1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your Doors to Diplomacy project?
While working on 'Our little Doors to Diplomacy' we were using the following software: GNU Image ManiPulator (GIMP) text editor: Notepad++, Gnome Edit Gallery: JAlbum, FotoPlayer, ning, slide com OS: Ubuntu, Windows Vista,
Some of them were installed as OS or applications on our computers at home, wheras some, in our computer lab at school. Ning and slidecome are applications free to use which you can find on the Interent.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your Doors to Diplomacy project both on-line and in person.
Students pepared lots of visual material about our country e.g. about places of historical intrest like Cracow - the old capital of Poland, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, example of Polish cusine etc. They also presented culture of other countries to their schoolmates and the local community.
They aslo designed a blog on NING.com to encourage more visitors to our Web and enable them to contact us personally, ask questions and upload their own photos, presentations and articles presenting their own culture. By using this application they will aslo be able to compare different customs and traditions by using chat application.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
We think that our project made a big difference to how young people in our local community see the world. Not only the young but also the grown-ups praize us for the good influence such activity has on their perception of the World. People around the world could learn new things about our community by reading articles in which we try to tell others about our town - Swietochlowice and show different local events and happenings which take place here.
Our international activity was praised by different people from both Poland and other countries from both Asia and Europe.reading articles in which we try to tell others about our town Swietochlowice and describe different local events and happenings. Our international activity was praised by different people from both Poland and other countries from both Asia and Europe.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
About 20 students of our school aged 16-19 gathered in the European Club of ZSEI Swietochlowice were involed in collecting and preparing materials for online publishing within different activities of our Club. If we were lucky to be the finalist, the prize would be just for all of them.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
'Our Little Doors to Diplomacy' learned us collaboration within a team work. It was a very good experience for all of us. We learned that we can rely on each other. It is good to know that we made up a good team.
In the near future we're going to get publicity of the local media, other schools and students and encourage them to join us in promoting our national culture.