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Using non-linear stories to gamify your books

Using non-linear stories to gamify your books
Idea: make use of hyperlinks in Book Creator and see students’ imaginations come to the fore when they create interactive books. Adam Foster is an experienced Primary School Teacher who teaches across Key Stage 1 and 2, as well as co-ordinating ICT at a Preparatory School in Wolverhampton, UK. He has been using iPads in his teaching for the past 4 years and also supports schools around the UK and Europe with integrating mobile technology into the curriculum. Book Creator was one of the first apps we installed on our school iPads in 2011 and we have gone on to use it across the whole of Key Stage 1 and 2. This has included Year 6 creating illustrated audio children’s stories for Year 1 pupils to read and review, DT Animal Shelter Evaluation ebooks showing progression and Numeracy Vocabulary Dictionaries to to help revision. Interactive adventure stories This term I have been working on a project with Year 6 to create interactive adventure stories using Book Creator. What we’re doing next

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