CyberFair Project ID: 8576

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Legend of Teapot
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Kang Chiao International School HsinChu Campus
    Hsinchu City,, N/A - Does Not Apply, Taiwan

5 students, ages 13~14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2021. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013

Classes and Teachers: 2

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan is a beautiful island with ecological diversity and extraordinary artworks. Taiwan is surrounded by sea in the Eastern part of Asia and the Western Pacific Ocean. Located on the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Phillippine Sea Plate, Taiwan is extruded by the plates. As known as the “castle in the mountains', our school pays a lot of attention to students' learnings of the artistic aspects, there are many opportunities for us to learn art in school. For instance, we have a performing art class every week, in which we can choose an art-related subject to learn. Apart from that, we also have in-school clubs and after-school clubs which are related to art, such as instruments and drawing. These classes can draw the inheritance of Taiwanese culture and art. Therefore, we are going to get people to know about our tea culture and teapot culture through this project.

2. Summary of Our Project

Tea is an important part of Chinese culture and daily life. In order to have a cup of delicious tea, a good teapot is needed. In Taiwan, we use Chinese and Japanese teapots, but the tea and the way we use it is different than in Japan or China. One of the best teapot makers in Asia, Nien-chou Chen, starts studying a suitable teapot for Taiwanese because he is a Taiwanese and he’s also a tea lover. He believes a good tea is when the water runs through gold and silver, which makes the water sweater and the quality of the water better, so he tries to develop a teapot made of silver or gold. He then starts thinking about the shape of the teapot, he thinks that one handle teapot suits the best with ergonomics and the leverage makes it easier to use. Lastly, he considers the looks of the teapot, he uses many sites or culture from Taiwan to be the concept of the teapot, and he also uses creativity for the colors, and decorations on the teapot. With expensive materials and beautiful teapots, he sold out one of the most expensive teapots in the world. We are carrying this Taiwanese culture forward to the whole world.

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:2-3

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

It is our first time attending CyberFair, even the group mates were not close to each other before this CyberFair. So, of course, we encountered several problems during our project, such as failing to contact the expert, computer technology issue, groupmates not cooperating, lack of time. Failing to contact the expert really got our group nervous, because that means we do not have any information to support our project. We were afraid that we may not finish the project. So we urgently find another expert to interview. Another problem is the technology issue, no one in our group has learned how to make an official website. Therefore, taking time to learn the technology cost both teachers and students a great amount of time. Consequently, we faced the problem of lacking time to do work. We want to do the project as perfectly as possible, however, the time we have restricts the quality of our project. So we made a proper plan to solve it. Fortunately, our group collaborated and went through all of these difficulties. We are more mature and mannered than before. We think we can do better and more efficiently in the future.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

After participating in this International CyberFair, our team understood the importance of teamwork, communication, and interaction with people. CyberFair also allows us to learn and exchange different cultures with other countries. This experience has also improved many functions, which can be of great help to us in the future. Our collaboration, research, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and most importantly, our willingness to discover knowledge. What I learned by participating in CyberFair far exceeded my imagination. This is such a valuable experience, and I have learned many lessons.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

This project taught us the strategies of how to collect information efficiently, analyze data thoroughly, organize the information correctly, and present and communicate it clearly to people. These skills are being used frequently every day whether in school or in life, these crucial skills really helped us do work more effectively. Our school applied IB learner profile, in which we all become a thinker, risk-taker, communicator, and inquirer in this year’s CyberFair. Our topic this time is Taiwan’s tea culture, furthermore, we learned to preserve our own culture. We understand more related knowledge about the teapot, including its history, origin, and different countries' teapot. We used the internet to make our website to introduce the teapot and Mr. Nian-Zhou Chen, which allowed everyone to see it. If we do it in a traditional way, it might not allow as many people to see as on the internet.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Information, tools, and technologies we used to complete our project Software We Used: Google Docs: edit and organize information Google Drive: store and organize files Google Forms: create a survey, summarize survey results iMovie: edit interview video Canva: edit pictures Adobe Muse Adobe illustrator HTML Tools we Used: Cameras: film, take photos Phones: contact, voice recording Laptops/Desktop device: record information, design the website, data collecting, data analyzing Wi-fi/Optical Network: access the Internet, network connection for computers Other tools/resources: Oral interview with Tr. Nian-Zhou Chen Online survey: to collect more information Legend of teapots related information

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

In our cyberfair project we’ve contacted few people who we want to interview. At first, we want to interview a Taiwanese puppet show stage producer, so we emailed him. Then, this stage producer called us, and he wants a lot of interview fee, so we then change the interviewees to the teapot maker Chen Nian Chou. We contacted Chen Nian Chou’s secretary by email, thankfully the secretary is nice, and she agree to let us interview Chen Nian Chou. We keep contacting her and finally we went to interview Chen Nian Chou on Christmas Eve. When we are interviewing and contacting, we are always polite and nice, as we represent our school, we want our impression to be good. When we are interviewing, everybody is very impressed on what we are doing, they are amazed at how a 8th grade girls can do this much things. Lastly, our interview is very successful, and we all learn a lot things.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Our project is talking about the teapot and tea culture, tea culture is always one of the most important cultures in our country. However, for the past few years, Taiwanese tea culture is starting to disappear, less and less people in Taiwan have learned or even heard of. So this project helps raise the awareness of people in our community. Our project is on the Cyber fair website, which means everyone around the world is able to see the Taiwanese tea culture. And we can be sure that more than 200 people have seen our project and learned more about this important culture.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

In our project, we have to give out forms to collect data, so we send out a lot of emails to students in our school and we also send out links to other members in our community. Thankfully, everyone is nice, they helped us fill out the form and give out a lot of advice and informations to us. Also, many of our teachers gives a lot of helps. Our teacher helped us with a lot of information and advices, and our computer teacher helped us set up our website, we are very thankful to them. We want to thank everyone who helped us collect data and our website or informations.


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