Storybird is a fantastic creative writing tool for students of any age. Storybird is web based and allows teachers to create a classroom account and then generate student accounts. Once students have an account Storybird gives them access to thousands of illustrations and page layouts to help guide their writing. Students select a collection of pictures and choose the images they want to include in their book. Then students can begin writing! They type the text for their story directly on the page with the illustrations they selected. Storybird also allows students to work collaboratively on stories! Once a story is complete students can publish their story and it will appear in the public Storybird bookshelf, or they can keep their story private so only their teacher may view it. Storybird is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and a fun way to complete a writing project!
These tutorials walk you through setting up your account and student accounts, as well as giving ideas of how to use Storybird in your classroom.