Quest or IF

5 thoughts on “Quest or IF”

  1. Milly Spurgeon says:

    Hi Kristian!

    After a rather unsettled year working at a couple of schools, I have now bagged myself what I consider to be my dream job! Teaching small groups of underachieving year 7 pupils English and Maths at a truly inspirational school in Wimborne, Dorset.

    One of the fab things about this new role is that I have been given autonomy when it comes to the content and structure of the lessons. I met with the Head of English last term and he told me how much better these children had engaged in his lessons when he introduced them to an interactive fiction computer game that he had bought. It reminded me very much of what you have been doing with Quest! So I got thinking…

    I will be introducing 3 groups of children to Quest in the coming weeks. Each group is mixed gender and 6-7 pupils. Do you have any suggestions about how I might start this thing rolling?! Or shall I just let them play. I am planning on using Quest initially as a 10 minute starter or plenary task but can alter this if it is successful and they seem to be improving their literacy through doing it. Does Quest come with any assessment tools to see what level they are on the first use and to monitor how it improves?

    I will have a school email address from Monday but at the moment, please contact me on my gmail.

    Hope you are good.

    Milly 🙂

  2. Hi Kristian

    Now that the summer term has finished my attention is turning to next year and my plans to introduce Quest to Year 7 in September.

    Is there any possibility of me having a look at some of your resources so that I can have an idea as to how it is used in expert hands.


    Mr Jonathan Smith
    Portsmouth High School
    Kent Road

  3. Amanda Evans says:

    Hello, I was wondering if it would be possible for me to share Quest resources (more specifically ‘how to use’ ideas)?
    I am thinking of starting a lunchtime ‘Quest’ club, but I would also like to know/gain some ideas of how to use Quest successfully within lessons. Especially with a view to engaging more disaffected students!
    Thank you.

    • Kristian Still says:

      I course Amanda – I also know that Alex is working hard to support schools with Active Lit.

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