1. Description of Our Team
Description of our Team: Our names are Antonia, Anne Marie, and Sarah. We are all 14 years old at St. Theresa’s in Austin Texas. We were assigned to work together in our Commapps elective class. We work together really well and are working on it every Monday and Wednesday. Anne Marie is in charge of how we can help, Sarah talks about the causes of hunger, and I talk about the health of the poor. We all contribute to the special effects and photos. Mrs. Pesqueda is our teacher and leader.
2. Summary of Our Project
We are working on hunger in America. Things like how it effects people in America like death and malnourishment. Also, about different ways we can help like charities. Also, there are things about how the poor are fat and not skinny and because they don’t eat healthy. It has pictures and videos that also regard 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:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had many obstacles to overcome. We were especially having trouble finding uncopyrighted images to use for our site. Another challenge that we faced was incorporating technology into our website through sites like Flash Vortex and Animoto.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Doors to Diplomacy had given us the opportunity to take a look at our community and to see what is really going on with the hunger situation.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We learned how to put on flash vortex and made the site look really good. We learned teamwork skills like having to talk at home or text about the project. The Internet has allowed us to communicate well and offered many tools to help us complete the project.