Story Dice - creative writing idea picture cubes

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

Story Dice - creative storytelling cubes for plot, character, and setting ideas, Fun for actors, writers, and friends!

Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. This idea generator can be...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

Story Dice - creative storytelling cubes for plot, character, and setting ideas, Fun for actors, writers, and friends!

Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. This idea generator can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling.

This app can be used with a wide variety of age groups ranging from preschoolers to teenagers.
The user interface is simple enough for ages 3+ to use without any additional instruction. The use of the app does not require reading, so it is an ideal tool for using in a preschool story circle (see lesson plans) as well as a general writing prompt for all ages without reading or native language barriers.

Features:
-High-resolution graphics
-Choose number of dice to roll, 1-10.
-Realistic dice sounds and still images.
-140 pictograms in dictionary.
-No reading necessary.
-Optional game instructions included in app.

Game Ideas:
1. Charades - Use the single die roll to determine a charade item.
2. Stories With Friends - Form a circle. Roll the Story Dice (any number, 1-10). Create a sentence including all of the items from the dice. Pass to the next person and repeat, adding onto the story each time.
3. Song Challenge - Roll a single story die. Come up with a song that includes that item in the lyrics.
4. Poems With Friends - Same Stories With Friends, using only 1-2 dice, and create rhyming lines.
5. Drama Club - Roll dice (any number). Form a character using these items, then create an improv skit with friends as your characters!


Education Applications:

Story Dice is primarily useful in higher order activities under Blooms Taxonomy, particularly Synthesis, where you create, invent, compose, predict, plan, construct, design, imagine, propose, devise, and/or formulate. You can devise less and more challenging activities, as in the following example.

Sample Journal Activity My Perfect Day using Blooms Taxonomy

Student/Short Version: Student will create a character using Story Dice, then describe/write/dramatize their own perfect day from their characters perspective.

Teacher Version: Student will create a unique character using the Story Dice for seed ideas. After writing a short character sketch, student will compose a Journal Entry called My Perfect Day writing from their new characters perspective. The evaluation step is the highest order activity and is a self-grading option.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043900999
  • Publisher: Thinkamingo Inc
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.1
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 8 MB
  • Sales rank: 116,654
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://thinkamingo.com/customer-support
    • Email: thinkamingo@gmail.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Creative fun for the whole family!

    Story Dice is perfect for road trips with the family. We like to makeup silly stories with the kids! Very fun!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Good idea starter.

    Our writer's group uses this app a lot for fun 30 minute writing exercises. Just take an 8 sided die and roll it, add two and you'll get between 3 and 10 story dice. Roll them, then use each result in a story. You've got 30 minutes to be creative.

    It's a great writing exercise.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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