Storybird is a fun site where kids can create their own digital storybooks. The site has a beautiful interface both for students and teachers, and it’s free and easy to set up a teacher account to create and manage classes. In Storybird, students can use gorgeous artwork to illustrate stories that they write. The site uses a simple, intuitive drag-and-drop interface that is easy for even young learners to master. The teacher interface lets you create as many classes as you need, and you can assign projects and create classroom libraries with just a few clicks. Stories can be written either individually, or collaboratively. Authors have the ability to invite others to join them in creating and editing stories. The site makes it easy to share student work with family and friends online, and you can also purchase printed or digital copies of your books once they are created.
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I just finished using Storybird in my classroom and happened upon your post. I had great success with Storybird. Kids loved it and they were very motivated to complete their stories. Some have even made Storybirds at home. I liked how easy it was to set up classes and that I had options after students published. The only thing I would have liked is the ability to see student’s work online prior to publishing without having to have their passwords. My classes Storybirds are found at http://myclassroomblog.edublogs.org/tag/storybirds/