1. Description of Our Community
Our Indian Community comprises a variety of traditions, local attractions and various historical places. All these add grace and glitter to the Indian Heritage. Our collective local community is Chandni Chowk which is an important local attraction in New Delhi,capital of India. It comprises of people with various occupations, and is one of the most busiest areas of New Delhi. It is nation wide famous for its variety of street foods, shopping (especially wedding dresses), sight seeing of various temples and historical monuments called Havelis that once were residences of the royal families.
2. Summary of Our Project
We wanted to showcase India’s vibrant cultures, local people and local traditions. In order to do this, Chandni Chowk market came out as one of the best topics to be chosen. Our project shows the amount of diversity present all around India. It shows the various street foods , clothing ,religious places and historical monuments, all at one place.It constitutes India's 4 major religious institutions, namely, Sikhism,Jainism,Christianity and Islam. Through Cyber Fair, we get the perfect international platform to show the best local attraction of India which is not only famous among Indians but is one of the most famous tourist spot.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
There were a number of problems that our team had to overcome. The first and the foremost problem was understanding among the group members. It took us time to coordinate with each other and communicate fully. The next problem was the inadequate access to computers and internet. We had limited computers in the computer lab that were available to us. Very often the computers weren't free as the teachers of the school had to work. Also internet was not available all the time which further delayed our project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Cyber Fair has given the students and the school a wonderful opportunity to participate in an international competition. Most of all, it has given the experience of working and participating at the global level.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project addresses high content standards with complete information about the entire project. The pictures used and displayed are completely adequate , precise and original .The project fits well into the school and state guidelines as we are promoting India’s most famous local attraction , Chandni Chowk. We learnt various new skills like website designing, new ways of project promotion and also HTML coding. The main group concepts practiced by us were leadership and ways of adjusting with the team members. Using Internet has been a more effective method than traditional methods as it gave a variety of options to explore and discover about whatever aspect we want to.