Monday, January 24, 2011

Storybird - Digital Storytelling

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Here’s a tip for anyone who is looking for an online collaborative storytelling tool that’s great for younger students as well as older ones.

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read and print. Read them like books, play them like games,and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun.

Check out the Storybird website at the link below and follow the step-by-step instructions. The site includes a choice of artwork (some by professional illustrators) to inspire creativity. Once a student has selected a set of images, it’s a simple mouse click to “Start a Storybird.”

Type in a title and author name – students are encouraged to use only a first or pen name for safety’s sake – and get started! Young authors can tell a story, write a story, type the story or create a group story.

The above information was extracted from a blog post about Storybird by Christopher Bell that appeared in School Library Journal's enewsletter SLJTeen on December 15, 2010.

Original blog post

Storybird website

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