1. Description of Our Team
Matteo (14) was the team leader which had the iWeb file on his computer, he wrote the 'Rome' page, most of the diplomacy page after gathering opinions from the team mates, he proofread everything. Creed (14) interviewed a man in the airplane industry and wrote half of the 'issue' page. Gustavo (15) wrote the other half of the 'issue' page and the 'Israel' page. Tristan (14) wrote some of the Diplomacy page. We didn't chose our team, we were put together. Ms. Brill was our coach.
2. Summary of Our Project
We chose airport security because we are all quite frequent travelers, more than the average teenager. Over the years we had issues with airport security and we wanted to help the world by improving the way airports do security. By security, we don’t only mean if the airport is secure, but also other factors that may influence people going through security, such as the respect the guards have to the cultures of the people going through.
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:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We are in China and we had some barriers with internet, but we overcame them by using a VPN.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our group actually worked really well together. We had problems setting up our meetings, but we just used a lot Skype. We had problems with multiple editing of the website, in the end we did not resolve the issue, but we just sent files to each other. Another barrier was the language barrier, since a new French student was in the group and only one of our group members could speak French.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This project has strengthened friendships between the members. We brought a lot of relevant information to this community since everyone has taken the airplane in the community and we think they might be interested in this topic.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our content addressed the people who take the plane, since it is good to know everything that is happening with airport security since we all are quite frequent travelers. We learned many new skills, for example, we learned how to collaborate with people even without meeting them in person often. We played quite an important role in the community because now, we are teaching the community rather than the community teaching us. Internet is a very useful tool for teaching and learning for us and it has been proven for us that it is more effective.