1. Description of Our Team
Amy Brill- She is our teacher/coach that helped us with the project. She made dates and deadlines on specific information that was due. She organized all the teams and gave us suggestions on how to make the project better.
Kyra- She is 14 years old. She wrote all the parts of the website that we needed including the Poverty tab, the Diplomacy tap, and she organized our works cited together. She also edited the writing.
Elaine- She is 14 years old. She designed the whole website and published it. She found all the pictures, and the map. She did some editing of the paragraphs and works cited pages as well.
Juanita- She is 14 years old. She wrote her own biography and helped encourage some videos.
They decided to do this project together because Kyra and Juanita are the writers and editors of the project and Elaine is the website designer and tech person.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our Doors to Diplomacy website is made to encourage the eradication of poverty in various parts of the world(Ethiopia, China, and India) We are going to explore what role diplomacy can play in the eradication of poverty.
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
For the Youtube video in the poverty tab, you must have a Youtube proxy or have access to Youtube to view the video.
Also IF you click our website and everything on the page is disorganized, all there needs to be done is to keep refreshing the page until everything is organized. Wix sometimes has this problem with our website.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One technical obstacle was the Youtube poverty video that Elaine needed to upload to the website. She doesn't have access to Youtube. She tried converting it but Wix wouldn't allow that file unless its a youtube link. She asked her friend to find the exact same link on youtube. Once she retrieved that, she put the link on the website and now it works. It works for people who have access to Youtube or have a Youtube proxy. Another barrier we overcame, was losing one team member half-way through the year. Because she was going to be the main researcher and one of the writers, Kyra, Elaine, and Juanita, all had to work extra hard to research and write.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Kyra, Juanita, and Elaine think that their poverty website for Doors to Diplomacy has changed there perspective on poverty and how it should be history. They hope the website could influence others around the world to make poverty history as well.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This project supported our content standards, required coursework, and curriculum requirements. Our school is a huge promoter of communication, higher level thinking, and appreciation of our global community. This project promoted all of these. We learned how to communicate what is going on in our world through a website. From this project, we also discovered how differently people from different countries view things. We are all American, but when people from different countries read our site, they had different thoughts on things. We learned many things using the internet. Teachers tend to leave out some information and make it nicer for us to hear. Using the internet as a teacher, gained us access to information that we wouldn't necessarily discover.