1. Description of Our Community
Kang Chiao International School's Qingshan Campus is located near the foot of the mountains in Xindian District, New Taipei City. Kang Chiao set aside a 1.2-hectare conservation area to be its Nature Study Area. The Nature Study Area has not only provided a variety of natural habitats for wild animals and insects but has also given our students worthwhile opportunities to experience and observe different lives in nature.
2. Summary of Our Project
The land where Kang Chiao is located has always been attractive to migratory and non-migratory birds, and even to some endangered species. In this project, we will have a closer and deeper look into these lovely visitors. We will introduce how our eco-friendly Nature Study Area provides a safe and welcoming habitat for animals of different species to come and visit, and we will also examine how our teachers have attempted to remediate our environment to benefit local bird species.
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:more than 6
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
The process of working on the content of the web page was complex and difficult. Students had to organize the information into the web page content, which was an epic hard work. At first, they did not know how to filter the findings without leaving behind valuable information. The club teacher guided the students to sort the findings into 3 categories: common migratory and resident birds in the urban areas and our school, protected bird species, and popular bird-watching spots. Finally, they organized their first and second hand information gathered from the internet and the interview, and then added to the web page.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Participating in International Schools CyberFair gave us a valuable opportunity to really get to know our school, as well as the effort our teachers have put in environmental conservation. Because of the project, all the club members and teachers came to realize how we all have the responsibility to preserve this land.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
1.Language: visit, interview, write about the special topics, and write about our opinions 2.Social studies: plan the research, create the project framework, design the interview questions and the survey, and organize the interview transcripts 3.Integrated activities:integrate the information and data from the interview, survey, online and printed research, and others to complete the project 4.Computer science: research, web design 5.Independent study:learn the research skills, such as brainstorming, mindmap, survey design, interview skills, organizing data and information, and many others