This week we are featuring a web tool that allows teachers and students to write their own interactive stories. inklewriter has a easy to use drag and drop editor to help authors create choose your own adventure style stories with just a few clicks.
To get started, go to: http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/
You can click on "Start Writing" or "Read Example" to dive in. I recommend reading the example story to introduce this style of writing to your students.
At the bottom of the page you can view a library of stories already created:
When you click on "Start Writing" you will be taken to a tutorial story that explains how to use inklewriter as well as some basics of writing interactive stories. To save your work, you will need to create a free account using your email and creating a password. At this time, inklewriter is ad free so no need to worry about distractions when students are writing.
Here is a look at the tutorial story:
You can insert images into your story as well as text. The toolbar on the left side of the screen will automatically create the structure of your story as you add content.
Once you have completed your story, you can share the link to your story for anyone to view. This is a great way to share on Google Classroom or via social media to gain an authentic audience.
Here is an overview video of inklewriter for more information!
I could see inklewriter being a wonderful idea for students to create cumulative stories about topics you have studied this year/semester- imagine test review based on content stories!