CyberFair Project ID: 8363

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Extraordinary In Ordinary
Category: 1. Local Leaders
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School: Changhua County Luming Junior High School
    , Taiwan, ROC

8 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on January 28, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014

Classes and Teachers: Huang Shuyun

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Lugang Township, Changhua County is adjacent with Taiwan Strait to the west, Xiushui Township to the east, Fuxing Township to the south, and Xianxi Township and Hemei Township to the north. It is in the central part of Taiwan. Grandpa Chao is a kind old farmer. He was born and grew up in Tsaogang community, Lugang Town.He struggled half of his lifetime to get rid of poverty. After he became rich, he made up his mind to help people around in the rest of his life.

2. Summary of Our Project

Grandpa Chao witnessed modern Taiwan history and joined the 823 Artillery War in person. We were so lucky to have a conversation with the soldier surviving from the war. The story was so real that we were deeply attracted. Grandpa Chao always tried to overcome his difficulties in life. He was like the main character in a fantasy novel.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

We mainly use the school's academic networks, school's computer classroom, and we can share and cooperate. The connection is very smooth, no stuck situation. At home we were connected via dial-up or ADSL to google thematic collaboration platform production.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1). We are too busy. 2). Grandpa Chao’s Car Accident made us revise the article structure. 3). We are not good writers. 4). We are not good at building webpages. 5). We don’t have the experience of interviewing people. 6). Translation is tough work. 7). Oscar transferred to Lugang Junior High School last summer.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

In fact, we are the biggest gainers because we learned a lot during this period. We have much more than expected. Grandpa Chao’s philosophy is so optimistic that everyone of us was moved by him. He always looked at the bright side of life and never gave up. His positive personality made everyone around him cheerful and upbeat.

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

The purpose of the project “Extraordinary in ordinary” is to introduce The local leader -Grandpa Chao to people through the process of research and interview. During the study, our teammates learned to work with each others and to actively solve the problems we faced. These are in accordance with the education philosophy of Grade 1-9 Curriculum. It matches the learning domains, such as, Chinese&English Language,Social Study,Art and Humanity & Integrative Domain,and Science and Life Technology.

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Project Elements

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

1.Computers and laptops 2.Digital recording pens and cameras 3.30MB Internet Network 4.Portable disk 5.Gimp and Photocap 6.FileZilla 7.X-Mind 8.ImageResizer 9.Google Drive 10.Microsoft Word 2010 11.E-mail

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

We interviewed Grandpa Chao, his friends,and his relatives. We also introduced Grandpa Chao’s terrific life to our classmates in Luming Junior High School.We told them our goals to improve the campus atmosphere and promote students' virtue and provided a positive example for students to follow. We wrote cards to encourage Grandpa Chao when he was in the hospital. We kept visiting him after he went home.It conveys our intention of improving the atmosphere around us. We hope that we can have responses from more people. We experienced growing and harvesting rice to know how hard a farmer is. Dressing up Oscard as an informer is another interesting experience. We introduced the folk culture to all of you and had fun at the same time. Our report can make it different. We hope that the change of our school culture can start from us.

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

In order to improve the campus atmosphere and promote students' virtue, we gathered together to compete in the International Cyberfair. We introduced an honest person as a good example for students to follow. Grandpa’s devotion for people and our hometown touched many students. He has a magic power to affect people around. Students who listened to our introduction about Grandpa Chao wanted to learn his spirits.

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

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

First, it takes a very long time to make webpages and organize materials. We tried our best to complete the tasks and being efficient because we will have Comprehensive Assessment Program for Junior High School Students, an entrance exam, three months later. We assigned tasks to everyone and helped each other as possible as we can. However, problems kept emerging when the deadline comes near. We kept reminding each other about time management and the importance of work planning. Time management and planning are the biggest lessons we learned. Besides, translation is a tough job. We tried to translate the articles on our own, but there were many errors. So, we worked in pairs to check the spelling, and syntax. At the same time, we asked English teachers in our school for help. Thanks them for revising our mistakes. I also learned a lesson that we need to study English harder. Last, I found there were many good little people in the world. They did goodness without asking reward. They were really heroes and heroines.

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