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Developing Young Authors
with Storybird
Clif Mims

clifmims.com
Clif Mims
clifmims.com

clifmims.com/connect
Connect and let’s learn together.
All materials are available online:
bit.ly/mims202
Examples
Guided Tour
Gift of Time
Mrs. Patterson
Classroom Examples and Uses
Noteworthy
• FREE!
• It requires minimal teacher preparation time.
Noteworthy
• Educators should sign up for the Teacher
accounts. Teacher accounts allow you to setup
classes and administer...
Noteworthy
• Educators should sign up for the Teacher
accounts. Teacher accounts allow you to setup
classes and administer...
Noteworthy
• The use of the artwork can prompt reluctant
writers and encourage deep reflection and
higher-order thinking.
...
A Few Curriculum Connections
• Promote early writing -- even with student
created wordless picture books.
• Sequencing
• M...
Sharing
• What tips do you recommend?
• Will you be making any changes?
Teachers Can Use Storybird:
• To introduce themselves or the class rules on the first day of
school and at parent night.
•...
Students Can Use Storybird:
• To write an About Me story the first week of
school.
• As an alternative strategy for submit...
Download here.
Presentation materials and
many other teacher resources
available at
http://clifmims.com/pd.
Clif Mims
clifmims.com

clifmims.com/connect
Connect and let’s learn together.
clifmims.com/ccl
Developing Young Authors with Storybird
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Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. It is a fun, collaborative, storytelling website that can be an effective resource for teaching parts of a story, the writing process, promoting creativity, and more. Storybird also seamlessly keeps a portfolio of each student's writing development.

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Developing Young Authors with Storybird

  1. 1. Developing Young Authors with Storybird Clif Mims clifmims.com
  2. 2. Clif Mims clifmims.com clifmims.com/connect Connect and let’s learn together.
  3. 3. All materials are available online: bit.ly/mims202
  4. 4. Examples
  5. 5. Guided Tour
  6. 6. Gift of Time
  7. 7. Mrs. Patterson Classroom Examples and Uses
  8. 8. Noteworthy • FREE! • It requires minimal teacher preparation time.
  9. 9. Noteworthy • Educators should sign up for the Teacher accounts. Teacher accounts allow you to setup classes and administer student accounts. – Alleviates the necessity for student email accounts. – Makes it possible for children under 13 to legally have accounts.
  10. 10. Noteworthy • Educators should sign up for the Teacher accounts. Teacher accounts allow you to setup classes and administer student accounts. – Storybird has safeguards for child online safety built into it. Teacher accounts also help you with this. – Student work can be made public or private. – Teachers can setup assignments with directions and deadlines that students will see. – Teachers can specify that students use a particular art gallery for an assignment.
  11. 11. Noteworthy • The use of the artwork can prompt reluctant writers and encourage deep reflection and higher-order thinking. • Students can benefit from writing for an audience.
  12. 12. A Few Curriculum Connections • Promote early writing -- even with student created wordless picture books. • Sequencing • Main idea • Elements of a story • Propaganda techniques • Practice with a variety of writing genres (persuasive writing, mysteries, poetry, etc.)
  13. 13. Sharing • What tips do you recommend? • Will you be making any changes?
  14. 14. Teachers Can Use Storybird: • To introduce themselves or the class rules on the first day of school and at parent night. • To create lessons and tutorials about any topic. • As an easy strategy for keeping a portfolio of student writing. • To promote the writing process. • To help students better understand the parts of a story. • To encourage higher-order thinking skills (HOTS). • To promote creativity. • To collaborate with students, colleagues, and other classrooms.
  15. 15. Students Can Use Storybird: • To write an About Me story the first week of school. • As an alternative strategy for submitting research reports, book reports, and essays. • For journal reflections. • To create gifts for loved ones. • To collaborate with others inside and outside of the classroom.
  16. 16. Download here.
  17. 17. Presentation materials and many other teacher resources available at http://clifmims.com/pd.
  18. 18. Clif Mims clifmims.com clifmims.com/connect Connect and let’s learn together.
  19. 19. clifmims.com/ccl

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