Storytelling

CoSpaces is an easy way to create scenes in 3D – to create or retell a story. With the virtual reality mode, you can even become part of those creations.

Ways to use it

Storytelling is especially interesting for (foreign) language classes.

  • Listening comprehension
    Students hear a story and then put it into a visual representation.
  • Story writing

    Creating 3D scenes can be an interesting supplement to writing a story. Either students first write a story and then bring it to life in a virtual environment. Or they first create virtual scenes as an inspiration for their story writing.
  • Speaking
    
Students and teachers can create little scenes to just talk about them – this is especially interesting for foreign languages at a beginner’s level.

Information

Complexity

Complexity between easy and medium.

Benefits

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Encourage creativity

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Enhance verbal proficiency

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Improve listening skill

What you need

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Examples

Preview image of the 'Eli and the rocket' space.

Eli and the rocket

A short tale in four scenes, accompanied by a voice reading the story.

Preview image of the 'If cats were people and people were cats' space.

If cats were people and people were cats

A three-dimensional “What if?” story

Preview image of the 'Cinderella' space.

Cinderella

A scene from the fairy tale put into 3D

How to do it

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Creating a story with CoSpaces is similar to building scenes with Lego or Playmobil. First choose the background.

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Then create a setting for the story by dragging and dropping objects to the stage and adjusting their size, color and position.

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Adding your protagonists works the same way.

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To tell a sequence of events, you can create different spaces inside one project – or copy an existing space. With the latter option, you can the setting of your stage and just add some minor changes as the story evolves.

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There are different methods to add words to your story: You can include text boxes or assign speech bubbles to the protagonists. Or you can add spoken words as an audio file.