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About Story


The Story Activity uses images to prompt a learner to tell a story.


Where to get Story

The Story activity is available for download from the Sugar Activity Library: Story

The source code is available on the Sugar Labs Gitorious server.

Using Story

Simply launch the activity and nine images will appear. The learner should try to tell a story that ties the images together into a comprehensive narrative.

The Toolbars

Story toolbar-1.png

from left to right
Activity-toolbar Button
opens standard Sugar activity toolbar
Reload-images Button
loads nine new images
Save-images to Journal Button
saves an image to the Journal
Record-audio Button
record audio annotation
Playback Button
playback audio recording
Stop Button
used to exit the activity

Learning with Story

Story is a fun way to get children to engage in narration. Simply generate some images and let the children's imagination do the rest.

Extending Story

  • Ask the students to transcribe and refine their stories using the Sugar Write activity. (They can save to the Journal the images used to prompt their story and then embed this image into their Write document.)


  • A spoken story (or notes) can be recorded to the Journal.
  • Story can be shared, so the narration can be created amongst multiple students. They can chain together a story by taking turns; each turn involving generating narration for one image.

Modifying Story

  • Add new images to Story by putting them in the images folder of the activity.

Your suggestions for enhancements and/or use cases...

Where to report problems

You can soon report bugs and make feature requests on our bug-tracking system (You need to create an account first). To list all open tickets of Story you can use query component=Story. You are also welcome to leave comments/suggestions on the Talk:Activities/Story page.


Story was written and is maintained by User:Walter, User:Ignacio_Rodríguez. He was inspired in part by Claudia Urrea.

Most of the images are from the The Noun Project.