This isn’t my idea, but it’s one that I love, so I wanted to make one of my GIFs about it. I think that I first heard the idea from Eric Curts (@ericcurts).
Anyhow, Choose Your Own Adventure stories are a favorite from my childhood and if we can leverage them to help students be more active and engaged in the way that they show their knowledge of content, writing abilities or creativity – I’m in!
Here’s how to do it, first as a GIF, followed by step-by-step instructions. And remember, Eric’s post linked above is a great resource as well.
- Create your starting slide.
- In two separate text boxes (or with two separate pictures or with two separate words/phrases within a text box) provide options for the next step.
- Create 2 new slides – these are the possible next steps.
- Back on the starting slide, click on one of the text boxes, images or text within a text box.
- Use the hyperlink button (or Ctrl+k) to link to the appropriate slide.
- Repeat the process for the other option.
- Now . . . add steps that branch off of those 2 options . . .
If you or your students make a really phenomenal Choose Your Own Adventure Slides project, I’d love to see it!