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    Tessa Gray
    Dungeons, hidden locks and keys: How to make a pick-a-path adventure story
    15 July
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Kia ora koutou ma, today we'll be hosting the first of a three-part series on creating digital interactive stories - also known as 'pick-a-path' stories or choose your own adventure stories/games. How FUN!

    We'll be looking at:

    • How this digital outcome relates to CT (PO2) and DDDO (PO1)
    • Storyboard ideas and templates
    • Creating hyperlinked digital pathways in Google Slides (hands-on)
    • How this process can be applied to other programmes (Book Creator, Minecraft, Scratch, Gamefroot)
    • Examples in action
    • Links to curriculum planning and pīkau resources

    Want to know more about creating pick-a-path adventure stories? Feel free to ask any pātai (questions) or share your own experiences below. In this thread, we can share some top tips and grow our resources together.  Tess smiley

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      • Tessa Gray
        By Tessa Gray
        Jul 31

        Kia ora koutou, here's the last instalment of the Pick-a-path webinar series - with an emphasis on where this all fits in the curriculum and how this might look; using frameworks for design and planning templates. 

        Enjoy and please let us know how you get on or better yet, share some of your examples with us here smiley.

        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Jul 22

          Kia ora, thanks to everyone to joined us today to make our own interactive story. Here's our product (in production) and our planning template.

          Hint: Move your mouse around the screen below and see where the buttons take you.

          Any pātai or questions?

          Join us next time, for ways we can integrate these ideas into our own curriculum design. 

          • Tessa Gray
            By Tessa Gray
            Jul 17

            Kia ora ano, before next week's hands-on session, here are some examples of interactive presentations to help us when we make our own pick-a-path stories using Google slides.

            You might like to source your own digital content (background images, characters, objects etc) for a story of your own. Any pātai?

            • Tessa Gray
              By Tessa Gray
              Jul 16

              Thanks for your support yesterday Nicki Tempero and for these resources. The first focus has been on clarifying planning and we've shared some great resources for storyboarding and mapping-out how multiple pathways in choose-your-own-pathway adventure stories. For example:


              Branching story template





              imageWe also focused on content creation - images, photos, illustrations and animations and shared some free online tools to help you do this (slides 18,19). Everyone seemed to like the idea of having students draw their initial image (on A5 paper) and then tracing the outlines onto acetate with a whiteboard marker (so the plastic can be reused) and then tacking this into a digital screen and re-drawing this using programmes like Pixelart. Colour fill and brush textures can be used to overlay the final image. 

              Here are some examples of Year 2's drawing digital images using this process.

              Shayne illustration Kymberly illustration

              Kaitlin illustration

              If you attended and thought there were some great ideas or 'aha moments' shared or you have resources and examples to share, we'd love to hear from you. 

              Next time...we'll be creating examples of our own smiley See you there!

              • Nicki Tempero
                By Nicki Tempero
                Jul 15

                Thank you all for your participation in our webinar . Lots of excitement to come when we start creating .

                We mentioned Story Spine - here are some resources to support - 


                template for story spine 

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