1. Description of Our Community
Shulin was famous across Taiwan for the red rice wine produced by the Wood Distillery of the Taiwan Provincial Tobacco and Wine Bureau. In October 2008, an activity with the theme of “Rejuvenation of Red Yeast Rice of Wood” was held to publicize the distinctive cultural features of Shulin District. The people living in Shulin District are honest and deeply interested in taekwondo. Li-cheng Tseng, an Olympic Games taekwondo contestant, and Shu-chun Yang, an Asian taekwondo contestant, come from the district.
2. Summary of Our Project
On the sport arena, an excellent coach can make the greatest potential out of a contestant and train him/her into a medalist. In the Taiwanese taekwondo circle, Jing-hung Sung is a coach of this kind. Running Hsiung Qi Taekwondo, a taekwondo center in Shulin District, New Taipei City, he has achieved some remarkable results in the training of taekwondo practitioners. In his peak time, his students accounted for 50% of the national taekwondo team and won the laudatory title of Ku-chun Sung. Moreover, he has won many honorary titles as a coach in New Taipei City and even across the nation.
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
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):
Currently, the school has a computer room, where all the computers are equipped with Windows 7. Each class is furnished with a computer, and a computer with the internet access can be found in each subject classroom. Additionally, the library provides students with the service of online information collection.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1. In fact, making web pages posed tremendous challenge on us, as there wasn’t any course about this aspect in our elementary school days. Therefore, we had to make continuous efforts to master the skills and discuss the problems. 2. Unfamiliar with such information devices as voice recorder, photocopier, camera and video camera, we needed to get acquainted with all of them. The teachers taught us how to use the software and hardware of the information devices. Although we had to rely on ourselves to learn many things, the team members discussed problems together and helped each other. Therefore, we made constant progress in the process.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The Cyberfair Project was seemingly easy, but actually it was very difficult. The coach encouraged us to make efforts and sacrifice and work harder than others. Hence, I chose to march forward while others were having a rest; if I was away from the computer adopted for the making of web pages, I considered how to enrich the contents. By doing so, I managed to make greater endeavor than others.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
1. Integrated with the information education: Aside from the data collection, the making of web pages played an important role in this Cyberfair Project. To finish the task, all the students sharpened the data collection skills, including the photo taking, the photo editing, and the making of web pages. 2. Integrated with the physical education: In the annual taekwondo competition among the classes, we learned taekwondo and observed its spirit, so as to carry forward it in the curriculum of New Taipei Municipal Yulin Junior High School and make the school a “Prestigious Taekwondo School in New Taipei City”.