Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories, presentations, reports, or tutorials you and your students make to share, read, and print. Storybird is a fun, collaborative website that can be integrated in all content areas and at all grade levels. It can be an effective resource for teaching parts of a story, the writing process, promoting creativity, and more. STEM and social studies teachers can use Storybird for engaging alternatives to traditional lessons, reports and presentations. Storybird also seamlessly keeps a portfolio of each student’s work.
Participants will be guided in setting up accounts and helped as they begin using Storybird.com’s tools and services. Participants will learn how to use the teacher-specific tools.
Below are my slides from the workshop that I’ve taught a couple of times this week at the Mississippi Educational Communications Conference (MECA) in Jackson, MS. All the workshop materials and resources (including a video tutorial, additional examples, notes, etc.) are available on my wiki, Learning Telecollaboratively.
- More from the annals of micropublishing: Picture books from Storybird (pandodaily.com)
- Storybird (5j2014misshooban.wordpress.com)
- Storybirds: A Must Have tool in the classroom! (5j2014msconneally.wordpress.com)
- 2nd Graders Remember Dr. King (clifmims.com)
- 5 Important Tips to Consider When planning to use ICT’s to Improve Your Teaching (teachingtipsandideas.wordpress.com)