Do you do digital story telling with your students? In the past I've always used Comic Life or other comic creation websites with my students, but this year I discovered a new digital story telling website!
It's called Storybird and my students love it! I thought it was going to be too challenging for my firsties and possibly even too challenging for my second graders this early in the year, but I was wrong.
Here is a screen shot of the first screen on the website:
It also provides them with an audience for their writing and knowing that others can comment on their work makes them want to write something worth reading. When people read their stories they can give them "Hearts" if they like it, which is kind of like "liking" something on Facebook.
It's fairly user friendly which is what I love about it. I was surprised at how fast my students picked it up. They figured out how to add more pages to their story and how to select different art work before I could even show them!
Not only is this program totally awesome but it is also FREE! Who doesn't love free educational stuff?!
Speaking of FREE, I recently made some addition math centers to use with my first and second graders. I'm using them to help with the Doubles Strategy and near doubles. It also comes with a great set of Doubles Posters that can be purchased separately in my TPT Store. I will give away a copy of the centers to the first 5 people who leave a comment about how they use digital story telling with their students!
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