Planning for our Immersive Fantasy Writing Workshop is well underway. The image shows how Roma Street Gardens in Brisbane will become The Land of Remorse. Students will visit 8 locations, in rotation, in groups of 4. At each station they will be immersed in the elements of a quest through augmented reality apps, mobile technologies, team building games, and various simulations and activities. Students will carry a journal to record writing at each station.
Each band of 4 heroes will choose one plot, but write an individual story from their character’s point of view. Students will develop their stories with the help of author, Kirralee Barker (The Book of Days) AKA for this workshop as The Supreme Sorceress.
Teachers will survey students and use other evidence to investigate whether the immersive, collaborative and technology techniques used, improve student creative writing.
A presentation on this workshop will be delivered at Edutech 2015 in Brisbane in June: http://au.educationhq.com/events/11311/edutech-2015/