1.Project Elements
1. How did your activities and research for this International Schools CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
LanguageData organization and collection; website copywriting.
Nature; life science & technologyUnderstanding of Fenggu Company’s equipment and knowledge in the principles of rice drying, the growth and improvement of rice.
Art & humanityPhoto taking techniques; webpage production and design.
General activities Interview etiquette, teamwork and time management.
Information educationDigital photo processing; use of software for website production.
Social science Knowledge in Fenggu Company’s background, rice trading, and management styles.
2. What information tools & technologies did you use to complete your CyberFair project?
Software programFunctions
Microsoft Office Word 2010Text and data editing
FilezillaDocuments and data uploading
EditplusWebsite production
Google browser Online searches, data collection and Google drives
FTP & WEB ServerDocuments browsing
PhotoCap 6.0, PixlrPhoto editing
Font awesome servicesDecorative icons and symbols
3. What methods and techniques did you use to complete your CyberFair project?

1. Special Topic Research: Appreciation of the importance of teamwork and the efficiency of time management by participating in Cyberfair project.

2. Interviews: Establishing an understanding of Fenggu Company’s mission statement and the significance of the rice industry.

3. Field trips: A visit to Fenggu Company to understand the workflow of rice drying, the company’s operating environment, management and current status.

4. Hands-on operation: Appreciation of the hard work and commitment required for business activities by working on product packaging and equipment cleaning.

4. What has been the impact of your project on your community?

The participation in the Cyberfair project allows us to re-establish our understanding of the rice business, an important industry in Taiwan. We hope the research findings can encourage people to cherish rice and eat rice, so that the local rice culture can continue. We wish more people can get to know the rice industry in Taiwan and appreciate the efforts and commitment from small firms such as Fenggu Company.

We started with no idea what Cyberfair project was about. We collected data, conducted interviews, wrote manuscripts and finally produced our website. Team members occasionally had conflicting opinions or experienced bottlenecks in the process. However, we gradually accomplished our work through discussions and with guidance from our teachers. We came to understand the importance of teamwork and time management. Detailed information will be shown on our website.

5. Findings and surprises

We eat rice every day but we never paid attention to it. By gaining an in-depth understanding of Fenggu Company, we got to know the value of small businesses to the local community, the interaction between companies, and the essential role of these firms in our day-to-day life. We became grateful for those who contribute to the local economy. We also learned much about the culture and history of rice and the importance of rice to Taiwan.