1. Description of Our Community
Our Indian Community comprises a variety of monuments,traditions, cultures and art forms. All these add grace and glitter to the Indian Heritage. We have chosen a segment of our local community that includes specifically Indian Mughal Architecture
2. Summary of Our Project
Our Cyber Fair project Mughal Architecture: India's Heritage is designed to familiarize the readers with salient features of Mughal architecture and the course of its development. Mughal architecture is considered the most creative period in the history of the Indian Subcontinent.The focus is on innovations that were introduced by each Mughal ruler and the synthesis of these features with the prevailing styles.Architecture patronized by each of the great Mughals; Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb have a distinct style that is reflective of the patron's personality.Influence of each Mughal emperor on the selection of material and ornamental motifs as well as their sources of inspiration will be traced for a better understanding of the stylistic changes that took place from Babur to Aurangzeb. This project is our small attempt at regenerating the lost worth of Mughal Architecture in India
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:2-3
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We could not get to work daily on internet enabled computers which further delayed our project. The main reason behind all this was that only two proper functioning computers had internet and many times other school teachers were working on it for various purposes because of which all our internet related work delayed for several weeks. We could not work much at home as well.
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 and brief information about the entire project. The pictures used and displayed are completely adequate and precise. The project fits well into the school and state guidelines as we are promoting the Mughal Architecture Of India by following all the rules and regulations of school. 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. Yes, 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.