What you need
Device with internet access
Basic knowledge of working with web-based applications
Weavly coding environment
Adult moderator and a minimum of one learner
Little Red Riding Hood
In this activity, learners explore Weavly’s world selector to set the stage. Different scenes/backgrounds set the scene for stories and adventures:
- Deep Ocean
The different options available can inspire learners to create plans for adventure in these digital worlds. By considering the objects and/or characters, learners can create programs to make their stories come true. For example, take the submarine in the Deep Ocean background to reach the treasure chest.
Here are a few stories that you can use as a starter to get learners thinking of adventures: https://www.education.com/game/the-missing-dragon-level-i/
You can find more books for this activity here: https://www.education.com/stories/
- Work with the learner to pick a story and read the story together.
- Engage the learner in a conversation about identifying a beginning, a middle and an end.
- Engage the learner in creating a story and start by opening the world selector to pick a background and set the scene.
- Find items in the background that can be used to create some context for the story.
- Repeat with another background to continue or create another story.
- Guide learners with a framework of beginning, middle, and end for their stories (i.g. starting at the top of the ocean, dive deeper in search of treasure and find the treasure)
- Start with a very simple story that has a clear beginning, middle, and end with the least number of objects/characters and gradually build complexity (i.e. while diving deeper avoid the jellyfish and sharks on our way to the treasure chest in the Deep Ocean background)
- Communication (i.e. narrative skills)
Encourage learners to come up with their own story that uses multiple backgrounds in the world selector.