1. Description of Our Team
Our first team member is Nicolai who is a math wizard and an all around guy who is responsible enough to do all of his duties. He likes computer games, drafting, and loves music. Nicolai is also a good speaker, he speaks for others, for him and for our class. He is also the part of the debate team in our school. Nicolai is also good at playing the guitar while singing. Another team member is Giordano, or most likely called Gio. He likes sports most of all including volleyball, badminton. He is fond of watching Sports Presentations. He loves playing board games on his free time. He is pretty much updated on the latest trends because of his love of interaction on facebook. The third team member is Danielle a simple but futuristic girl. An amateur landscape photographer who is conservative of her opinions. An artist who can freely draw without sources. An admirer of interior designs and subtle portraits. The last member is Nikki who loves literature. An optimistic girl who wants to have a great future ahead of her. Open minded when it comes to listening to music and narrowly minded when it comes to her opinions.
We joined this project because it is a part of our work. Our work is divided equally, and supportingly, we will help each other out to finish our desired outputs.
2. Summary of Our Project
We chose this topic, Category 4 Science and Technology. The purpose of this topic we chose is to show the specific subject of Space Travel. We will show this is an interesting way like showing places in the outer space, knowledge about Space Travel and more. Another purpose it to show a timeline that will show significant events regarding the history, developments as well as failed and succesful attemps of Space Travel. It wil also show different topics on the said subject and the varied opinions of other countries. Mainly, our last purpose is to teach our fellow students the importance of Science and being aware of the latest news today on the world of Science. This project is important to us because, it will both show what is the importance of studying Science, both to us, our fellow Louisians, and everybody in 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:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We think the problems we have to overcome is time. Since we will have to use a lot of time on our research and our webpage itself. Another problem is our research, we will have to distinguish false news from true ones. We would have to be very careful in what we will write or post in our webpage since it will affect the viewer’s interpretation of what is currently happening or the events that happened in the past regarding Space Travel. Also we have to collaborate our thoughts and have the same desired output so that we will be satisfied in our output. We would have to help and support each other to be contented and not regretful of what happen when we finish the project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
“Knowledge is Power.” By Sir Francis Bacon. We have chosen this quotation as the best summarization of our participation in this project. Knowledge is a person’s acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles from studies and/or investigations. With knowledge, a person can put a stop to the increasing number of deaths caused by a deadly disease. With knowledge, one can start wars, or better yet, put an end to it. With knowledge, a person can share and help improve the betterment of the living. We think that Knowledge can aid humankind’s impurities and wrong notations and with adequate knowledge, a person can pull a sinking nation from the abyss.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
During the past, only a select few students in our school,often 4th year and a few 3rd year students are registered to compete in this competition. Now, all third year students are now joining. This became a two part project for two grading periods. The first part, documentation, became one quiz, assignment, and project. The second part, the website itself, will become are heaviest project requirement, which will be 100 points. We were given the chance to practice our new skill in web development. For third years, HTML and CSS lessons are part of our T.H.E. curriculum. Because of this project, we acquired a new skill which is web development, and as our teachers tell us, “in the near future, the knowledge you gain here can become your means of earning a living.” In addition, we had access to the Internet, making it easier for us to do our project. This became a convenience, considering that we had other subjects to think about. Furthermore, we realized that we were very lucky. Not many schools here in our city have this curriculum, and only a handful of students ever get to try web development. Also, we have a T.H.E. teacher that is very adept in web development. He is but a few teachers here in our city who aspires to have future web developers. Finally, we also found out that we are fortunate to be given the chance to speak about what we see and believe in international issues. Nowadays, the world does not see that we too have our say in these topics. The Doors to Diplomacy gives us that chance to give our opinions, and somehow initiate change.