1. Description of Our Team
Our team consisting of Shan, Paul, and Francis with the age of 15, and Jay with the age of 16, members of SLU-LHS Baguio City, Philippines, were gathered by our coach and mentor Sir Vincent Tabor. We have decided to team up because we are close friends in class and because we believe that it would be easier for us based on our areas of expertise. Francis, being a better user of Photoshop than the others, will be in charge of editing pictures and creating web templates. Paul, being our artist, will be the one designing our website and determining the layout. Shan, good in video editing, will be in charge of videos and editing them. And Jay will be the one creating the structure of the website. All of us have an experience on research so we will be conducting it as a team. We will also be the one proof viewing it. The team’s motto is “Walang imposible sa pusong naniniwala.” or translated as “There is nothing impossible in a heart that believes.”
2. Summary of Our Project
The purpose of our project is to promote and introduce the Philippine National Sport, Arnis, and to show the wonder and beauty of this art. We would like to use Arnis as our mean of promoting peace, diplomatic relationship, competence, and sportsmanship between countries. We believe introducing Arnis to the world will help in building stronger unity throughout the world.
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
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We, being in special class of the Science Section, have many problems to face. We have too many requirements in the different subject areas like projects, assignments, seatworks, and quizzes. We always start our classes at 7:30 and are dismissed at 5:20. Because of our dismissal time and many requirements, we were not really sure if we have enough time. Having no workplace and enough resources were also some of the problems we had to consider and overcome. Our lack of knowledge about our project also contributed a lot on our burden about our project. Also, we are participants of the CyberFair so we were doing two projects simultaneously. Regardless of these problems, we still stood up in the end and overcame every obstacle that came our way.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
“There is nothing impossible in a heart that believes.”
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
With our project, we have promoted Arnis as a sport helping in the eradication of vices of students making them more productive individuals. One of the curriculum guidelines of our school is the promotion of the general welfare of the students and indulging one’s self in sports would develop such holistic nature of the student. We have learned skills in promoting healthy and sound activities and we have also learned collaboration. Our educational system is geared towards producing competent and skilled human resource – us future productive citizens of the country. The youth as they say are the hope of the future. Using the Internet in the teaching learning process is more effective than traditional method because we have more access to information.