Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6944

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Hunger in America
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

School: St. Theresa Catholic School
    Austin , Texas, United States of America

3 students, ages 14 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on February 13, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011, 2012

Classes and Teachers: Sam, Evan, and Abby

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Evan, Abby, and Sam are all 14 and we all equally contributed to the creation of the website and Mrs. Pesqueda helped us by contributing to the website and providing leadership in the project. We all helped in the various

2. Summary of Our Project

Our Doors to Diplomacy project was over hunger in America. We wrote about the causes and effects of the hunger crisis. Our project talked about vertical farming and how that could help put an end to hunger. We discussed all the different solutions of hunger, and how we as individuals can help solve the crisis. So, the main focus was solutions to hunger in America.

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

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

We have 2 desktops and a moving laptop cart with 22 laptops for students.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We new next to nothing about technology and we had to learn many different things about creating websites with the help of our teacher. We had to do most of the teaching ourselves and overcame our lack of technical knowledge.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our school has gained very important content to our communication applications class. And this has affected 4 classes so far. We think that this increases our knowledge of technology.

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

Our entire class of Communication Application is based on this making of a website which we enter in 2 different competitions based on technology use. We learned how to use all types of technology and things like weebly, flash vortex, and animoto.

Project Elements

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

We mostly used the internet to make our website. We used weebly to make the site, and animoto and flash vortex to make interesting additions to the content of our website.

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

Our website provides a good source on the internet of how a major crisis in our society--hunger--can be solved.

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

We have impacted our school community because all and both of our classes have all made websites to send into the contest.

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

My teacher helped with positive input and advice on how to create the website. Also, other students have helped make our website more technologically advanced.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We made discoveries in technology and learned how to do many things based on creating websites.


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