Older students collaborate on storytelling

In this exercise, students will collaborate on storytelling and present them orally in plenum.

  1. Divide the class into groups of four. Give each group a set of Dialoogle Pocket cards and ask them to place the stack of cards on the table with the images facing down.
  2. Ask one of the students in the group to begin the story. This person takes a card and immediately starts telling the story. Remember that hesitation is forbidden – the story should start right away!
  3. The student sitting to the right takes a card and continues the story. Again, they have to continue immediately after taking the card. Remember that the idea is to continue the story.
  4. The next student takes a card and finishes the story.
  5. The fourth group member begins a new story.
  6. Ask the students to save the stories by saving the picture cards in the correct order.
  7. The students continue to come up with new stories until all groups have at least five stories.
  8. Ask each group to select the best of their stories.
  9. The selected story is told in plenum by the students who came up with it.
  10. Have a class discussion about what the students have learned from the exercise. What experiences have they gained? How did the oral presentation go? Are there any tips and tricks you can benefit from?

You can begin the exercise by talking about innovation and creativity.



Innovation is discovering, developing and applying new ideas in known workflows and processes. Give innovation a boost with images.



90% of the brain’s sensory input comes from visual sources. Images start thought tracks in the brain. If they cross each other in new combinations, new ideas emerge.



Creativity unfolds when we use imagery and try to combine different and seemingly independent motifs with each other.