Project Elements
1¡¢How did your activities and research for this International Schools CyberFair project support content standards, required coursework and curriculum requirements?

The activity involves literature, history, geography, computer, art and culture. We have learned many things that are not in the text books.

We break out of the classroom, and learn from the real-life environment and experiences and from various experts in history and culture. Through this research project, we have learnt how to search for information, how to conduct an interview, how to organize information. These abilities will become our life-long assets.

In addition, Huangzhong County Museum and Ta¡¯er Lamasery Management Committee gave us a lot of support and help. Although due to the busy study, we had to do the work at noon break time and weekends and sometimes we were very tired, we have a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

2¡¢What information tools and technologies did you use to complete your International Schools CyberFair project?

(1) Hardware facilities: computer, digital camera, recorder, scanner, flash disk, scanner.

(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 for transmitting information.

(3) Internet: E-mail, message board, FTP server,dial-up modem£®

3¡¢In what ways did your students act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your International Schools CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We consider it our responsibility to make the public understanding the "history of Ta¡¯er Monastery", thus we should play the role of "community ambassadors" and reveal this history to others.

We have tried to tell others what we know and introduced Ta¡¯er to school mates and villagers.

We realize our research result in the form of signboards, as well as a homepage hosted by the school website. Apart from being a resource for countryside education, the homepage also allows citizens to deepen their understanding of the local history through the Internet. The website we make is believed to make more people know about Ta¡¯er and Tibetan Buddhism.

4¡¢What has been or will be the impact of your project on your community?

Through this research project, we have come to know more about the history of Ta¡¯er Monastery and Tibetan Buddhism. We are fully confident that our work, when finished, would be the most exhaustive online resource on ¡°Ta¡¯er Monastery¡± at the moment.

In the process of research, we have felt the public's concern about the future development of Ta¡¯er Monastery.Protection of cultural assets has become the most concerned issue in the past decade. We hope that our project would not only deepen the public's knowledge of Ta¡¯er Monastery, but also arouse their recognition and passion for cultural assets.

We all have a kind of passion and confidence unique to ourselves. Through this project, we have established good interaction with the community. Our actions are full of passion, and we behave with full confidence.

5¡¢How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

We interviewed Ta¡¯er Lamasery Management Committee£¬Huangzhong County Religion Department£¬Huangzhong County Museum in order to learn more about history of Ta¡¯er Monastery.

We interviewedTown Talent Technologies in order towebpage construction.

6¡¢Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We have got a better knowledge of Ta¡¯er Monastery¡¯s history and the story of Tsongkhapa. The activity has enhanced our teamwork spirit and improved our communicating and interpersonal abilities.

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