1. Description of Our Community
Taiwan is located in divergent boundaries where there is range of mountains and the trees are luxuriant and green. The Tropic of Cancer stretches across the east and west and the climate is clearly distinct in the 4 seasons. Thus, there are the diverse species and unique natural resources to make the world surprised. Changhua County is the smallest in area in Taiwan Island and it enjoys the title of “Taiwan’s Rice Barn
2. Summary of Our Project
Our school is next to the mountains and near the rivers and is surrounded by Bagua Plateau and Babao irrigation canal to form the learning environment centering the nature. In the mountain forest near the school dorm, we can often see the funny Formosan macaque group go downhill and find the food. A group of students whose Chinese zodiac animal is monkey gradually become interested in them, especially Formosan macaque belongs to the endemic species of Taiwan and has the regional uniqueness.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
During the process of monographic study, we firstly met the problem of theme selection. In the beginning, it was designed that the famous Luo River Inkstone in Ershui is the research emphasis. But in the course of data collection, we found that this theme had been done by elementary school group. Therefore, after the group discussion, we decided to give up and start again. During the process of looking for the new research theme, we could not reach consensus and the team members began to have the differences in the opinions. Some team members thought that we can do it better even if it has been previously done. But someone holds the opposite opinion, thinking that the new research theme can present a new appearance and the possibility to win the prize is higher. Therefore, how to integrate the group opinion has always been one of the most important topics in the team cooperation.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We really harvest a lot through participating in this Cyberfair project and especially we have a deeper understanding of Formosan macaque; during the data collection and interview, we have found that many people in Taiwan not only like Formosan macaque but also are willing to spend money and time and make efforts to take care of them, so we admire them from the bottom of heart.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In the course of monographic study, we try applying special medium (stone) to draw nifty and cute macapue appearance so as to integrate the artistic creation into academic research and enrich the webpage contents. In the subunit - public art, the artistic devices in our school and community are combined to know the artistic culture in our own life environment and experience the relationship between art and life.