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Creating Collaborative storytelling with Storybird


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Creating Collaborative storytelling with Storybird

  1. 1. <ul><li>Shared by:Lisa Michelle Dabbs, M.Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>For #innovatED in Memphis </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Consultant in California </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter @teachingwthsoul </li></ul>Creative Collaborative storytelling with StoryBird
  2. 2. <ul><li>Wife, Mom, Educator, Administrator, Consultant… </li></ul>About me
  3. 3. Literacy is a Passion!
  4. 4. Why read and create books on-line? <ul><li>Saves Trees! </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Standards support </li></ul>
  5. 5. Storybird is a Web 2.0 tool that allows for individual and collaborative storytelling. StoryBird
  6. 6. StoryBird <ul><li>Two or more can create a Storybird in a round robin fashion by selecting an artist, typing in their own text and inserting pictures. </li></ul>
  7. 7. StoryBird <ul><li>You have the option of sharing your Storybird: privately or publicly </li></ul><ul><li>on the network. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The final product can be printed, viewed on screen, used in lessons or shared through a worldwide library. </li></ul>StoryBird
  9. 9. StoryBird Storybird reverses the process of visual storytelling. Start with the image and &quot;unlock&quot; the story inside. Choose an artist or theme, get inspired, start writing!
  10. 10. Browse the themes or art on Storybird
  11. 11. Start writing your story based on art from the chosen theme. Add more pictures, pages, and text as you go
  12. 12. <ul><li>Storybird: </li></ul><ul><li>Making, Reading and Sharing a Storybird is free! </li></ul><ul><li>Invite others to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Share with family, friends, students </li></ul><ul><li>Read others stories and create a reading list </li></ul><ul><li>Create a class account! </li></ul>
  13. 13. My first Storybird~ The power of sharing emotion
  14. 14. <ul><li>Storybird can connect you to a friend, classmate, or someone from another country </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is essential for success </li></ul><ul><li>Unique way to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work strengthens relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Students contextualize and imagine the world through art and their narrative </li></ul>Why does StoryBird matter in teaching and learning?
  15. 15. <ul><li>Promotes literacy, imagination and self confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes English language development </li></ul><ul><li>Students can play with words and pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Students become comfortable with the act of creation: turning imaginative art into their own story. </li></ul>Why does StoryBird matter in teaching and learning?
  16. 16. <ul><li>Classes : </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher sets up </li></ul><ul><li>No email addresses required </li></ul><ul><li>Reset passwords when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and no chat feature </li></ul><ul><li>Manage from one simple dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for collaborative Storybirds </li></ul><ul><li>Review before publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Create classroom assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful Classroom Library to share with parents! </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Ideas for use in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Buddy Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate lyrics to a song </li></ul><ul><li>Write a new/different ending to a story </li></ul><ul><li>Write about a family tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional support tool </li></ul><ul><li>Create a library of stories to share with parents/school community as an end of the year activity </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tips and tricks: Play with it before you share it with students Preview stories you want students to read Gather a classroom library or collection to have kids preview Issues/Downfalls : Can’t manipulate font size, type,color Must use the provided art in theme No substitution of art between themes Students may take awhile to pick their theme! You have to invite people one at a time
  19. 19. <ul><li>You have the option of joining the Storybird ning group. Share and collaborate with other educators. </li></ul>StoryBird Ning
  20. 20. <ul><li>Contact me anytime! </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Michelle Dabbs,M.Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: lisa.m.dabbs </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Thank You!