CyberFair Project ID: 8341

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Cambridge in Taiwan--a River, a Canoe Team, and a Coach Died for it
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Taichung Municipal Hui-Wen High School
    Taichung, none, Taiwan(R.O.C.)

10 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 28, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Classes and Teachers: CHIH-JEN HUANG, CHI-HUA TSAI

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Cambridge is located in Wing Lung Lane in Tali District. Wing Lung Lane is a quiet and peaceful community where residents form spontaneous community patrol teams to maintain community cleanliness and safety. Currently, the number of escort teams continues to increase, and the quality of the community is getting better and better as the numbers rise.From the original lifelessness, to the present freshness, Cambridge has been reborn as a must go and a popular tourist attractions. In the past, the quality of the water here was C and D, which was seriously polluted by industrial and domestic wastewater. Nowadays, there are many improvements in water quality, and the vegetation around the trail is flourishing and has become another symbol of successful reform.

2. Summary of Our Project

Originally, the canoe team of our school needed a place to practice, thus advocating the remediation plan of Cambridge. Now Cambridge has been changed from a dirty river into a romantic river side where all citizens could enjoy the beautiful scene and relax themselves. However, the huge change would not happen without the effort and collaboration of the school coaches, community volunteers, city councilmen. It is a memorable story worth our noting down.We first visited school’s canoe team to understand the history behind. Then we visited community volunteers, city councilmen and government officials in charge of the river. Last we compile all the data gathered to make a film and a website to keep the public aware of the significance of the river. Most importantly, we hope inspire the public to treasure the river and reduce the pollution they make.

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):

Most of the members of the group get connected by ADSL Internet. The computer in the school computer classroom is based on the fiber-optical communication, whose efficiency and quality is very good. These provide us with adequate environment to inquire the data we need and make our website. Thanks to the convenient, we could complete the study more smoothly.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

People interview section: To arrange successful interviews is very time-consuming and complex, since we need contact many people from different organizations and have our transportation with limited budget. However, with the assistance from our teachers and the collaboration between members, we overcame all the hardships one by one.

Information gathering section: Before the project, the team members had already done a lot of homework on the theme of Cambridge, so everyone had a certain understanding of Cambridge. After the interview, we understood more about the touching story as well as abundant professional knowledge of water conservancy. Website making section: In addition to the busy schoolwork, creating a web page with unfamiliar technology is a real challenge. But with the help of each other and long hours of practice, we were able to produce this finished product.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

'How could we proceed the interview?' 'What should I do on the web?' At first, we were totally in the dark and needed to learn many things that we had been quite unfamiliar before, However, we regard all the challenges as our milestones toward our maturity whether in communication or in critical thinking. In the production of this topic, we learned how to politely and naturally talk with the interviewers and arrange everything in an efficient and planned manner. Also, we learned that all the good environment didn’t come from nowhere. Instead, it is a result coming from many heroes’ effort and sacrifice. Our goal is to make more people know their devotion and willing to do more for our environment after the completion of this website,

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

We care about our community and try to make contribution to it through the facilities of cyber world. We are dedicated in giving the clear points of local environment issues and the story of district revolution. Last, we could bring out some good points and knowledge to attract more people to participate in community construction.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Items Usage Table computer/Laptop Website making, information gathering, video editing. Recorder(cellphone) recording interview conversation. Cellphone member contacting, investigating Digital camera Filming interview, group meeting, action process. USB Saving photos, exchanging information.

Optical network, Broadband network Uploading and downloading software?searching information, member contacting.

Hard drive Data backup and saving. Windows XP?Windows7?Windows8 School computer and computer system of each member Microsoft Office Windows 2007?2010 Interview content, meeting records, information and website content writing organizing, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Website making and editing. Facebook?Messenger?Gmail Teachers and members contacting. Google Drive Saving profiles. Google Documents Editing documents.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

Before we joined in this plan about studying Cambridge environment issue, we seldom paid attention to the surroundings or cared about the environmental facilities of our hometown. Not until we got indulged in the subject did we come to understand the local construction of sanitary sewers. How could Taiwan, an economically prosperous place, bear a so badly-organized sanitary sewers system? We were also touched by so many people who sacrificed their time and lives to make our city a better one.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

When using other people's data, we are aware of following the laws instead of violating their rights. Therefore, when we retrieve data, we will mark the reference data source. We believe that to value intellectual property can make the world a better one.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

We search the network of people to find the key persons of the project. And then we personally interview them. We also participated in the Cambridge Carnival promoted by the Chief of Yong Long Village in order to take a deep look into the community.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The people we interviewed are some senior officials or important people in society. In addition to showing politeness, we find that these characters are very warm-hearted. Moreover, they are happy to make efforts to make our environment better whether by giving their time or money. Now they all become our role models. Besides, because the exams are coming up when we were doing the project, we needed to arrange time efficiently. In conclusion, we learn not only knowledge but also the real spirit of a hero, which will guide us to become better citizens in the future.


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