Interactive Assignment

Assignment V – Interactive

The goal of the interactive assignment is to create an online news feature that would only work on the Web. Try to tell a story or relay information related to your topic without a lot of text. It should allow the user to approach the information in the way the wish, not necessarily the way you present it, or even in a linear way.

You have a few choices for how to approach this assignment:
1. Create a Google map to tell a geographic-based story related to your topic.
2. Create a Dipity timeline to tell a time-based story related to your topic.
3. If you have other ideas, talk to me. I’m open.

Continue reading for guidelines and requirements…

Guidelines
1. Map: Create a Google Map that is appropriate for your topic. Your goal is to tell a story in which location or geography is key.

Requirements:
-Create a Google Map with place markers, lines, or shapes. You have to decide how many.
-Write descriptions and reviews, embed links, and post photos or videos for your place markers, lines, or shapes where it is appropriate.
-Combine your original information with third-party content if it helps tell your story.
-Your story does not have to be linear, but it should make sense for the user where ever they begin.
-In your blog post, write a sentence or paragraph that says clearly what your map is about. Give your audience a few tips of things to look for. This short block of text should be either above or below your map in your post.
-Embed your map on your blog. You can make it an individual post or a separate page. It must be completed and online by the deadline.

2. Timeline: Create a Dipity timeline that tells time-based story and a progression of events.

Requirements:
-Create a Dipity timeline with event markers. You have to decide how many.
-The individual events should contain clear information: title, description, date, etc.
-Combine your original information with third-party content if it helps tell your story.
-Make sure that your timeline has a focus. Concrete and specific is better than broad and vague.
-In your blog post, write a sentence or paragraph that says clearly what your time is about. Give your audience a few tips of things to look for.
-Link to you Dipity timeline (the free version of Word Press won’t let you embed.) Make sure it is public so everyone can see it.

Your map or timeline will be assessed on:
-Concept  (Is it interesting and/or unique? Does it fit with your topic?)
-Presentation  (Does it make sense? Is it clear? Is it informative?)
-Effort  (Did you spend time on original reporting and/or looking for a way to tell a new story?)

Points for Interactive (100 points)

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