1. Description of Our Team
Emma is fourteen and was in charge of website design, finding information, writing, and publishing the site. Amy who is also fourteen help contribute to finding information about the topic. Katy who is now fifteen helped with finding information and our project's works cited. Tina is fifteen and came late in our group. Therefore, she didn't contribute to our website nor our information of our topic.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our website is trying to bring attention to the abuse of handicapped people around the world. Our site gives more detail and perspective on the specific conditions in three regions, China, Africa, and the United States.
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:dial-up modem
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):
Our group mainly used the internet to gather information about our project and website. Everyone in our group had access to the internet from home, and at school.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One problem that we had to overcome was a limit on how many people could edit and view the page at a time. We had started our website on an IWeb app from Apple. That meant we had to be all together to view, edit, and give opinions on the website. We did find time to meet up, however, and be productive in putting all of our research, notes, and different ideas into the website.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This project, we hope, will bring more awareness to the conditions that some handicapped people are experiencing, all around the world.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our website addressed global mindedness, global and community appreciation, and the overall research format that is necessary to create a website. We also practiced effective communication, a content standard that practices how to convey ideas and information to a person that may not have heard of them before. One of the biggest achievements of our group was learning each others strengths, weaknesses, and how to effectively work together. We discovered that our school has tried to incorporate programs for handicapped children, so bringing awareness like this greatly benefitted the school.