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Using Storybird to Develop a Sense of Story in Young Children

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Melissa Childers

on 18 January 2017

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Transcript of Using Storybird to Develop a Sense of Story in Young Children

The Foundation
Using Storybird to Develop a Sense of Story in Young Children
What is Storybird?
"Visual storytelling for everyone." ~ storybird.com
Getting Started
Teachers can register themselves to use the site by navigating to www.storybird.com. You can also register your classroom and individual students with your free educator account.
A Web 2.0 Tool with a Purpose
We don't want to just use the Storybird tool, we want to teach.
Promoting Growth
Collaborative Writing
Social Skills
How is Storybird useful?
A new literacy tool for a new generation. ~Storybird.com
Social Story Example:
Teaching Differences Example:
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.6 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
NET Standards (National Educational Technology Standards) for Teachers
Developing 21st Century Skills
For more information (and NETS for students): http://www.iste.org/standards
2.a Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning.
3.b Collaborate with studnts. peers, parents and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.
3.c Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats.
5.a Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.
Providing a Framework
- We are effective in our instruction when objectives are defined and assessed.
- Here we have a simple visual to convey expectations for a storytelling.
Your Assignment
In your group, Use your Storybird account, to choose and name a character.
Collaborate within your group and use your chosen illustrations to write about an event in your characters "life."
Continue your story by narrating your character's response the the events.
Within your group, reread your story and evaluate your success using the bottom portion of the provided framework.
Evaluating a written narrative
teach constructive feedback through non-examples
Better Narratives
I. Addison, (2013, March 11). Storybird [Video post]. Retrieved from

Using Storybird
Publishing and Sharing
S. Avery. (2011, September 4). Embedding Storybird. [Video post]. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuSMrV2IiC8
Techteacher18. (2013, March 9). Storybird for Educators Part 2. [Video post]. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2ObQygSDqE
Lamme, L. L., S. L. Krogh, and K. A. Yachmetz. 1992. Literature-based moral education: Children's books and activities for teaching values, responsibility, and good judgment in the elementary school. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.
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