Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Thanks again to Twitter and @imcguy, the fun of Storybird has come my way.
The site provides a story template with tons of amazing artists who have created a set of illustrations to be used. Simply choose an artist (I am loving the bright colors and playfulness of Paul McDougall), drag a picture into the blank page and add text. Students will need emails to create their own account, but they can play around and create a story without signing up. Note that they cannot save the story.
My plan is to have the 1st and 2nd graders take some time experimenting with this site during our time next week, and then I'll send home a note about the site so parents can sign their kids up. I see it as a great way to be creative at home with storytelling. Plus, the inspiration from the illustrations is sure to have some kids drawing to their heart's content.
Care to read mine? Feel free.