1. Description of Our Community
Hemei is a town in the northern part of Changhua County, surrounded by Taichung, Shenkang, Xianxi, Lukang, Hsiushui and Changhua City. Our town has over three hundred year history since its initial development. Our ancestors have shed sweat on this land in order to build a warm and peaceful town. The youngest elementary school in Hemei~ HeRen elementary school, founded in August 1997. In early days, it happened to be the time society started to pay more attention to disabled groups, special education and integrated education. In 2004 it set up a special education program for children with physical, intellectual, learning disabilities and homeschoolers. In order to help their physical rehabilitations, to build their confidence and to expand their life stage, we founded boccia team. In recent years, team has won many honors in regional or national championships. The best result is national champion in children group. This project starts with a small boccia team, trying to popularize boccia and exploring a shining life stage for disabled students. Furthermore, boccia has grown into a leisure sport among seniors and parent-child in the communities. It has become a popular national sport.
2. Summary of Our Project
Boccia belongs in adaptive physical education, and it can be played for pleasure, fitness or mental exercise. Compared to other sports, boccia is less intense, less energy-consuming, and can be played unaffected by weather under roof. It can improve muscle strength, fitness and judgment, so is very suitable for the growing senior population. The sunshine class of HeRen elementary school in Changhua County founded a boccia team in recent years. It helps disabled students on physical rehabilitations and building their confidence. We hope boccia can lead them out of campus participating regional or national boccia championships, also helping them fit in society, crowds, and expanding their life stage. We hopes boccia can become more popular through HeRen boccia team. More people can learn this wonderful sport suitable for young and old!
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):
The School has a 100MB fiber academic network, wireless coverage is around ninety-five percent of the campus. With great internet environment, we can search information at any corner of the campus, sharing and uploading these data to school FTP, NAS or Google drive with team members. There are 36 computers in the computer labs, we usually discussed any related assignments during lunch breaks. Most members have ADSL or fiber network at home, or smart phones/tablets connecting to network. We can easily do our assignment at home. See more on Project-Overview Web Page, No.5 http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2017/gsh8284/overview.html
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
*Poor interview skill *Difficulty in setting up Website structure and outline *Computer skills require improving *Difficulty in teamwork distribution *Difficulty as community ambassadors See more on Project-Overview Web Page, No.6 http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2017/gsh8284/overview.html
5. Our Project Sound Bite
(1)Find a reproducible and effective ways for the development of social vulnerable groups Classmates passionately play boccia, no age, grade, or dis (ability) differences among them. Inconspicuously it brings them closer. Competition itself is an experience and a growth. Everybody shares the pleasure of this sport. By playing boccia, students with special needs can naturally fit in groups, and gain more confidence among their peers. (2)Through our website, everyone can know about the stage boccia elves has built. It brings more participations and attentions. See more on Project-Overview Web Page, No.5 http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2017/gsh8284/elements.html
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our Cyberfair project address is http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2017/gsh8284/index.htm We used a local field research method, and developed and cultivated a lot of skills, including Language, Social Sphere, Health and Sports, Integrative Activities, Arts and Humanities, Information Technology etc. See more on Project-Eelements Web Page NO.1 http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2017/gsh8284/elements.html