1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Mobile phone 1. The teacher contacts the interviewee, confirms the date, and the itinerary. 2. Teachers and parents discuss the time to pick up and drop off children. IPAD and digital camera 1. The team members use the iPAD to record the activity process to make the team members feel more deeply. 2. The team members use iPAD and DSLR to record the interview process to create a web page. Computer software 1. The team members use the computer classroom desktop computer to create a web page. 2. Team members use Word, Powerpoint, and ** to create photo processing and web page production. Google, IPAD and Line 1. Team members use google to search for relevant information. 2. The team members use iPAD to transfer the photos of the interviews and interviews to the group collection. 3. Each group uses the Line group to discuss progress content with each other.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
The role of the students in this Project is diversed: 1 : Learners: Through interviews and data collection with the director and general manager of Xihu Fruit and Vegetable Market Company, the students have a full understanding of the business history and philosophy of the Xihu Market, and understand the importance of the Market Company to the farmers in the Changhua area. And through this project the teachers and students learn about the Market. 2: Promoters: In addition, the group visited the Xihu Market several times during the research process and collected relevant information from various aspects. After discussion and analysis and actual selling the vegetables, we act as the ambassadors to promote the market to people outside the town. 3: Tech Savvy: During the course of the research, the research team use the Internet to search for information, use computer software for web design, learn through the office document processing and integration, the website of the CyberFair website system, photo and film shooting and other information.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
In the beginning, students are not motivated to look into the Xihu Market. Some of the feedback that students have given are heartfelt that we think as teachers the result of the project are efforts and time well spent. After the fundraising events, many of the students understand how difficult it is to make a living selling their own produce.
Students understand growing vegetables are a tough job, because selling a big cabbage, we only get NT$10. Imagine the effort one have to put in during the growing process.
The students shared the project with their fellow classmates, and are awed to the efforts the participants have put in.
Many parents give encouragements to the project through helping out with our fundraising events and giving donations.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
In this research activity, we mobilized a considerable amount of manpower. In addition to the students, there were also directors of the school and the help of the teachers, so that the research team could successfully complete the research. Parents and local people support and encourage the research team, so that the group has more confidence and motivation to complete the research project. Through this research, the relationship between teachers and students is deeper.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
Nothing is impossible, it is only when we are unwilling to do it! Xihu Market Company has promoted the development of the Xihu area, solved the problem of farmers' transportation, and made the surrounding towns more convenient and increased their income. Because they insist on fairness, justice and openness, farmers can safely transport fruits and vegetables to the Xihu Market for sale. They cooperate with government policies to implement various measures, they can help farmers through various difficulties. Through out of time, many parties help to make the development of Xihu Market better and more perfect.
We learn the management principles of Xihu Market, its diversified development and so much more.