1. Description of Our Team
There are 4 members that make up our doors to diplomacy group. The first is Adam, he is 14 years old, second is Allison who is 13. Third is Cole, who is 13 and Johnathan who is also 13. We joined together in this project to provide awareness about youth safety in sports and the personal gains from playing sports as a child. We divided work into four sections, one for each person. Mrs. Pesqueda has been our guidance adult that contributes by supplying us laptops to use and provides motivation to stay on task. Adam.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our group will examine health in relation to the connection between sports and well-being. Categories for exploration include: 1. Children who play competitive sports- do benefits out weigh the risks? 2. what lessons can be learned that benefit people from playing sports? 3. Sports scandals- Is too much power and freedom given to athletes and coaches? 4. Which is best...putting athletics or academics first? So basically, the ups and downs, benefits and disadvantages of playing sports as a youth. Adam.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none
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):
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
In our project, we have had to overcome bad Internet connection, not knowing user names or passwords, computers shutting down, and off task workmates. Cole.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The Doors to Diplomacy project means that we can share our knowledge of the internet and world issues with other people through a website. We are constantly learning more and using our previous knowledge to make this work. Allison.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In the Doors to Diplomacy project, we had to have a certain standard. We all do equal amounts of work and have to work hard so that we can complete our website and make it look good and be filled with information. It fit into our required guidelines because we are making a website and applying the knowledge that we have learned. We learned the mechanics of putting a website together, how to embed videos and pictures, and how the quality of information needs to be very high. We practiced teamwork. We really are going into depth about sports and its meaning to us and the problems it arises in our society and in education. This project will help us to understand technology more which is what I think this part of our class is mainly about. We discovered that learning and applying can be hard, but with a team to support you, you can do anything. We are showing our knowledge and website off to the community so they can also understand how to use technology better and overcome obstacles that may arise in making websites. Yes. The Internet has really helped us to find information faster and to learn how to use computers more. It has been an amazing tool to our success. Allison.