Gukeisen Storybird Webinar


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This slide packet was created to accompany my December 2nd, 2013 Webinar about Web 2.0 Tool Storybird.

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Gukeisen Storybird Webinar

  1. 1. Storybird for Learning Welcome! Thank you for joining me for this Storybird Webinar. Just a few notes before we get started: •Please check your audio to ensure you are able to hear and be heard. •Please mute your audio (click the microphone icon next to your name) unless you are asking a question or engaging in discussion. •Please feel free to ask questions verbally or through the chat function…
  2. 2. Storybird Webinar Agenda • Introduction to Storybird • Signing up for Storybird • Creating a Classroom Account • Creating an Assignment & a Storybird • Using Storybird for Learning • Resources
  3. 3. What is Storybird?
  4. 4. How will students use Storybird?
  5. 5. Signing up for Storybird Click here
  6. 6. Your Free Educator Account Choose your Account Type Fill in your username, e-mail address, and password. Creating a account is easy. You will use an e-mail address to create a teacher account, and then will be able to create student accounts that do not require e-mail addresses.
  7. 7. Signing In Now you are ready to sign in with your username and password! Now, let’s explore a few of the things we can do with an Educator Account.
  8. 8. Add a Class Click on the dropdown menu to add a class, view classes you’ve already set up, change your class settings, or for FAQs and help. Fill in the blanks with your class name, school name, country, zip code, grade level, and class subject. Then simply click “add class.”
  9. 9. Add Students to a Class Now that you’ve added your class, you can add students to that class. Type in usernames for up to 75 students using your free Educator account. When you are finished, click “Add Students.” You will not need to provide student email addresses, or any personally identifying information, to create student accounts--which is great for protecting student privacy.
  10. 10. Create an Assignment Click on “Create an Assignment” and then fill out the information prompts. You can choose Storybird artwork or another picture or video file to inspire your students. You can also specify the artwork you want students to choose from for the assignment.
  11. 11. Create a Storybird In the create screen, you can explore, search, and choose an artwork set for your Storybird. Then, choose, “Use this Art” and “For a Story” to get started. Click on a picture you like to see the rest of the artwork in that set.
  12. 12. Students can invite classmates to collaborate, can publish to the classroom library, or can save and close the project to return to later.
  13. 13. Using Storybird for Learning Students could work with a template provided by the teacher to create a progressive story, or they could create stories of their own.
  14. 14. Using Storybird for Learning Students can solve problems from a book created by the teacher, or can create and pose questions of their own to encourage inquiry.
  15. 15. Using Storybird for Learning Students can write books that express their learning, ideas, creativity, feelings, and world view.
  16. 16. Using Storybird for Learning Teachers and students can create books that describe and illustrate concepts they are exploring across subject areas.
  17. 17. Storybird, Bloom’s Taxonomy & Common Core Learning Standards Production & Distribution of Writing With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others. Craft & Structure Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters. Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Share the Main Idea & Supporting Facts Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. Remembering Integration of Knowledge & Ideas Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. Text Types & Purposes Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. Key Ideas & Details Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  18. 18. Sharing the Learning Student work is automatically private, but can be seen within the classroom environment online once a story is published to the class library. Teachers and classmates can comment on stories within the closed classroom environment online, encouraging collaboration and giving students a safe and supervised opportunity to practice online citizenship and interaction. To share student work with parents and friends, educators can embed the story to a class blog or purchase a downloadable or print copy of the story. Storybirds can also be copied to a personal account for sharing.
  19. 19. Resources Storybird for Learning on Wikispaces This wiki includes additional information about Storybird, ideas for using Storybird to support learning across the curriculum, printable handouts, and a Symbaloo with even more resources and examples of Storybirds to explore. Storybird Tutorial for Students on YouTube Storybird Resources Symbaloo Using Storybird in the Classroom Dabbs, L. (2011). New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 – Using Storybird. Edutopia. Retrieved from