CyberFair Project ID: 8090

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Exploration of Douliu City
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Victoria Academy (Junior High School)
    Douliu, Yunlin, Taiwan

10 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 10, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007~2014

Classes and Teachers: Ken Chen, David Ma, Kirsten Chang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Douliu is where the county government is. The transportation is convenient which is good for developing green travel. Douliu is also where Victoria Academy located. We’ve been here for sixteen years and noticed there was no good travel guides about Douliu. Therefore, we’d like to do this and make contributions.

2. Summary of Our Project

Since September 2014, we’ve been collecting all the information for tourism in Douliu. Teachers, parents and students joined our facebook group and provided abundant information. Also, we took photos of interviews and shared in this group. We arranged lots of visit and workshop to motivate students help with tourism development. Our project is divided into five categories. 1. About the enterprise: introduction, visions, products, interview with the funder 2. Bees’ ecosystem: Victoria Academy’s Bee and Co., crisis 3. Bee farmers: A sweet family, interviews with farmers 4. Contribution: education, charity, ecco Hands-on: marketing, making products, exhibitions, charity sale, guided tour

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:not sure

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Victoria Academy was founded sixteen years ago. We participated in Cyberfair project every year, and always got good results. In the past, junior high school used subject research course and incorporated more teachers and students to join in. This year, we combined national and international class students to do the research together. We weren’t usually free at the same time, and there were a lot of attractions to visit, so we had to do this individually or in small groups. Eventually, we organized the data together before winter break.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. There are no problems too difficult to solve.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Most of our junior high school students were from our elementary school. They wanted to do this Cyberfair project because they’re concerned about local issues, and hope this subject can be incorporated in each subject class and apply the knowledge to Cyberfair projects.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

computers, laptops, smart phones, cameras, MFP, facebook group, Format Factory, libraries, books, newspaper, museums, interviews

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

Students introduce our local attractions to the world. Douliu is a tiny historical city. It’s between farmlands and a city. It’s worth a visit.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

It’s the 11th year that junior high school participated in Cyberfair. We’ve introduced Siluo and Huwei, and now finally where our school is – Douliu. This is a city with 100,000 population.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Ms. Shu-Ya Hsieh contributed the most for our project. She’s an expert in marketing local specialties. There are many places worth a visit. She provided abundant information, so we can introduce this wonderful place through internet. Moreover, we’d like thank Mr. Lin, the head of Hushan Village who introduced the ecology of Hushan reservoir.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We are not all from Douliu, but this is the home town of our education. When in Douliu, we should know about Douliu. Hopefully, we can share the beauty of Douliu with more people.


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