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Seven Ways to Create a Storymap If you have a story that unfolds across several places over a period of time, storymaps can provide an engaging interactive medium with which to tell the story. This post reviews some examples of how interactive map legends can be used to annotate a story, and then rounds up seven tools that provide a great way to get started creating your own storymaps. Interactive Map Legends The New York Times interactives team regularly come up with beautiful ways to support digital storytelling. The following three examples all mahe use of floating interactive map legends to show you the current location a story relates to as they relate a journey based story.
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. All you need is a story to tell. New Tools - Springfield Township H.S. Virtual Library - Spartan Guides for Mobile Sometimes readers’ advisory doesn’t come easy. Sometimes we need some quick help recommending titles. A number of my students, most notably my Book Club kids, belong to book networking sites like GoodReads, LibraryThing, and Shelfari.
#LaunchpadEDU - Playful Resources For Your Classroom We use Toontastic to improve students’ reading comprehension by creating animated summaries of the stories they read. It helps them retell, paraphrase, and sequence key events while considering how a character’s point of view shapes narrative. They have a great time and take a lot of pride in seeing their drawings and voices come to life onscreen. To start the activity, we choose a familiar book as a class before dividing up into groups of two or three students. Puppet Pals 2: School Edition Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? Have kids work solo or in groups to plan their videos. Have them "storyboard" their work by drawing or outlining a scene-by-scene list of their story. Help kids search online for images of landscapes, spaces, and places that might serve as great settings for their stories. Use these videos to tell stories in a foreign language classroom, to illustrate a historical period in a social studies class, or to act out a scene in a novel or play.