Friday, June 19, 2009
This project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of a scientific concept in a creative way, through the application of multimedia tools. The example project illustrates how students might use a comic book format to communicate the steps involved in applying the scientific method toward problem resolution. The tutorials demonstrate the process of creating comic panels that incorporate text and graphics, for the purpose of conveying information that students gathered when researching a topic.
In addition to teaching the technology skills, the tutorials discuss other 21st century skills and concepts, such as research methods, critical thinking, and problem solving. Discussion questions, assessment rubrics, and information about adapting and extending the example project are included in the resource materials available for download with this project.