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Story Builder
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Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center package
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Description & Goals

Summary

Story Builder is a graphical story constructor tool. Drag & drop a variety of characters (stamps) into a background, and create an imaginative scene. Simple word-processing capability is included to encourage and facilitate free-form creative writing and the saving of original stories. When finalized, users will also be able to add their own images (created with Paint, Camera, etc.) and share their stories via the mesh. This is a WorldWideWorkshop project - see the WorldWideWorkshop wiki page.



Full Functionality List:

DONE:

  • Select a background / theme {from fixed set of provided themes and images}
  • Place the animated characters freely on the background
  • Select placed characters and move them around or remove them
  • Selecting a character which overlaps with others brings it to the front
  • Clear Picture
  • Add the story title and text
  • Save / Load

PENDING:

  • Allow students to take drawings created with the XO painting tool and use them as background images.
  • Allow students to take photos with the XO camera and use the photo files as background images.
  • Friends can share saved stories and read them together over the mesh. A group of students will be able to look at a story together simultaneously.
  • Students should also be able to save story asset files (images, sounds) onto thier clipboard and use them in new stories.
  • Print (if possible in current version of Sugar – otherwise printing may be deferred)

IDEAS:

  • Campfire Stories - Allow friends over the mesh to each take turns telling the story

Activity Summary

Icon: Image:Activity-storybuilder.svg
Genre: Other
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Short description: warning.png"Story Builder is a graphical story constructor tool. Drag & drop a variety of characters (stamps) into a background, and create an imaginative scene. Simple word-processing capability is included to encourage and facilitate free-form creative writing and the saving of original stories. Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center package." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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Maintainers: User:Morgs
Repository URL: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=projects/story-builder
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URL from which to download the latest .xo bundle warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted.
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URL from which to download the last .xo bundle that works with old releases http://dev.laptop.org/~morgan/bundles/StoryBuilder-13.xo
Activity version number: 13
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
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Facts about Story BuilderRDF feed
Activity bundle warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted. , and http://dev.laptop.org/~morgan/bundles/StoryBuilder-13.xo  +
Activity genre Other  +
Activity version 13  +
Contact person Morgs  +
Localization URL http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=mamamedia/story-builder;a=blob_plain;f=po/StoryBuilder.pot;hb=HEAD  +
Short description warning.png"Story Builder is a graphical story constructor tool. Drag & drop a variety of characters (stamps) into a background, and create an imaginative scene. Simple word-processing capability is included to encourage and facilitate free-form creative writing and the saving of original stories. Part of the MaMaMedia Creative Center package." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Source code http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/story-builder-branch  +, and http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=projects/story-builder  +
Sugar icon Activity-storybuilder.svg  +
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