Tap into your Students Creativity!

A guide to Storybird

If you are looking for a way to integrate technology into your writing block search no more! Use this flyer as a step by step guide to get your students thinking creatively!

What is Storybird anyway?

Storybird: Brief introduction for teachers

Just to Recap...

  • Teachers are allowed to set up free accounts. From there, you will create a class in which you fill in your students name. An account with a username and a password will be set up for each student.
  • Once your class is set up you can create assignments for your students. When setting this up, you will write directions on what you want your students to do. It could be as simple as assigning them to explore the site, giving them a piece of artwork from the site and having them respond what it makes them think, or even explaining a project you want them to complete.
  • The site gives them the option to write longform books, picture books, or poetry.
  • Once they publish their work it will go into a library that holds all the work for your class. From here you can go in and grade their work if you would like!
  • Once their work is published, there is even an option to purchase the book by digital download, paperbook, or hardback.
  • The amount of free artwork is endless!

First, Think of all the writing curriculum we need to address:

Learning Goals

  1. Students will write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes
  2. Students will use communication tools that allow for anytime, anywhere access to interact, collaborate, or publish with peers locally and globally.
  3. Students will write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
  4. Students will create and execute steps to accomplish a task.
  5. Students will have FUN using technology to increase their understanding of concepts taught in the STEM content areas!

Example Storybird I created to display how artwork in the site can be used to integrate technology, writing, and math skills.