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Inanimate Alice - BradField Company Limited

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4 to 12
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If you love to read, try this award-winning, interactive narrative. Inanimate Alice is a digital, interactive, graphic novel set in the 21st century. We meet Alice at the age of ...more
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If you love to read, try this award-winning, interactive narrative. Inanimate Alice is a digital, interactive, graphic novel set in the 21st century. We meet Alice at the age of eight and follow her episodic story into her mid-teens when she becomes a world class animator and designer. Your actions and choices take the story forward. As a little girl, Alice likes to draw and create games on her handheld device. She animates her imaginary friend, Brad. Travel internationally with Alice and her family as they leave China for Australia. In episode two they travel to Saudi Arabia and Italy. Read of life in the cities and visits to Singapore and Korea. Alice is truly an international citizen! World language learners will enjoy reading about Alice's travels to Indonesia and Japan in those languages. Read the episodes in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian, too.

The episodes of this graphic novel are available in your browser for free if you have Flash. To read the episodes, go to the menu (3 bars in the upper right corner) and slide to Adventures.Visit the Create link to view content created by students as they adopt Alice as a friend in this intriguing and interactive story. If your students choose to "create," you may use the tool suggested or use your own. The American Association of School Librarians recognized Inanimate Alice as a 2012 Best Website for Teaching and Learning.

tag(s): digital storytelling (151), interactive stories (31), reading comprehension (124)

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From the makers of Inanimate Alice: "... the level of interactivity starts out low in episode one, increasing with each subsequent episode in order to reflect Alice's own growing abilities, we've found that we can take an audience unfamiliar with multimedia fiction with us. Educators like Inanimate Alice because of this; students from primary to post-graduate level find the work engaging."

You can use this site with younger children on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Older students will enjoy exploring the story on their own using headphones or earbuds. Have older students work in small groups, creating an episode of their own with Alice. Encougage students to use one of these recommended free multimedia tools Sway, reviewed here, Zeetings, reviewed here, or Moovly, reviewed here. Be prepared for lots of "on task" chatter from your students about this delightful site.
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Comments

This seems like a really fun site and ones kids would like. Of all of the email suggestions this week, Inanimate Alice has the most potential. The thing is, to get best effect, we must purchase. Patricia, NJ, Grades: 6 - 12

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