I love technology and I love writing stories. For me, digital storytelling is super exciting because it melds the two together. I will be teaching digital storytelling at the CISD Summer Conference and hope some of you will be attending. I have been working with several new tools to prepare for the session. One that I just had to share was www.storybird.com
Storybird has a variety of artwork in its art gallery that students choose from to illustrate their books. I think this is awesome because it acts as an artful resource so that the students can simply focus in on their writing and thinking. I also just now learned that teachers can create accounts with sub-accounts for students...so easy! Teachers can also create assignments for the students within Storybird! Not only that, students can invite others to collaborate on their stories and purchase the completed stories in hard copy form!
Here's an example:
Season's Greetings on Storybird
I am looking for a class to test with...any takers????