1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Digital Camera Uses:It is convenient to upload digital pictures, and it even contains filming functions.
Desktop Computer Uses:Searching for information online, designing websites.
Printer Uses:Print out data.
Scanner Uses:Scanning the collected pictures.
Cd Burner Uses:Organize information, data backup.
Flash Drive Uses:Convenient for us to store data and to carry around.
Cellphone Uses:Assign the jobs of every member through the phone.
Frontpage Uses:Designing the web
Photoimpact Uses:Creating the pictures needed for the web
Macromedia Flash 8 Uses: Animation making
Microsoft Word Uses:Writing the details of the web, designing structures
ACDSee 5.0 Uses:Viewing the videos filmed
Internet Explorer Uses:Browser for searching data online.
Notebook Uses:Recording the details of our interview.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We students are the best ambassadors and spokesperson because we try to pass this traditional art to generations to come. We even did a free publicity for the shadow puppetry troupe. The people and leader of the troupe really thank us for letting more people know and hopefully like this traditional pastime. Meanwhile, we also feel that they are a group of nice and hard-working people deserved to be respected by us. In a word, this project is mutually good for both sides. We are all impressed by the their efforts and learned a lot.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
The impact we try to have from doing this project is to let more people, especially kids, know and understand about traditional pastime that their parents' and grandparents enjoyed. The Education Bureau of Kaohsiung City will help us to spread our website to other junior and senior high school students. As a result, my neighboring schools will know more about this traditional art. Best of all, students seem to like this topic a lot.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
As I mentioned before, the Education Bureau of Kaohsiung City helped us greatly because it let more people and students have more knowledge in the shadow puppetry field. Besides, the Bureau also helped us contact related people who have involved in the shadow puppetry. We went to the Kaohsiung Cultural Center to see the shadow puppetry play and made some of the puppets in person by hand. During the process, we thanked people helping us finish the project and learned that there are still many people dedicated themselves to their respective field. Therefore, we as students should do more to give back to the society.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
Thanks to this research project, every member of the team really appreciates the meaning of teamwork and division of labor. The leader of the team thinks that a team is like a house building. Any little falloff will lead to the collapse of the house. Only through working together will the team achieve success. Though members had conflicts with each other in the process, we therefore cherish every moment and excel ourselves.