Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6961

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Arts and Culture 2011
Category: 8. Arts and Culture

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

4 students, ages 13, 13, 13, 14 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on February 16, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011, 2012

Classes and Teachers: Mrs. Pesqueda

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Patrick who is 13, Ian who is 13, Catherine who is 13, and Andrea who is 14 all worked on Arts and Culture, and we all did one page on what we liked about 2011. We talked about all the new, interesting things that happened in Austin, Texas in 2011. 2011 was a very interesting year because many people have done many fun things like in pictures and music. We need to give thanks to our teacher Mrs. Pesqueda. She showed us how to use fantastic places in to find and put our information.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project was to show other people what Austin looked like in 2011. We looked at unique arts, and life stiles. The arts in Austin Texas is very different than other states, and we wanted to show everyone about the different art and culture in Austin. Austin has multiple cultures, this is one reason why Austin has a large population because they have many different life styles.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

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

The obstacles that we have overcome since the beginning of the, have been multiple computer problems, that include the Internet not working to them running out of battery. Many more computer problems have came up in our working time, but we overcame them by working hard, and working at our houses. We also have put in a lot of time in class despite the distractions that we have in the classroom from other groups and such. But we feel that we have done a good job on our project overall. - Ian Tellechea

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have all learned multiple new things that have happened in the world in the past year. And have grown in our knowledge of the world and current events. - Ian Tellechea.

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

Our research and activities for this Doors to Diplomacy project support content standards, required coursework, and curriculum requirements by helping us be prepared for the trials and tribulations of our project over Arts and Culture in 2011. We have had to do tons research over the arts and culture and it has helped me appreciate how encouraged this subject is. The required coursework gets sometimes tedious but I know it is meant to help improve our project and quality of work. We all have enjoyed this project immensely. All of these factors have supported our project and made it a lot better whether in the website or our work ethic.

Project Elements

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

They used many tech tools like Animoto and FlashVortex.

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

They invited participation through lunch programs for their parents and family members.

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

Our website will help our community in many ways. Our project helps bring awareness to our community of the arts and culture of 2011. Our project tells people of the movies, music, art, fashion, dance, and food of our community. These are just some of the things people can learn from our website. Besides ourselves and classmates, many people in our community have seen our website. We had a presentation for all of or friends and family to show them not only our website, but also the tools we used to create the website. We received a lot of positive feedback from them. They also gave us tips to improve it and make it better. Our project has impacted our community in many ways.

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

Before w e finished our site, we received a lot of help from our community. We presented our websites to our friends and families. They gave us a lot of positive feedback on our websites. They also helped us improve the websites in many ways.


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