Playing around with Storybird among other ideas for Digital Icebreakers to kick off 2 days of upcoming technology PD, I found this little picture book I wrote a few months ago. I was impressed over the last year with how this platform fueled engagement and development of enthusiastic readers, writers and digital citizens.
Storybird reverses visual storytelling by starting with images and "unlocking" the story inside. Students can create unlimited art-inspired picture books, longform stories, and poetry. Student privacy is protected. Social interactions are classroom-contained. I will definitely use it again with my classes this year.