4 students, ages 12-13 worked together to complete this CyberFair project
on March 16, 2006. They have participated in CyberFair in the following
Classes and Teachers: Mrs.Yan Yueqin,
Mr. Liu Guoyuan
E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Process and Workload
2.Read historic material
3.Confirm and begin outline
7.Write and edit
|1.Hold group meeting
2.Set subject and plan
3.Provide material and give instruction
6.Instruct making website and review
7.Instruct using computer
Some teachers of Taole school
Some parents of our members
|1.Provide material and assistance
Description of "Our Community"
is one of the cradles of Chinese culture. There were human beings
even in Paleolithic Age that is 300,000 years ago in Ningxia. Shuidonggou
relics tell us a mysterious story happened a long time ago. After
Zhang Qian, a West Han Dynasty envoy, traveled to western regions,
the Silk Road went through Ningxia where became an important joint
point of traffic and trade between west and east of China. One thousand
years after that, Yuan Hao, leader of Dangxiang people (Tanguts)
established West Xia which lasted for 200 years.
Ningxia does not have
a huge land, but there exists various kinds of physiognomy -- mountains,
plain, plateau, hills, desert and rivers. The stretching and undulant
| Mountain, Liupan Mountain called
green pearl in Loess Plateau, famous Shapotou, beautiful Laolong
Pool, grand Yellow Rive and Sha Lake formed Ningxia's colorful natural
Ningxia is the
merging place of culture in the great bend of Yellow River and
Silk Road. The merging created the culture of West Xia, Islam
and the straightforward frontier fortress character. Ningxia is
lustering for the rock caves, murals in Helan Mountain, tombs
of West Xia, magnificent Nanguan Mosque, Lamasery pagodas and
relic of Great Wall.
of Our Project
local food of Ningxia Province is special for its combination
of styles of traditional central plains and Muslim. Yellow River
carp cooked with sugar and vinegar, pigeon cooked with fish and
steamed mutton are the characteristic food of Ningxia. After discussion,
we decided to choose paste food as our subject. In the project
we introduce the origin,
material, types and cuisine, displaying the characteristics of
Ningxia paste food and helping it spread all over the world.
our project, he lends us his computer.
|A. Percentage of students using
the Internet at home: 2
Number of workstations with Internet access
in the classroom: None
Connection speed used in the classroom:
D. Number of years your classroom
has been connected to the Internet: None
comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
we have to go to our teacher's home for surfing. As
the neighbor of our teacher knows about
Problems We Had to Overcome
Firstly, we have no
experience of such activity. But with the help of the friends in Town
and Talent, we finally complete the project successfully.
Secondly, we don't have
ample time. It was mid October, when we knew we could participate in
the Fair and we had no idea what to do until communicating with Liu
Guoyuan from Town and Talent several times. Then we had our team and
set the subject after discussion with Liu.
communication condition is poor. We communicated once a week via
chatting software and at other time our teacher Miss Yan contacted
Liu with Email. Sometimes the chatting software was not stable and
we had to talk through the phone.
time we went to make research Miss Yan herself paid for the expenses
and she often bought paste food for us. the expenses and she often
bought paste food for us.
Fifthly, our English was
not good enough and Mr. Liu told us the information on the Cyber Fair
website. And the work must be in English, so we had to ask help for Town
Our Project Sound Bite
There were so many
first times in the process of building our website. It was the first
time we used digital camera, chatted on the internet, built website,
wrote stories and took part in such grand activity. We get better knowledge
of ourselves -- there is nothing impossible only if we have determination
and resolution. Taking part in the project really benefits us a lot.
How did your activities and research for this
International Schools CyberFair project support content standards, required
coursework and curriculum requirements?
To build our website, we collect
material relating to history, geography, art, culture and we have improved
computer and interpersonal skills. We have learned many stories of the
paste food and how to make plans and timetable. The entire above are
complements to our classroom lessons. Furthermore, in the process we
encouraged each other and highlighted and enhanced friendship and teamwork
spirit. And we have known how to help others.
What information tools and technologies did you
use to complete your International Schools CyberFair project?
(1) Hardware facilities: computer, digital
(2) Computer software: Dreamweaver for
webpage editing, PhotoImpact for graphic processing, Microsoft Word
for textual information editing, Outlook Express for receiving and sending
mails, Internet Explorer for browsing website, ACDSee for image browsing,
CuteFtp and UC chatting software .
(3) Internet: E-mail, message board, FTP
server, dedicated connected.
In what ways did your students act as "ambassadors"
and spokespersons for your
CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We are very pleased
to spread Ningxia paste food as Community Ambassador. We make
research in different people, our school mates, villagers and
old persons, with the questionnaire as the tool. To make more
people know more about paste food, we put the research result
on our website.
What has been or
will be the impact of your project on your community?
We have a better knowledge
of the paste food and its importance. After the research, we feel Nixingxia
paste food has so many kinds and cuisines and contains long history
and culture that it should be definitely spread to more people even
to the world.
We are a special team
that has extraordinary confidence and perseverance. We believe in 'no
pain no gain' and our friendship has deepened. With the passion we are
able to overcome any difficulties. Furthermore, whenever we came across
problems, there were always support and help with us.
How did your project involve other members of
your community as helpers and volunteers?
All the contents on our website
are edited and marshaled by our team after referring to relative books
and historic material. All the books are listed in the reference list.
The photos are all taken by us with digital camera.
Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
We have known more
about paste food and some stories we never heard of. We are never so
close to paste food. We have improved the ability of cooperation and
communicating. We have realized the importance of forgiveness and encouragement
as we are striving for the same object. At the same time, we deeply
understand the saying 'Confidence is the first step on the road to success!