Write

Group Storytelling

The Dadaists, a cultural movement that began in Europe towards the end of  World War I (1916) invented a number of art-construction techniques, including collage and photo montage. Many of their works were collaborative, including exquisite corpse, a method by which a collection of words or images was collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in turn, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed.

A shared instance of Write can be used in a similar way to create a collaborative story, poem, rhyme, or group stream of consciousness.

Using Write for group storytelling

It is fun and easy to use Write for group storytelling. Simply share a document with a group of friends (or your class); take turns opening the document and adding to the story.

Steps:

  1. Open a document in Write.
  2. Type in a rule on the first line for everyone to follow. (Some examples are listed below.)
  3. Go to the Activity tab.
  4. Select "Share with Neighborhood".
  5. One at a time, each person in the group should open the shared document by clicking it in the Neighborhood View.
  6. During their turn, they should follow the rule to add to the end of the story.
  7. They should exit Write after they have added to the story. (Important: the person who originally shared the document should not exit Write until everyone has taken their turn.)
  8. After each person has added to the story, the person who started the story should read it aloud to the group.

Examples

group_storytelling

Author : GroupStoryTelling
© Walter Bender 2008
Modifications:
adam hyde 2008
Anne Gentle 2008
Tom Boyle 2008



License : General Public License

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