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A teaching resource for digital literacy, stimulus for story telling and creativity that is FREE to download. It has been developed in partnership between BradField and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and its schools. “Inanimate Alice” the multi award-winning interactive audio-visual narrative from new-media production house the BradField Company (BradField) has been identified by Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) as delivering compelling new media suitable for an... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: August 28, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 16, 2014
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Submitter: Ian Harper
Keywords: Digital fiction, Interactive multimedia, Multimedia, interactive, Interactive texts, new media, digital art, Storytelling, fiction, reading stimulus, graphic novel, E books, drama

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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Adobe Flash
Language: French, English, Italian, German, Spanish
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Emily Forand
2 years ago

Emily Forand (Faculty)

I'm hooked. I can't wait to watch/read more chapters. I am also curious to explore the ways that teachers use this in the classroom. The storytelling is quick and the animations are flashy, but this might be a preference for younger generations who are used to speedy media.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Carol Helton
2 years ago

Carol Helton (Faculty)

In a word, WOW!  This is an interactive digital story.  It has your interest in the first chapter and you want to read more to find out what happens next.  It would be an excellent and engaging tool to use in a reading classroom.


Avatar for Jane Moore
2 years ago

Jane Moore (Faculty)

This is a wonderful example of digital storytelling.  Over time, new stories are added and each is enaging and an excellent reason for children to work on reading skills.  The stories take advantage of technology and the technology enhances the story rather than simply being an "add-on."

Time spent reviewing site: 2 hr

Avatar for Mary Kaye Hooker
2 years ago

Mary Kaye Hooker (Librarian)

I teach adults about critical thinking.  The lesson plans along with the intriguing pictures and texts demonstrate how to delve into a subject beyond the written words.  Excellent.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 min

Avatar for Sue Bauer
3 years ago

Sue Bauer (Faculty)

A great introduction, and good students sample, of digital storytelling. Students can definitely see the creative opportunities available if given such an assignment. Very easy to use and apply in a classroom (both face=-to-face and online).

 

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Viewer needs Flash.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes