a wide variety of delicious food and snacks will satisfy your appetite. We would like to study more about the importance and history of Zuoying, and introduce the customs and culture to people. Also, we hope that we can understand the significance and value of our neighborhood.
2. Summary of Our Project
We, a website design club on campus, have deep feeling to our hometown, Zuoying, and hope to do something for our community. It’s our original purpose to take the mission. Our computer teacher and an English teacher invited from Fooyin University are willing to help us. All the team members are divided into several groups and each one was assigned different task: photography and interview; website design; Chinese editing; English translation. After arranging working schedule, we started working. The contents of our project are comprised with the following parts: introduction; Lotus Pond, several famous temples, historical relics; Soldiers’ Dependents’ Villages; favorite foods; green environment. We also list the following parts for all the Website surfers’ references: narrative; video; bibliography; site map. When doing each part, we felt lots of pressure, whereas we almost forgot all the hardship and felt so happy because we learned many things from doing. Most importantly, we really devoted what we could do to our community.
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Each computer in our computer classroom has the function of Broadband network to connects to Kaohsiung City Educational Portal Site. We make use of break time to do our project and to discuss the details. The Web routes of the team members’ households are as follows: ADSL or Wifi Wireless Service.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We met a lot of difficulties including choosing a proper category, organizing information we obtained, assigning tasks, constructing web pages, and using technologies. But these hurdles pushed us to think about the solutions. In the beginning we argued over choosing a category such as local attractions, historical landmarks and environmental awareness. Finally, we reached an agreement and narrowed down our topic and went into more details in this project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
At first, the Computer Centre Leader at our school told us that there’s a competition, CyberFair, and asked us whether we wanted to join in. Later on, we decided to take this challenge to prove we could do it and finally we felt so exciting because we learned many things from doing when we finished all the work.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This competition fitted well with an elective course, computer programming. We learned how to cooperate and communicate with each other. Furthermore, we also learned how to use PhotoImpact, Adobe MUSE cc, FileZilla and other softwares. From this assignment, we felt that just listening to our teacher’s lecture in the classroom and submitting some easy homework was not enough. Our teacher not only passed knowledge to us but also instructed us how to put theories into practice. We learned something from our books and pushed ourselves to do many things on our own. It’s the most important experience for us.