1. Description of Our Community
Dr. Tzu-Hung Lin started X5 Charity Foundation in 2020. The foundation is committed to the health of pregnant women, fetuses, and children in all aspects of body and mind. They assist pregnant women with psychological support and the integration of various resources to protect the medical rights of more sick fetuses and newborns.
2. Summary of Our Project
To encourage a more collective public spirit, X5 Charity Foundation was introduced to the students at the beginning of the semester. After knowing how they have helped many pregnant women, children, and hospitals in rural areas, we want to take the opportunity of participating in CyberFair competition to spread the spirit of the X5 Charity Foundation to people all over the 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: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
Organizing the interview transcripts in a second language is not easy. Younger club members might want to rely on Google Translate, but we knew that the result usually isn't good. While proofreading each others' work, experienced members and teachers would show the younger members how to find better ways to translate Chinese transcripts to English, such as on-line dictionaries that provide example sentences. As for the site map, the 5th graders didn't know how to use MindMup or Coggle, then the 6th graders would search instructions or tutorial videos on Google to teach them.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Joining International Schools CyberFair let us have the opportunity to visit one of the many local charity organizations, X5 Charity Foundation. Meeting with Dr. Lin gave us a chance to learn more about giving back to our community and to pass on the spirit.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Language: The inspiration comes from two articles, one from Chinese Language textbook, “Magical Blue Ribbon” and the other from “Mother Fletcher's Gift” in Reading Street. Social studies: Students incorporated their donation drive experience into the project by reflecting the challenge they met when trying to raise money for people in need. Integrated activities and computer science: Students created the project framework and planned the research based on relevant information they found/filtered online, which also helps them design interview questions. Students also learned to use Coggle or MindMup to organize their findings.