1. Description of Our Community
Changhua County is located in the central part of Taiwan. Changhua has been famous for its fertile soil and wild plain. Right here, people can try all kinds of fruits, litchi, dragon fruit, grapes…etc. Local snacks, like fried oyster omelet, meat ball are famous and delicious. Besides, the Buddha Mountain and the historical architectures in Changhua are attractive. All of these make it the smallest county in Taiwan island but has the most residents. People here are kind and gentle.
2. Summary of Our Project
In this project, we’ll report the story of the foster parents and their children. How the foster parents, Daddy and Mommy Wu, take care of their 20 children with love. How they brought the kids love and hope.Daddy and Mommy Wu, live in Hemei Township. Mommy Wu used to be a babysitter. Because of their love for kids, they become foster parents after retirement. In order to give the kids a comfortable and warm home, they bought a big house. The smiles on kids faces satisfy their mind.
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:none
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
The obstacles we encountered were many: the technique of managing information, blurry pictures, the size of files, photography, and editing the web pages. It was difficult to complete this project alone. Therefore, the students were taught the techniques of camera operation, and photography after regular school hours. We were divided into groups to learn web design. In this setting, we were able to exchange ideas, conduct interviews, and monitor the progress.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our participation in International School Cyber Fair gave us the opportunity to raise the awareness of our own community, to understand the importance of team work, and to appreciate the dedication of the foster parents.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our activities and research for this project improved our computer literacy, interpersonal communication; they taught us empathy, the importance of teamwork, and mutual respect, while we learned to think and solve problems independently. All these are what our content standard hopes to achieve.