Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. They curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories. Storybird reverses visual storytelling by starting with the image and "unlocking" the story inside. Explore artists, get inspired, and write.
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Website: http://storybird.com/
Task #1: Check out some of the books in the free Storybird library.

Task #2: Click here to sign up for a free Storybird account from the educators page. You can choose Teacher/Class to create a teacher account and classroom.

Task #3: Click create, choose a piece of artwork, and start writing a story.


Terms: Educators can invite students to their class and students create a username and password with no email address required. Accounts are for 13+ or with parent or guardian permission.


Get the Google Chrome app for Storybird here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore
Classroom Implications
Students can either read stories from the free library available on the site or they can create their own. Free teacher accounts provide a classroom space where 30 different students can use the same account. Students can collaborate on stories together as well as create an individual book. Stories can be used to practice persuasive writing, plot, character, and communication skills. Students can create a story with a beginning, middle and end about a specific topic. Finished books can be published for online viewing and can also be purchased. Making a story public allows a global community or readers and writers to read your students' completed books.


Home and School Connection
Stories can be shared online with families and are also available for purchase.

Additional Resources
Creating student accounts in Storybird video

Read this Storybird book to discover how another teacher uses this tool in the classroom -
http://storybird.com/books/storybird-in-the-classroom/

Visit the Storybird About Page or the Teachers Page for more ideas about using this tool in your classroom.

Storybird in the Classroom

Storybird and Bloom's Taxonomy


Storybird Tutorial
Although this is using an old interface it is still the same ideas.


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