1. Description of Our Team
Our Team has two students. They are Duong and Duc, who are both 17 years old. Duong is studying at grade 11 and he is the team leader.Although his major subject are maths, physics and chemistry, he is really interested in Arts and Culture. Duong is good at designing website, so he is in charge of desinging website and collecting videos. Duc specialized in history and geography. His job is collecting and writing contents of the website.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our web is about Vietnamese typical cuisines. We would like to introduce Vietnamese food and cakes to people in the world. In this website one can learn how to make Vietnamese traditional food and know more about our culture. The reason why we choose the web project topic on Arts and Culture is that our school has held a cooking competition. In this competition, each class made typical cakes or food in Viet Nam. I saw our friends did very well. We learned a lot from that competition. We also hope that many people know about our culture. Therefore, we decided to make a website project on the framework of Doors to diplomacy on this topic. In order to be successful in our web project, we did research on Internet and library. we also interview our relatives, teachers and some experts in our fields. In this site, poeple can learn more about Vietnam Arts and cultures.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We have 2 main problem when we did this project. The first problem is time. We are too busy with our lessons and assignments at school. The second one is Interent access. We are not allowed to access Internet at school.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our participation to the Doors to Diplomacy project helps us to established new connection between students and teachers. Throught this project we can have a new connection with other teams of another countries and we better understand their culture and habits.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project’s goal is to bring knowledge and information about Vietnam’s Arts and culture. During the working process for our Doors to Diplomacy project, We gained lots of skills and knowledge. Our confidence has been improved much as we realized how much we can do if we are active and motivated. We aslo learned a special experience of working in group and collaboration. We worked and shared ideas together. Each person in groups supported each other. Moreover, we learned more about our culture and other countries because we have searched and shared a lot. Besides, our English has been improved . We gained lots of computer skills as well, such as creating webs and effective researching information. Finally, we would like to say that working on this project showed us advantages of modern methods of teaching and learning. As we were allowed to create website on what we were interested in and to put the material that we considered was useful and interesting, which opened the doors of our fantasy and We were really motivated and hard-working because we were doing what we like. Therefore, we found that working on such kind of web projects is much more interesting and attractive than traditional methods of learning and teaching. Thanks to Doors to Diplomacy, we have a good place to show our creativity.