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Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories

Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories
Quest lets you make interactive story games. Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. You don't need to know how to program. Watch a quick screencast ...and you're free No restrictions. This means you can download and modify the Quest source code, and do whatever you want with it. You can sell the games you make with Quest. You don't need to ask for permission - you already have it. Get started quickly You don't need to know how to program to use Quest. Everything about your game is displayed in plain English, but the source code to your game is also viewable and editable for the more technically minded. A full tutorial is included, and help is always available on our forums. Ever wanted to... Ever wanted to create your own game, but were put off by complicated programming languages? Want to get into game writing, or prototype game narrative before turning it into something bigger? Related:  MUS 226ELA Resources

Educator Innovator Jay is Games - Indie Games, Browser Games and Casual Game reviews, walkthroughs, room escape games, point and click games, puzzle games and more! Storytelling Tips from a Master Ever hear of a little movie called “Toy Story”? How about “Finding Nemo”? “Wall-E”? They were all created by Andrew Stanton who knows a thing or two about weaving a compelling tale. The better we as educators really understand story, the better we can guide our students to tell their stories in a way that draws people in and keeps them there. Know your punchline. Of course, Stanton also points out in his TED Talk that there is no scientific formula for a great story, only guidelines. Related The Art of Storytelling A number of years ago a good friend introduced me to a literary magazine called The Sun. April 20, 2016 In "Arts Integration" Tell Me a Story: A Guide to Interactive Storytelling Recently I concluded a trimester of visual arts with a group of second graders. April 9, 2014 Teaching Nonfiction Content Through the Art of Story Storytelling is an art.

Interactive Fiction - Auch heute noch ein Spaß Die Ältere unter den Leser können sich vielleicht noch an die Bücher erinnern die es dem Leser ermöglichten selbst zu entscheiden wie die Geschichte weitergehen soll. Dazu musste er nur auf einer bestimmten Seite weiterlesen und die Geschichte ging in einer von ihm gewählten Richtung weitergeht. Weitgehend ist das als IF bzw. Solche Bücher feierten in den späten 80ern und frühen 90ern in Form von Text-Adventures ihre Renaissance. Jeder der Zork gespielt hat weiß wie spannend so ein Spiel sein kann. Während Text-Adventures typischerweise nur aus Text bestehen, trifft das auf IF nicht zu. Vor zwei Jahren hatte ich mich auch ein wenig mit Text-Adventures beschäftigt. Dann habe ich mich natürlich auf den Klassiker himself gestürzt: Z-Machine bzw. den Interpreter der für Zork verwendet wurde. Warum schreibe ich aber diesen Text? Das schöne an dem Tool ist aber, dass es das Ziel hat die Spiele im Browser spielbar zu machen in dem es den Autoren erlaubt die Spiele hochzuladen.

Peer Editing | LitLearnAct At this time in the school year, I find that my students and I need to regroup and discuss the role of a peer editor in writing workshop. My students have made a lot of progress with peer editing, however, we need to regroup and talk about what is going well and what can be improved. This helps recharge and refresh everyone’s understanding of peer editing. I started this conversation with this simple chart. I asked my students: “What’s helpful?” My students wrote their thoughts on sticky notes, and we reviewed the ideas together. We had an open conversation about what was going well with peer editing and what needed improvement. My students and I agreed that it was best to offer a “Feedback Sandwich” when doing peer edits. An example is: 1) Compliment- “You have a good start to your story! 2) Constructive Criticism- “Parts of the story move slowly and I am confused about who the characters are.” 3) Suggestions- “Perhaps you could add some dialogue and action to make it move faster?

The Official Rube Goldberg Website : Home Why Is My Kid Allowed to Make Spelling Mistakes? Dear Cult of Pedagogy, Last week, my son brought home a stack of papers from his first-grade class. Some of them had obvious spelling errors, but no one had marked them wrong. Later that same day, I was helping my 10-year-old daughter with a research paper. I noticed a few misspellings on her draft, but when I pointed them out, she said, “My teacher told us not to worry about spelling when we’re drafting.” What’s the deal? When kids first learn how to write, they grapple with many different skills at once. This practice is grounded in research. Researchers suggest that parents think about inventive spelling the way they once viewed their child’s early attempts at speech: When the child said “ba-ba,” did the parent say, “No, honey, it is pronounced “bottle”? In the later years, spelling does “count,” but it has a time and a place. So what should you do if your child comes home with a paper full of spelling or other mechanical errors? Reference: Kolodziej, N.J., & Columba, L. (2005).

Creative Reuse Transforms Asheville Community In Asheville, N.C., a small city in the Appalachian mountains, creativity abounds, and so does the need for community transformations. With its beautiful mountain setting and vibrant downtown, Asheville has quickly become a popular destination, drawing visitors and new residents from all over the country and the world. People are drawn to the creative energy flowing through the city's music, art and food. A recent post about grassroots creativity effectively highlighted the need for a "hidden catalyst," embedding artistic values within local communities to help cities place themselves competitively in the global context. Yet true grassroots creativity should go beyond helping a city compete globally; it should activate and cultivate local resources. In Asheville, the concept of "local" is all the rage, whether it is eating, buying, growing or building. The Peace Garden has been transformed through the hard work and energy of local youth. Luke W. + share

Curriculum Mapping: Forming Essential Questions for Elementary Music Class - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net This week, I started updating my curriculum maps because 1) it was time, 2) the curriculum format had changed, and 3) the standards had recently changed in the past two years. The newest item in the mapping program was to add essential questions to each unit. What is an essential question? An essential question is one that cannot be answered with one answer. An essential question has several different answers that change over time. It also does not need to be answered in one lesson since the question can be an overarching question. What is a melody? How should I address them during the lesson? Elementary music educators use a variety of methods to address essential questions in their lessons. Where can I find examples of essential questions for music classes? Recently, I performed a google search about this topic and found many websites where music educators have listed their essential questions that they are addressing throughout the school year. Amy M.

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