Storybird Make, read, and share visual stories. http://www.storybird.com
What is Storybird? • Storybird is a visual storytelling community. • A global hub of readers, writers, and artists of all ages.
Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. They have artwork from illustrators and animators around the world to use. • 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.
Steps to creating an Account • Go to http://wwww.storybird.com • Choose “Sign Up for Free” • Choose your Account type (Regular, Teacher/Class, Kid under 13) • Enter a User Name, an email and your password • Click on “Create Account” • On the next page, enter your class name, school name, country, zip, grade level, and subject • Click on “Create Account” • Upload your avatar picture (optional)
Free Teacher Account • Gets you the basics • Up to 75 students • 3 classes • Can embed stories in website • Choose“Proceed as free user”
You have the option to Go Pro: • Get free downloads for every student. • Manage up to 300 students from one dashboard. • Bulk account creation • Unlimited classes • Review work from one dashboard • Assign grades, digital stickers • Feedback on unpublished stories • Class archiving, linking • Up to 300 PDF downloads
Creating with Storybird • Choose “create” • Storybird reverses visual storytelling by starting with the image and "unlocking" the story inside. • Explore artists, get inspired, and write • Find art you like and click “use this art” • Can pick “for a story” or “for poetry” • Poetry is still in beta, but you can try it.
Here is the example story I made: • http://storybird.com/books/the-peculiar-ponderings-of-penelope/?token=9xkemzma79
How do I make a story? • In the editor, drag and drop images from the work area onto the page and use the white space to write your story.Use the Menu in the bottom-left corner to "Save and Close" a story that's unfinished. Select "Publish" when you're done.Private stories can be shared via email or codes with friends and family.Public stories are moderated by our Storyspotters. Once approved, your story will appear on your profile, search, and the feeds of your followers. You can email and embed public stories and share them on social networks.A note about making stories: you'll be happier and more creative if you work with the artwork and try to unlock its stories rather than working against the artwork and trying to ram it into a story you've already written.
Good to know: • You can set stories to private (only shared via email or url) • For help visit http://help.storybird.com. • You don’t have to set up student emails • Can be used as a class or individually • Manage student accounts and set passwords • View all student activity and set privacy levels • Moderate comments and discussions • Build libraries by theme • Invite other to collaborate, comment, and share • Projects automatically saved • Inappropriate content and behavior will be banned
Classroom Applications andLesson Plans • personal narrative • write a storybook • journal or story of historical event or character • display a science project • interpret a concept or idea through story • https://docs.google.com/a/email.appstate.edu/document/d/19M5zqau7qaxQC3fMD5FqAY4YbSAOuPt89i3PHENYqvo/edit • http://acousticaholic.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/storybird-lesson-plan/ • http://educatorstudio.com/lessons/using-storybird-teach-adjectives-and-complete-simple-sentences
Check out these links for more info: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T00YjRBIcIw&feature=player_embedded • http://storybird.com/books/storybird-a-simple-guide-for-teachers-and-students/