1. Description of Our Community
Song Shan High School of Commerce and Home Economics, located in Taipei, Taiwan, is a commercial vocational high school. The departments of the school include International Trade, Accounting, Applied English, the Business Management, Advertising Design, Data Processing and the Interior Design Section. Because it is located in the metropolitan area, the school has majority of female students who often have contact with many popular, novel, creative products and have also interests in them. The school has frequent international exchange activities, so the students are concerned about culture of other countries or the development of world trend. Surrounded by Sishou Hills, it is also related to ecological aspects of natural issues.
2. Summary of Our Project
Paper is a very important tool for the progress of human civilization, but in the process we also consumes a lot of resources. Seed paper a concept that amazed us. This project begins with collecting relevant information, getting to know this product, visiting relevant studio, interviewing the founder in Taiwan, visiting retailer, and making on our own. We plant our seed paper and expect it to return to this piece of land.
In the process of making the project, we rethink the relationship between humans and nature, the regeneration and utilization of resources, and the way human beings can feed back to nature. Although it is only a small product, with the founder’s dream, the idea can be seen by many people because of insistence. By making this website, we hope the ideas can be seen. Spread the seeds of environment and hope, root them, and sprout all over the earth.
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 use of the school network, home network, mobile Internet, and we mainly do the topic at the school computer classrooms. Outside the school, we make good use of online Google Drive and Google+ to transfer files and links. This way help us do not waste our valuable time one minute.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
I think the biggest problem in the group is lack of time. In the school can only use a short lunch break time, and some of the number is often unable to come because many people in this group have other positions are also lunch time meeting. So we use winter vacation more leisure time, and went to the school together to do the site, will be additional at home production. Members of this group are business management department. In the computer program is not often contact, so do not familiar with using it. Thanks teachers carefully taught almost zero from the beginning. If there are small places unknown we will support each other, or Find answers from the web yourself.
Every week we will have a meeting for making and discussing website, and draw up a goal, everyone assign different jobs, some teammate may not hand out on time because of the personal reasons, caused our inconvenience, Otherwise we will review our job assign, readjust, and let the finished teammates help those who were unfinished, helping each other, and play our team force.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We through lots of interviews and practice s to finish our Topic, and by the process we promoted a lot of concept of seed paper. Even grant questionnaires (over 150 papers), also let more people to understanding seed paper. Many people do not know this, even surprise their exist. Also think about the significances of them---How to regeneration environmental resources ! Blessing may become environmental protection. Make the seed of gratitude germinate again. After watching out Topic, we believe that more and more people willing to think more. We also make an effort for environmental protection of the world.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We discussed during our lunch break, using websites making skill in computer class, analysis skill in business class, and language logic in English class. In addition to teachers help, we also visited businessmen, made some investigations ,found some books and looked for studios to learn how to make paper ,and we gained a lot.