1. Description of Our Community
Yunlin, Jiayi and Tainan in southern Taiwan are also the areas of the Canaan Plain. This is the first place in Taiwan to be reclaimed, so many monuments have been left. The opening of the railway in 1908 accelerated Taiwan's economic development. Our community is located in the middle of the Canaan Plain, so we chose to introduce the wooden railway station.
2. Summary of Our Project
The theme of our study is four wooden railway stations in Yunlin, Jiayi and Tainan. These stations have been in operation since the opening of the railway in western Taiwan in 1908. Although all four stations have been remodeled, they retain their former appearance.
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:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
There are three computers and tablets in the classroom, each of which can be connected to the Internet to query data. The school has a fiber optic network to connect to the Internet very quickly.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had lots of problem on the project. The most difficult challenge is the time. We can only visit the station on the weekend, and the schedule is up to the train’s time table.So every one looks for the information of one station.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We learn a lot after we visited the stations. We thought the station is only for transportation at first. But we knew every station has it’s own story and it’s own meaning now. It will be a wonderful journey if you visit the stations with a different view just like us.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The new things we know in the project The living skills: We know how to buy the ticket, how to read the time table, and how to take the train. It’s the basic living skills. The social studying: We know that trains play the role of improving the transportation in Taiwan. And the station is important for the citizen. The internet: We learned how to make a website, how to use the digital camera, and how to edit the phptos.