Working Virtually Using Canva and Medibang
by Natania Amour Cello (Grade 9)
Another project we had to do is an infographic on “Romeo and Juliet.” I was grouped with two other classmates, both of whom I had never talked to. When we met each other, we went straight into planning out the infographic: who’s going to do what and when they will be sending their parts.
At first, it was hard reaching out to both members since one had connectivity issues while the other replied a day after. Frustrated but not discouraged, I frequently checked up on them, asking for updates even though they usually didn’t see my messages. They weren’t submitting their works and the deadline was fast approaching. Thankfully, through my newfound expertise in spamming, they finally started sending in their parts and I was finally able to start the drawings. With Messenger as our main means of communication, I was able to ask for suggestions on color schemes, the characters’ outfits, and help in general; they turned out to be really helpful and cooperative, and I made some new friends along the way too! I can confidently say that I have developed the skill of starting and holding a decent conversation with others through this; I also learned to color efficiently by using the “bucket” tool and other shortcuts I’ve never noticed finished compiling our information and drawings right before the deadline.