Branching scenariosAlso known as: choose your own adventure (CYOA), interactive stories
Branching scenario templates support students to write texts that provide readers with choice and explore the consequences of different choices. They:
- promote student engagement as educators can set existing scenarios for students to complete or challenge them to create their own
- encourage students to consider cause and effect in a range of a contexts
- support students to develop critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
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How to use with ICT
- Onine forms can be used to create and present branching scenarios – Microsoft Forms and Google Forms have in-built branching features.
|Choose your own adventure template by Mrs Priestly||Choose your own adventure template||A range of templates to get you started with supporting students to create choose your own adventure experiences. The site also includes links to a range of other valuable teaching templates.|
|Branching or mini scenario: which do you need?||Branching or mini scenario||Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized training designer. In this blog post, she gives advice on when to use a branching scenario and when a mini-scenario is useful.|
|Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego||Play the Crown Jewels Caper||This refresh of the classic adventure game series is a great example of a simple branching scenario elevated with technology and presentation.|
|Edu Game Templates by Claire Seldon||Explore gamification templates||This page has templates for implementing a variety of gamification activities in your classroom. It includes scaffolds for students to make their own branching scenarios.|
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Students with disability
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High potential and gifted learning and support
When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the full range of abilities of all learners. High potential and gifted learners may require additional adjustments and deliberate talent development. These strategies include differentiation, grouping, enrichment and advanced learning pathways so students can be engaged, grow and achieve their personal best.
Assessing and identifying high potential and gifted learners will help teachers decide which students may benefit from extension and additional challenge. Effective strategies and contributors to achievement for high potential and gifted learners helps teachers to identify and target areas for growth and improvement. School leaders can access the Evaluation and Planning Tool to support strategic improvement planning.
Recognising the diversity of high potential and gifted students represented in classrooms across 4 domains of potential can be explored further by accessing illustrations of practice.
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