1 Storybird-What is Storybird?Storybird is a visual storytelling community. A global hub of readers, writers, andartists of all ages.Create..Read..Share, Storybird is a collaborative story writingwebsite that embodies all three of these ideas.Born as a way to inspire storytelling withchildren, Storybird allows you to easilycreate and collaborate on powerful, professional looking stories, using artworkprovidedby a growing and diversegroup of professional artists.It reverses visualstorytelling by starting with the image and "unlocking" the story inside. Exploreartists, get inspired, and write!That simple idea has made it indispensable for millions of people.-How to join storybird Go to www.storybird.com Click on Sign Up.Note: if you are not registered, you can explore and read stories in Storybirdbut you can’t create any one.
2 To create a Storybird account:- Select an account type:RegularTeacher/ClassKid/under 131- Account type: regular
43-Account Type: Kid/ under 13 What is a kids account?Kid accounts are for members under the age of 13. By law, these membersneed the approval of, and activation of, their account by a parent/guardian.Kid accounts are the same as regular accounts with a few small differences:1. They must be approved by a parent.2. Email notifications are sent to an email address chosen by the parent.3. Some artwork may be blocked based on age-appropriateness.Kids who started on Storybird under the age of 13 but are now older than 13can update their email addresses in their settings and take control of theaccount
5 Next you will need to go to your email address to confirm your account.The email will contain a link, which will bring you back to Story birdalready logged in. After Registration you can upload your avatar picture: Note:The only difference between normal account and teacher account is theclasses that I can create at teacher account.
6Registration to Storybird is for free, but You can Personalize Storybird withMembership. (Get free downloads, customize your look, and more!)
7 How Do I Create StoryMaking stories on Storybird is easy, fast, andfun.To start, visit "Create" and explore the images until you find an artist that youlike.On the art page (the single-image pages where you can make comments) or theartist home page (where you see all the artists images), tap the "Use this artfor..." button and the artwork will load into the editor.In the editor, drag and drop images from the work area onto the page and usethe white space to write your story.Use the Menu in the bottom-left corner to "Save and Close" a story thatsunfinished. Select "Publish" when youre done.Private stories can be shared via email or codes with friends and family.Public stories are moderated by Storyspotters. Once approved, your story willappear on your profile, search, and the feeds of your followers. You can emailand embed public stories and share them on social networks.A note about making stories: youll be happier and more creative if you workwith the artwork and try to unlock its stories rather than working against theartwork and trying to ram it into a story youve already written.
9Start creating your story1-Make cover to the story and choice the colors:2- Choose arts, drag them into the pages and write your story, it’s so simple!-Remove a page +Add a Page< Previous page. > Next Page
103-Use the Menu in the bottom-left corner to "Save and Close" a storythats unfinished. Select "Publish" when youre done.
12StoryspottersAll publicly-shared stories are moderated, during which time social sharing andembeds are turned off and the stories dont appear in public search or profiles.Once the story has been moderated and approved, the book will appear in yourprofile, search, and the feeds of your followers.However, your IRL (In Real Life) Connections can find your stories via search,see them on your profile, read them in their feed and comment or hear them beforetheyre moderated. Its like a "sneak peek". Be sure to add IRL Connections in your"Following" list.
13To “Explore”Click on any of the tags to see artwork associated with that keyword:
14Note:When I explore arts for an artist, or read a story, I can commenton/heart/repost at any time.I can also share arts:Or categorize this artwork:
15In summaryTeachers rely on Storybird to get students from K-12 writing andreading. Families adore it for our constant stream of stories.Tweens and teens use it to connect with each other and express theirangst.Storybird is one part educational platform, one part real-time publishing,and one part social network. And it’s 100% nifty!Good Bye!I Love Storybird