1. Description of Our Community
Our school is located in Enyang district of Bazhong City, Sichuang. Zhang Hongwang talked about in our project lives with us in same district area. Enyang district is located at the northeast of Sichuan province, east to Bazhou district, west to the Cangxi county of Guangyuan City, north to the Nanjiang County of Nanchong City, south to the Yilong County of Nanchong City. County is in the lower hilly area, lying in the territory in the northwest, southeast lower, consisting of shallow-hill and low hill. It is a subtropical humid monsoon climate zone, with rich heat, abundant rain and long frostless period, which is good for the growth of several crops. This place with spectacular mountain scenery bred unique and rustic folk customs.
2. Summary of Our Project
In this project, dragon's descendant,Zhang Hong-wan is the focus of this activity. The purpose is to let students understand the knowledge of celebrities; arouse students' interest in folk culture, to be a man with noble temperament. At the same time, through this topic, students knew that celebrities paid a lot to get success, so as to help the students to conquer the frustration, stimulate their learning enthusiasm, and lay a solid foundation in order to realize the great Chinese dream. The activity enhanced the ability to collect and compile information, communication skills and the sense of team work of the team members.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
There are only 2 computers in teacher office, one of them doesn’t work, and the other one’s internet speed is slow with 2M broadband Internet access. So we had to go to teacher’s home to get on line.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1)Feeling awkward: Students were nervous when they were communicating with Mr. Zhang Hongwan, maybe it was the first time to interview celebrities, through the teacher's guidance, we slowly adapted to the requirements of the interview. 2) Time limited: Three members in our team, two of them is in grade 7, one is in grade 8, the pressure of cultural studies is great, and they also have to make up a missed lesson on Sunday, the time is limited, so they have to collect first-hand information and write a manuscript on Saturday . 3)Lack of experience: We had disorders with web-page making and social contact because of the first participating CyberFair, there were always times in process we could not manage this. And also, it was a mission impossible for us to make an English version web site with only a modest grasp of the language. So we had to ask Talent&Story Company’s staffs for help. 4)Lack of IT knowledge The mountain is lack of computer hardware, and the members are lack of knowledge, but it is lucky that school administrators make room for the computer in the office; they also provide us with a laptop to complete the project. Instructor had training for the members who will take part in CyberFair, to guide players to find information online, learned related technology about web production.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We benefit a lot in this game. Through the efforts of more than a month, we collected the basic data together, despite the web page was very bad at the beginning, after repeated revisions, we finally finished it, looking at our own hand-made page, everyone was happy, although this was not the final work, we enjoyed ourselves in the whole process, we are tired and happy in the process, if there are opportunities in the future, we will never miss. We believe that there is a harvest to pay. Through an interview with Zhang Hongwan, we benefit a lot, I think we this generation of young students should have a wide range of hobbies and elegant taste; at the same time, we should cherish the youth to study hard, in order to achieve the dream of the great Chinese. This time we feel the deepest is that people is our best teachers.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The book knowledge is limited after all, we benefit a lot to interview Zhang Hongwan, through hands-on experience, we knew why he persisted his dream, although experienced all kinds of hardships, eventually succeeded, he is our study example.