To view your twine story, go to our shared dropbox folder and download your file. Open Twine, choose "import from file" and select your story from the download folder. Open and enjoy!
As promised! Today we'll play a kahoot game to review computational thinking vocabulary (and a little bit of trivia).
Riddles are great element to include in your stories. Check out this classic one from the movie "Labyrinth" for ideas.
Check out how algorithms can turn your memories into beautiful works of art.
Congratulations! You've completed your first algorithmic choose-your own-adventure-story using the language of code.. Now it's time to hand in your film by making sure you have done the following.
1. PEER REVIEW: Make sure you have given feedback to 3 people and 3 people have given feedback to you. You will receive marks for the quality of your responses and for getting feedback for yourself.
2. SAVE AND SUBMIT: follow the instructions below.
To save and submit your story, you will need to follow these steps.
1. Click on the blue circle for some options.
2. Choose "Publish to File"
3. Click on the file you get. It should open in your web browser.
4. Copy the URL address.
5. Click on "Meet Ms. Nadine" on the left.
6. Fill out the contact form and paste the URL of your story in the comment box and submit. See Ms. Nadine if you don't know your email address.
3. If you finish everything, you can start working on your graduation video interview prep. See Ms. Nadine.
Here's our plan and your checklist for today, June 1st.
1. Continue to write and input our stories into twine.org.
2. Peer Review. Pair up with someone and give them feedback by going through the handout in your folder. You will hand this in for marks.
3. Edit. Make any changes based on their feedback. You will need to explain your thinking in your final assessment. For example: "Bo pointed out that 2 of my endings were very similar, so I decided to change one ending to something unexpected."
4. Add images and sound.
Gather images/sounds from the these links below by saving the url address. Follow the guide here and follow the steps to try to embed your sounds and images. This will take some problem solving on your part, don't get discouraged! It's part of the design process. :)
5. Save and submit your work.
Click on the "home" icon. Click on the up arrow to the right for a menu of options. Click "Archive". It will produce an html file. Save this in your folder.
Copy and paste the url address of your story and email to Ms. Nadine.
We will continue to work on our TWINE stories today. If you have not started yet, scroll down to see instructions below. If you are well on your way, your goal today will be to complete the following.
1. PEER REVIEW
Share what you have so far with someone else and have them give you feedback. (SEE HANDOUT and HAND IN for marks). Give feedback to someone else.
Make any changes you need to and continue to develop your story. Is it clear? Is it interesting? Where do you need details? Where could you add something unexpected?
3. COLLECT IMAGE AND SOUND FILES
Open a word document.
Scroll through some of the open source images and sound archives linked below that you could use in your film. (Please only use the links that I've provided for our safety and are open source, copyright free.) Make sure that you copy the address of the image or sound link, not the website that houses them
ex: Rocktumble https://www.freesound.org/people/AGC66/sounds/393916/
Copy the url addresses into your word doc, label for your reference and save to your class folder or google drive. Please print and hand in to me. Next class I'll show you how to put these pictures and sounds into your awesome twine story.
We are using the online version of Twine. That means that if the browser history is deleted on your computer, you will lose all your work. It is super important that you regularly archive your work with the Archive link on the right sidebar of the story list. This saves all of your stories to a file on your computer that can then be restored with the Import link on the same page. You will also need to WRITE DOWN which computer you used and continue to use that laptop throughout.
In our final project, we will be using computational thinking to design an interactive "choose your own adventure" game using a platform called "Twine". This project will help us to grow our communication and creative thinking skills as well as our understanding of how computers work-- all things we will need for success in the world we live in.
Check out this example of a twine story.
Step 1: Go here and view some examples of twine games made by other middle schoolers.
Step 2: Look over our project criteria below. You will be graded on:
1. Brainstorming: ideas are interesting to me/my audience.
2. Giving constructive feedback to my classmates and considered the feedback I receive (adapting my project accordingly).
3. Using the appropriate tools to make my story and problem solving along the way.
4. Presenting my story.
5. Reflecting on the process and challenges I overcame.
Step 3: Brainstorm. Plan out our project with the handout.
Step 4: Start making your twine story.
Open this page for step by step instructions about how to create your game and use the twine wiki to help you.