today i will be talking about my latest combined class project. the project was a combination of Scimatics and my Humanities class. the scimatics portion of the project was learning about cells and diseases (i thought that it tied in really well with what is happening today in our world) and the humanities portion learning about different explorers from the 15th century. the first part of the scimatics portion was learning about what cells and diseases do to our body. the first portion of the humanities project was learning about how canada was found. the second part of the scimatics portion was choosing a disease from the 15th century, I chose to use the disease tuberculosis. i chose this disease because I thought that it was a pretty cool disease with the way that it attacks the lungs and what some of the symtoms are. for the second part of the humanities portion of the project we had to chose our explorer, for mine I chose francis drake. i chose him because i thought that it was cool how he was the first ever elplorer to circumnavigate the globe. (maybe also how his name was the easiest to remember because of the uncharted game that is based around him) the third part of the scimatics portion was to research our disease. i learned a lot about how tuberculosis (also known as TB) travels through the body and how it attacks the lungs and that it can spread through dust particals that are floating in the air. the next part that we did for humanities was making a story spine for what our comic was going to be about. the next part of scimatics was taking a unit quiz on cells and diseases using khan academy. now that we were done all the learning it was time to start making the comic book. for making the comic book we used an app called comic life. one thing that i really like about it, is how simple and easy to use it is. it is really easy to add pages and to add drawings and text bubbles and decorating the page. the only thing that i dont really like about it is how the drawings that i made in sketches pro were distorted and looked different going into the app. enough talk about the steps of the project. so here is my actual comic
now i will reflect on the core competencies of the project.
Communicating: communicate ideas, findings, and solutions to problems, using scientific language, representations, and digital technologies:
I feel that I showed this when I was picking a disease that spreads fast due to it being airborne in a small space enough to infect an entire ship of sailors so they had to stop sailing and in the time zone of when the comic takes place.
Establish Historical Significance: how do we make choices about what is worth remembering?:
I feel that I showed this when making my book through showing the different events that were real life events in my comic and seperating them from the events that I cut out and changed
Connect: how do I understand my own and others personal connection to texts I read, listen, and view?:
When we had to read the comics I found that it was really hard to connect to them since in the comics it was a fictional world I found it much easier to connect with the story of sir Francis drake since he is a real person.