1. Description of Our Community
We choose Daxi as the community for this project because it is close to our school, and it is a place with historical sites and beautiful scenery. We get to know our community based on the history from interviewing the dried bean curd (alternative term: ‘dried tofu’, these two can be used interchangeably) store owners and some information from the Internet.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project goal is to promote the dried bean curd industry and culture in Daxi. We want to not only make Taiwanese know more about Daxi Dried Bean Curd, but also have foreigners or international friends experience our Taiwanese local food. Moreover, foreigners could have further understanding about Daxi. While tasting the delicious dried bean curd, people can gain some knowledge about them and also learn more about historical origins and cultural heritage of it and Daxi District.
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:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We use Asus or Dell laptops at school. The Internet Server we use is TANET. Our school upgraded it last October. By using the new Internet, we can search for information much faster and more efficiently.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Because the team members are not in the same class, it was difficult to find time for discussion and task allocations.We used some nap time to discuss about the tasks and each of us picked preferred tasks in an orderly manner. Our teachers also helped pass along messages to each team member, so we could collaborate with one another.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Participating in the contest means a lot to the students. They've learned how to do the research and obtained knowledge about the local specialty. Above all, they learn how to cooperate and unite.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The curriculum requirement is to develop the ability that students can use whenever they want. Therefore, we not only gathered information from the Net but also did the field investigation to experience and learn in the real life. We also achieved the whole person development of“study for life, and apply to life”.“International Education” is one of our school's standard courses. When we share Taiwanese culture and food with our international partner in English, we feel that we can't express some terms very precisely, especially when we talk about the related proper nouns. Through the research, we have learned more terms and ways to express the delicious dried bean curd. We believe we have developed the ability to promote our local specialty. More and more foreigners will be able to know about our delicious Daxi dried bean curd and its diversified products.