The Ending

As you can imagine, a lot of thinking and planning goes into this kind of story. Even this blog post created a series of problems that I had to overcome. Where would a teacher want to learn more about wikis, for example, and where would they want to continue forward? Is there a point where too many choices become confusing? Is this whole thing even making sense?

Here is a concept map of this blog article that provides a visual overview of what I hoped I could accomplish:

Like most technology-infused projects, this one requires a lot of mini-lessons (about wikis, hyperlinks, etc.) and conferencing (how is the story? what difficulties are you encountering” what does your story map look like?) and check-ins with students. I would encourage students to help each other, too, as you will quickly find students who become experts with wikis rather quickly, and you should encourage them to become resources in your classroom.

In terms of assessment, one could develop a rubric that could cover such topics as narrative point of view, use of hyperlinks, the development of a concept planning guide, spelling/grammar and more. I have not graded this project as it has traditionally fallen between larger projects that my students are doing. That said, there has never been a time when most of my students have not been thoroughly engaged in this Make Your Own Adventure story.

The motivation of using technology, creating a non-traditional story and online publishing have been enough to keep them highly engaged as writers and as readers.

Thanks for reading. You can come back to my blog if you want: Kevin's Meandering Mind

-- Kevin Hodgson