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Storybird

Page history last edited by biss9055 6 years, 8 months ago

Content areas:
Spanish/ESL/World Language, Theatre/Drama, Social Sciences/Social Studies

 

http://www.storybird.com

 

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you can make and share on any device. ... Storybird is a creative and commerical platform built just for you.


What Is It??

Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories. It's a simple idea that has attracted millions of writers, readers, and artists to our platform. Families and friends, teachers and students, and amateurs and professionals have created more than 5 million stories—making Storybird one of the world's largest storytelling communities.

 

USE IT TO:

 

Create

Create

Ava is 13 and writes stories for her friends at school and on Storybird. She's played 9 tag games, entered 11 competitions, and has 351 followers who love her funny, romantic stories. She's currently working on an epic Australian love saga that spans 3 books.

CreateDiscover
Discover

Discover

Marla's son is five and loves rhyming books while her 9-year old daughter reads adventure and family stories. They use Storybird's free library and follow their favorite writers for instant updates.

Learn

Learn

Marie teaches English in her school in Sweden. She uses Storybird's free class tools to manage students, issue assignments, and build a library of beautiful stories. Like many teachers, she's noticed that the combination of art and word inspires her most reluctant writers and readers.

LearnConnect
Connect

Connect

Adam is British indie author with three books and a growing audience for his spooky zombie series. He uses Storybird for shorter stories, to connect with his growing fan base, and to see what works with his readers.

SellChill
Chill

Chill

Millions of members use Storybird for millions of things. However they use it, they've discovered a beautiful, safe place with an excited and supportive community or readers, writers, and artists of all ages. Why not join them?


Learn to use Storybird!

 

 


Benefits, Uses and Enjoyments of Storybird:

 

1. Fast and easy setup

Upload class lists, auto-generate accounts, invite existing students… You’re ready to go in seconds.

 

2. Work in private

Keep your class activity private, share only the work you want to share.
You’re in control.

 

3. Inspire with assignments

 Create assignments and lessons to inspire and focus your students—or simply allow “free play” writing time.

 

4. Quickly review work

 Review work-in-progress, give feedback, grade and award work—all from an intuitive dashboard.

 

5. Give private feedback

 Make private comments on work-in-progress or finished work, separate from public comments.

 

6. Easily grade work

 Assign numeric or letter grades and track class averages.

 

7. Reward badges

 Use formal and informal awards to recognize the best projects or to simply say “good work!”

 

8. Embed anywhere

Embed stories into your class blog, social media accounts, or wiki within seconds.

 


The top five reasons teachers love Storybird.

1. Inspirational

The gorgeous illustrations inspire students to write. The more they write, the more they read. It’s an addictive, virtuous cycle.

2. Simple

Making Storybirds is easy. Students focus on writing as a result, not clicking. Teachers, in turn, can focus on teaching.

3. Social

Students can share and comment on each other’s work, bolstering confidence and skill, within a private and safe environment.

4. Shareable

Stories can be embedded on blogs, shared via email, downloaded, printed, gifted—even turned into a class fundraiser.

5. It. Just. Works.

Storybird exudes care and craftsmanship, from the art to the interface. Everything works so that your work is everything. 


How will we use this in our classrooms?

 

1. In a Spanish classroom, Storybird could be used to practice key vocabulary for any unit. The teacher could create their own story and have the students create their own story, in Spanish, making sure to use the vocabulary words in context. (Drill-and-Practice)

 

2. In an ESL classroom, Storybird could be used to practice literacy and to intigrate cross-linguistic features of their language acquisition. It would be helpful for exploring vocabulary, grammar, syntax, etc. in a practical or real-life reading text. (Drill-and-Practice)

 

3. In a theatre classroom, students could use Storybird to create their own plays and create a storyboard for their production. (Simulation)

 

4. In an English classroom, the students could create their own poems and explore rhyming and other syntactical aspects of writing poetry. Or Storybird could be used to challenge the students to put illustrations to an abstract concept of a poem or story. (Drill-and-Practice, Problem Solving)

 

5. In a history classroom, Storybird can be used to have students select specific moments or events in history and visually present them to the class as a project. This is good as it incorporates writing, visuals, and history.  (Tutorial, Drill-and-Practice, Problem Solving)

 

6. In any classroom, the teacher could use the story book format to teach a lesson or unit instead of Powerpoint. (Tutorial)

 


 

Our Story!! 

 

http://storybird.com/books/la-historia-del-otro-lado/?token=c25rfv52c7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other resources/web links:

 

1. https://twitter.com/Storybird

This Twitter account allows the viewing of other peoples' Storybird stories, as well as featuring stories that have been viewed the most. This could be a good source for networking about Storybird and sharing the stories with students.

2. http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/Spanish+Storybirds

This is a wiki page of a bunch of different Storybird stories all in Spanish to help a Spanish teacher find an appropriate story to use in their own classroom without having to create their own.

3. http://www.blurb.com

This site is similar to Storybird in that userse can create their own books and have a digital copy of their stories. This site is a more advanced version and should most likely only be used in secondary classrooms.

4. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/story-maker

This site is a very simplified version of a story maker. This should only be used in an elementary classroom or for students who have very limited English proficiency.

5. http://shend5.edu.glogster.com/online-story-makers/

This site provides you with links to 17 different sites that allow you as a teacher or students to create their own stories to a variety of different capacities.

 


Our Sources:

www.storybird.com

www.google.com

www.youtube.com

 



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