1. Description of Our Community
In the ancient Yongjing Township, the folk customs are simple and kind. There are many large-scale old buildings. The traditional architecture shows the Confucius’s ethics and filial piety, which assimilate into the paintings, couplets, poems, and places of traditional Chinese architecture. Among the operas, religious activities, ritual culture and proverbs, the good residents and the stable Yongjing were created. Yongjing Township is not only the hometown of Miaomu, but also famous in the rice cake, glutinous rice, red bean dumpling, meatball soup and fried rice moss. Visitors can enjoy the food in Yongjing.
2. Summary of Our Project
'Bowhia' is a name in Taiwan. This craft which called 'enamel' in China may have been for thousand years. People used to cherish all the hard-won things, even if they were ceramics. Broken ceramics will not be easily discarded. People always try to find ways to repair and reuse, so the 'renovate broken ceramics ' industry came into being. Nowadays, even if people no longer use this skill to repair their broken ceramics, Zhu Fangben is trying to preserve this cultural asset and make it a living art collection. Our special topic is to record the old craftsmanship that is about to disappear. And through interviews, video records for research, we used the web page to present the ancient early patchwork process, and proposed activation and revitalization program.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
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):
YANGMING junior high school has a 100MB optic-fiber-based academic network which enables us to search for data and fill out our progress reports online without much trouble, and lends us laptop computers to allow us to update information anywhere at school via Wi-Fi.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
It was a brand new learning experience for students participating in Cyberfair 2019. We used to be led and taught by teachers in the past. Howerer for this project, we need to collect data independently, visit Master that have expertise in traditional areas, and participate in experiential activities. Fortunately, through sharing, teamwork, communication and coordination, we finished all researches and activities. Besides, we did not have enough time to know how to make web pages. Sometimes we had to ask some students to sacrifice their regular curriculum. It was difficult for us to find a time that we were all available for activities. Therefore it’s not easy to complete the research. It took time for students to learn and get familiar with the application of all software, in order to produce a great Cyberfair project website.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We learned many things that we could not learn from a regular school while working on the 2019 Cyberfair project. All experiences are very valuable and helpful to us. It is a valuable experience. For each activity, it was very important that we cooperated to accomplish it. Everyone had to do the best to contribute. We also learned that it was not easy to be as good as teachers, unless we have very strong perseverance to insist and proceed to the end. We had chance to have better understanding of our traditional culture through this activity, and promote our culture through the Cyberfair project. What we had done might be a combination of crafts, art and culture! We let people realize that Yongjing does not only have delicious food, fruit, vegetable, and historical sites, but it also has a unique old amazing craftsmanship.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The Ministry of Education announced the goal of the Grade 1-9 Curriculum which is to “train citizens to have the human-oriented mind, integration ability, democratic citizenship, local and international consciousness, and lifelong learning capability.” The experience of the Cyberfair project is very important to the students from which they learn to become initiative learners. In addition to the contents of the project, we have also learned others as the following: A. Learned to find problems, solve the problems, and continue the routine repeatedly. B. Learned to make good use of Internet to search for the data needed and learn web page design. C. Learned to cooperate with others, work in detail, and become responsible. D. Learned to get along with people with different personality, develop mutual trust. Learned to support each other. It is the biggest reward to us.