1. What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Through participating in the project, we feel Ms. Chen Huei-Mei’s inheritance and persistency. We also feel many people’s innovation, promotion and teamwork toward the entwining art. The entwining art seen the beauty of traditional cultural crafts blossoms everywhere today. The process lets the team learn the following aspects. We should learn how to face problems and solve problems. We make the project connect with the local culture and community. We also realize that the local culture can’t be separated from the community.

(1) The combination of theory and practice in language learning area:

Through the internalization of Chinese and English classes, the members learn how to read an article and take notes I n the project. Through keeping meeting minutes, we learn how to use shorthand and be concise in recording the meeting. Through questionnaire design and exclusive interview, we learn how to express what we want to express in words.

(2) The combination of Internet technology and knowledge application:

With the advanced Internet technology, collecting the information is more convenient and easy. We make the information more complete. We have to be aware of the intellectual property when we get the Internet information.

(3) The practicability of professional skills:

The combination of the project class and multimedia makes the homepage dynamic. Use the functions learning from the webpage design makes the webpage vivid. Using the professional skills we learn at school makes the material collection more rapid. We use Photoshop to make the pictures and photos more visible. Use the designed software to create many components and make the merchandise more fashionable. Discuss the expression way of the content with a Chinese teacher and make the information more fluent.

(4) The ability of teamwork, division of labor and integration:

Each member is responsible for his own task. And then combine the material, discuss with each other, and add the completeness of the project.

(5) The promotion of humanity:

The team understands the history and content of spring flower through visit, DIY and interview. We understand that more people are striving for the perseveration and innovation. Its history, culture and art value are worthy to be discussed. The project needs to collect materials and read materials. When the information is acquired, the word modification ability is improved, too. This makes the project more clearly.

(6) Network and tradition proceed in parallel:

Due to the popularity of Internet technology, team members can discuss the problems at any time. But, it cannot replace the traditional way of face to face. As soon as we find the problems, we can solve it at once and get more interaction.

2. In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

(1) Connect Internet with spring flower:

From Internet, books, journal, we realize the history and art of spring flower, such as process and inheritance. We also learn the process of making spring flower from YouTube. Further, we have a more efficient study on the project and have a good interaction with the different geographic locations.

(2) Establish a Facebook of Spring flower:

We post the materials we collect, project content, reflections, photos of the meeting to Facebook.

(3) Visit exhibitions and have a DIY experience:

Through visiting exhibitions and DIY, we discuss the topic of spring flower with amateurs, and learn more relative stories about spring flower. And then, we share learning experience and reflections.

(4) Step on the journey of finding roots and seeking bless on spring flower:

We visit the preserver of the intangible cultural heritage in the entwining art. We clearly understand the history and inheritance of spring flower. From it, we realize the hardship of the entwining art of being preserved and promoted.

(5) Hold a "Chan-hua lecture and DIY" activity:

  The entwining team and the library hold a "Lecture of blooming of twined flower-YeYingChun Hanging Ornament DIY" activity. 100 teachers and students from the department of Data Processing, Child Care, and Fashion Design participate in the activity. This process makes more people know the culture of the entwining art, skills and popularity.

(6) Make the project homepage:

  We make the two homepages of "Blessing on fingertips - the craft of Twined Flower" and "Blooming of Twined Flower-A Splendid Revival of Spring Flower", which tells about the entwining art. We let more people know spring flower and love the traditional culture of entwining art which is worthy to be preserved. This increases the innovation and value of this local cultural art.

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

The project is an unprecedented experience for us. Since we were children, we were taken care of by our parents. Now we grow up and are able to undertake the task alone. We can look for the materials on our own and participate in the lecture and DIY of entwining art. We even contact with the seniors we don’t know, make a telephone interview and arrange time for an appointment. During the process, we feel grateful and appreciated. Thanks for parents’ breeding. Thanks for the predecessors of spring flower we visited. Thanks for the people who give us help, opinions and support.

During the course of the project, the biggest challenge is that we get the authorization. Because of the opposite’s caution and precision, we get the authorization through tough endeavors. This makes us learn nothing in the world is difficult for one who sets his mind to it. Thanks for the team who gives us support and affirmation. In the project, we just focus on the entwining art. We hope this move can make more people involve in entwining art. To learn the traditional art and to promote the cultural inheritance is our hope and vision.

4. How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

During the course of the project, we cite the senior’s articles. Therefore, respecting the intellectual property and quotation is very important.

(1) Written materials:

The source of written materials comes from books, essays, journals and Internet. We organize the materials and present them after modification. When we quote the materials, we can affix the source.

(2) Pictures:

Some pictures are taken by the team members, and others are copied by the book and essay. While using them, we affix the source. The team will get the authorization from the author.

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5. Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

(1) Finding:

In the thesis, we discover that entwining art has been promoting for a long time. However, only the elders know the spring flower and the youth have no idea about it. The youth think that spring flower is the plastic flower on the rice cake during the Chinese New Year. We hope that we can make more people know the value and the cultural meaning of the traditional entwining art.

(2) Lesson:

We didn’t look for the material in detail during the process. It makes us find the irrelevant materials toward the topic. It not only takes a lot of time but also makes instructors feel troubled while reading materials. Instructors didn’t know which part is to be discussed. Therefore, we have to read the whole article before collecting materials, and to pick the better descriptions.

(3) Surprise:

On our way to visit Ms. Chen Hueimei’s “spring flower” workshop in Wujie, we met a couple in the wedding ceremony. We found that a woman wore a plastic spring flower. Then we stepped forward and asked her. She is a matchmaker wearing the “plum blossom” spring flower on her head. On seeing this, we felt novelty, delighted and surprised. By means of the opportunity, we promote Ms. Chen Hueimei’s handmade spring flower.

Source of information and pictures by myself