Setting: City neighborhoods
Estimated time: 90+ minutes
Resources needed: Paper or digital maps of the local area; copies of the draft story line showing the route and media
Organization: Participants work in small groups (between 3 and 6) with adult supervision where necessary
Purpose: Groups to experience walking their story line. They should identify whether their route is safe and accessible, whether geo-located media are appropriate to their locations and whether their draft story line is engaging and coherent.
Activity structure: Participants work in their groups to walk their planned story line route. If the group has already created a digital version of their story line then they can trial this technology.
By the end of the activity, groups should be able to make any necessary edits to their route if they encounter safety or accessibility issues. They should also evaluate whether the media they have geo-located is appropriate to tell their intended story line. The final consideration is whether their proposed story line is engaging and coherent to the story followers. Any necessary edits can be carried out either ‘on the move’ or when groups return to the classroom space.