Storybird helps to order ideas and lets students clear out the confusion they can have at the beginning of the writing process for a story.
For the student who thinks more clearly from a visual perspective, Storybird gives them that chance.
Storybirds in a nutshell: Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun. From www.Storybird.com
You can set up a class account that you as the teacher can monitor!
***The accounts are free!***
Sign up for a new account here Take a tour of the site here
Click here for an individual account Click here for a class account This is the basic sign up page. It’s very intuitive, and the “help” button (top right) is good.
1. Complete this page for the regular account and at the bottom, click on “agree to terms of service”, and “Create your account!” these buttons are not shown here.). 2. You will get an email (to the account you listed) to verify your new account. 3. Verify your new Storybird account and sign into your new account!
This is essentially the same as the regular account. You will need to have a name for your class and enter your school as well. (See the large arrow below.) This is very self explanatory. Again, you will be sent a confirmation to the email you supply. This is also a very helpful page.
By choosing an artist you will see his or her art and have the option to “Create a Storybird using this art”. Once you choose that you will see all the illustrator’s art.
You cannot use more than one artist in a given Storybird however.
Chose an artist that catches your eye. Or click on the “See more art” section in the upper right corner. (Green arrow.) Let’s start with “Happy Days” (the red arrow)
It’s so simple and addictive! 1. They say to start writing, but I like to pick a picture first! Click and drag your choice to the page. You can put the art on the top, bottom or either side! 2. Add your text here. You can edit later! 3. Add or delete pages here. You can also insert pages and move back and forth between them. 4. Save your work here. You can invite others to write the story with you as well!