Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7225

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Diseases
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

School: SCIS-Hongqiao
    Shanghai, Shanghai, China

4 students, ages 14-16 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, Jessica, Ingrid, Carey, Samantha

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Jessica is 15-year old girl from Finland. She is half Finnish and half Georgian. This is her first year in SCIS and she had been in Shanghai for 8 months. Jessica can speak Finnish, Russian, English, a little bit French and Swedish. Ingrid is a girl, who is 16 years old from South Korea. She is fully Korean, who can speak Korean, Mandarin, English, and a little bit of Spanish. Carey is a 14-year old girl from Hong Kong. She has been living in Shanghai for 12 years and speaks Chinese, Cantonese, English, Shanghainese, and now she is currently learning French in school. This is her 7th year in SCIS Samantha is 16 years old, a girl from USA. She is Chinese and American and has been in Shanghai for 8 months. This is her first year in SCIS. Samantha can speak English, a little bit of Chinese and a bit of Spanish.

Our adult coaches were Ms. Brill and Mr. Pyatt. They contributed us in this project by giving us information how to create a webpage, how to do a proper citation, and other informations which were useful in our project. We all joined together to do this project, because we wanted to educate people about different diseases in the world. We all together did research, Jessica and Carey both did webpages and combined them. Carey also designed the webpage. Whole team made a hard work to distribute the site about diseases.

2. Summary of Our Project

We want to educate people about the world's dangerous and different types of diseases and the role international diplomacy and cooperation can play in eradicating those diseases.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

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):


4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Difficulties that we faced during making the website was communication among our group member that we did the same topic to research but not the united context. So we have to fix and combine it together. And we have no match time, so we did our work separately. Also we have a member whose native language is not English, so the grammar and structure was maybe hard for her. The program was hard to control, but we tried our best.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

I feel really honored and fresh because it was my first time to participate in Doors to Diplomacy as a group. And I’m happy and be thankful to my group members that they helped me a lot and doing their best job.

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

The content standards our doors to diplomacy project addressed is that we are telling everyone about different diseases so others will know what is happening when they have different symptoms,this project fit into your required school guidelines because doors to diplomacy is all about sharing and telling others what to do and helping others so this is a good project,the new skills that we learnt is that we need to work together and work hard to make a thing good and it's all about talking to each other and helping each other,we better understand specific ideas when we know how this will affect others and we know what other people needs,using internet for teaching and learning been more effective than traditional methods because when you research something on the internet there might be other people's feelings or opinions, we can take the opinions and consider again about our own opinion.

Project Elements

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

To complete our doors to diplomacy we used laptops they are mac air,and mac the white one,internet helped us a lot because we just typed in what we need and all informations came out,but for the informations we had to put it in our own words,I think internet is the most useful tool that we had because internet has so much right now and every thing is good on internet

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

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

Our project has helped people understand different types of diseases better. Also, our project has helped people learn how to identify and prevent different types of diseases. The main point of our project is to promote a healthy environment among our community and the people who view our website.

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

We would like to thank our English teacher Miss Brill for giving us clear instructions on how to start this project. Also, she helped us put our project together.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)



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