Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6962

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: St Theresa Catholic
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

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

4 students, ages 14, 13, 13, 13 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on February 9, 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

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.

Project Elements

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

We used dell laptops and creation websites to create websites, the Internet for resource, and the knowledge we already possess. Adam.

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

They posted information on their website to encourage community participation. We also have developed a blog.

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

We learned the struggles of working with a team, yet the outcome when you really do work together. It brought us all closer together and we discovered the working of technology better. This project made us rethink what we had learned in previous years and how to apply that to the world of computers. The people that have seen our website have really enjoyed what we saw and loved it.

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

Mrs. Pesqueda helped us. She kept us going through hard times and never let us down. We owe all of our success to her. We couldn't have done this without her.


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