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Storybird.com
 Digital Story board
 Free for educators (pay
for an upgrade)
 Students create a story
based on pictures
...
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Who:
What:
Where:
When:
First:
Then: Next:
Last: Conclusion: thoughts, feelings, wishes
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 Grading
 Rubric
 http://rubistar.4teachers.org/
 Grade within Storybird.com
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 Positives:
 Kid-friendly
 Pictures give a launching pad to start a story.
 Students more excited about writing.
 Stu...
 Writing for fiction or
non-fiction
 Use your own uploaded
pictures or pictures
within the program
 Publish/print optio...
 Positives:
 Kid-friendly
 They have scenes etc. for a starting point.
 Students can upload their own pictures.
 Stud...
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 Positives:
 Kid-friendly
 Exciting way to review any material
 Share with other students
 Import audio or use websit...
 Uses
 Summarize a subject or a famous person’s life
 Can do autobiography
 For animals can use it to give the charact...
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Creative ways of teaching literacy in the classroom

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Various ways of incorporating technology to teach literacy, specifically using Storybird.com, StoryJumper.com and Blabberize

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Creative ways of teaching literacy in the classroom

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  3. 3. Storybird.com  Digital Story board  Free for educators (pay for an upgrade)  Students create a story based on pictures chosen.  Picture books, Longform stories, or Poetry  Student’s privacy is protected, yet they can publish their work. 3
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  5. 5. Who: What: Where: When: First: Then: Next: Last: Conclusion: thoughts, feelings, wishes 5
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  7. 7.  Grading  Rubric  http://rubistar.4teachers.org/  Grade within Storybird.com 7
  8. 8.  Positives:  Kid-friendly  Pictures give a launching pad to start a story.  Students more excited about writing.  Student can continue writing at home.  “Can we do this at home?”  5 Students who wrote new stories after assignment finished.  Challenges:  Students have a difficult time who struggle thinking “outside the box”.  Students must pick theme first, because they can’t add additional pictures from a different theme.  Helpful Hint  Students should choose pictures at the beginning, before adding the text. It helps them to shape their story. 8
  9. 9.  Writing for fiction or non-fiction  Use your own uploaded pictures or pictures within the program  Publish/print options – free low res ½ page book to full hardcover books or embed on web  Student access is “limited” to the start of the classroom unless “release” is given by parents. 9
  10. 10.  Positives:  Kid-friendly  They have scenes etc. for a starting point.  Students can upload their own pictures.  Students more excited about writing.  Challenges:  Class must be started in order for students to use it.  Without a “release” students can’t do it at home.  Only one of the text boxes automatically reflows text  Helpful Hint  Think about the type of text for each page before choosing the type of text box. 10
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  13. 13.  Positives:  Kid-friendly  Exciting way to review any material  Share with other students  Import audio or use website  Audacity allows for amplification of voice  Challenges:  30 seconds-website’s audio/use Audacity for longer  Website can be unreliable  Shy students, concerned with audio  Photo must have a mouth 13
  14. 14.  Uses  Summarize a subject or a famous person’s life  Can do autobiography  For animals can use it to give the characteristics etc of them  Grading  Use a rubric  Oral expression or reading grade 14
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