Storyline Scenario

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Students explore story structure, sequence, summarization, and multimodal representation in this scenario.  Learning through design – where they create images and sounds that express the key points of a story are key.  Peripherals can be used to generate a diagram of rising and falling tension in the story that articulates the concept of a dramatic arc.

Scenario Screenshots

Students inject 'tension' by moving on the storyline to create rising and falling tension graphs.

Students inject ‘tension’ by moving on the storyline to create rising and falling tension graphs.

Students arrange audio/visual plot elements on the storyline

Students arrange audio/visual plot elements on the storyline

Students can tell their stories by hovering over the audio/visual elements.

Students can tell their stories by hovering over the audio/visual elements.

 

References and Documentation

PDF download iconStoryline – SMALLab Teacher Guide

Downloadable Worksheets

PDF download iconStoryline Student Worksheet

 
PDF download iconStoryline Worksheet_Historical Timeline – Use your Storyline Scenario for your social studies classes to help your students put historical events in their exact order. This worksheet & scenario will help them develop their timeline to understand the cause and effect of those events enabling them to see the “big picture” of history – how and why events unfold in the way they do and how they are related. Have your students load their images and sounds, play the scenario and challenge one another to see if they can put history back in order!

Downloadable Storylines

downloadStoryline – Fall of the House of Usher – Explore Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story, Fall of the House of Usher, with these custom drawn images and moody narrative sounds. Storyline created by Christopher Martinez and SMALLab Learning.

downloadStoryline – First 16 PresidentsEngage your students in historical thinking! See if your students can put the first 16 presidents in the order in which they served! Use the tension bar and raise the presidents north that were Democrats, lower the Republicans south and discuss where the Federalists, Democratic-Republicans and Whigs were in between and why! For an extra discussion challenge, use the tension bar to show where a president would have sided on a particular political issue and to what degree! Storyline created by SMALLab Learning.

 

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SMALLab Learning

SMALLab Learning was founded in 2010 with the mission of advancing embodied learning in schools and museums.  Our work builds from years of research by an interdisciplinary team of dedicated faculty and graduate students at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.  For more information, please visit the About Us page.