Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7214

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Internet Piracy
Category: 5. International Security

School: Shanghai Community International School- Hongqiao
    Shanghai, Shanghai, China

3 students, ages 14,15,15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 7, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Classes and Teachers: Amy Brill, Max, Oliver, Daniel

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

We(Daniel and Oliver) had wanted to be in a group. Firstly we got assigned Tae Hyun who was another oen of our classmates. Tae Hyun left at christmas and we got Max

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is about the file sharing issue. We wanted to make a website that informed people about the file sharing issue and what it was. We decided to do this because this is a topic that is going on right now and so many people are using the internet. We made a website that talks about the history of the issue. We speculate in what's going to happen in the future with the issue. On the side there are videos and pictures that are related to the topic.

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: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):

The school has provided all student laptops that they can work and type from.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Our project went pretty smooth when it came to the technology. We didn't have any major problems that were hard to fix. The biggest problem were the works cited. We couldn't indent the link so we had to insert all the links onto easy bib and re-cite the sources. We then downloaded a document with the sources from easy bib and copied the list onto the website

5. Our Project Sound Bite

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

This project has been a new part of our grade for our Language Arts class this year. We have practiced several skills that will be important for us in the future. The most important skill we have been practicing is the internal citation because we will need to use it when we start the IB. We have also learned by doing this why the skill is important to be able to use. Doing this project has help us understand the issue more from both perspectives.

Project Elements

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

We used the internet for finding sources. We used several programmes and websites to be able to finish the project. An important website we used was EasyBib, we used it cite our sources and get them into the correct format. The major program that we used was iWeb, which was used to create the website. The program cam with our Macs when we got them. To communicate with each other we used Skype for the most part. We also had several meetings during school time.

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

After this project we will have a lot of knowledge about the topic of Internet piracy. When people have this discussion or want to learn about it we will be able to answer questions about it. We have shown the website to our friends and family so they wil be able to recommend it to people they know if they want information.

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

Our website was made to inform people about the issue. Our goal is to teach people and maybe that will make a difference. First and foremost we want that we know to learn about the website so they can go and look at it. After that we hope that their friends will look at it and maybe they will spread it even further. So far people have given us feedback on what we can change to make it look better. We want to thank them because they help us get our message through, we want people to read through the whole thing and not stop after they have read half.

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

The pers in our grade have helped a lot. They have been giving us feedback on what we can make better. They have given us feedback on what is good and what is bad about the site. They have also helped us correct mistakes, helped us do the citation.


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