6/23/12

Web 2.0 Tutorials for Teachers #3!


It's Saturday! This is my third week of web 2.0 tutorial videos, and today is special because I'm featuring...

Wait for it...

Storybird!


I'm really excited about this one. I apologize for apologizing so much in the video. I was tired (it was 11pm when I recorded), and I kept losing track of my words. I hope that the video still helps you even though my brain felt a little out of sorts.

Storybird is a tool that can be used to create beautiful illustrated books without having to hire an illustrator! The artists that contribute have done an amazing job with their artwork so that we can write to our little hearts content! I think this would be such a fun way to have a shared writing lesson instead of just using a boring anchor chart. Below is the book that I created for you to look at. I tried to use all the different picture positions that Storybird offers so you can see all the ways you can do it.





The Monsters In My Closet! by sadams22 on Storybird  Okay well here you go! Below is the embed for the VIDEO TUTORIAL! I love making these and I hope that you enjoy watching them. Feel free to pin, share, comment, like, whatever you feel like doing! I'd love to help as many teachers as possible with these tutorials. I know that technology may seem like a scary monster to you at times, but just remember that the monster may turn out to be your friend like the ones in the book did. :)
If you would like to start your Storybird account and receive a FREE PDF download on sign-up, just put your email address in the form below. YOUR EMAIL IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FORM, but if you do include it, the PDF that would normally cost you $2 would be free instead, and I would receive one free PDF download as well! If that's not a win-win, I don't know what is! :)
UPDATE!
Here are the QR codes for the Mystery Blog Hop! Scan one of them to jump to a new page. Leave a comment first before you go! :)

11 comments:

  1. Great tutorial, Sarah! I already have a Storybird account, so I didn't fill out your form... but I think the content and length of your tutorials have been perfect. Unfortunately, I can't think of any creative names right now. I am excited to be contributing with you at Technology Tailgate :)

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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    1. Thanks, Kate! You can still fill out the form because your email isn't required. It's mainly just for feedback purposes. I guess I should clarify more in the post! I'm really excited to be contributing too! It's going to turn out great. :)

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  2. Great tutorial! I had not heard of storybird before now. I am your newest follower. I love to learn tech tips!
    Dana
    Stop by & visit me @ Fun in 1st Grade

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  3. I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll check out my new "manly" blog!

    Greg
    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

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  4. Such a great tutorial! Thank you for introducing me to Storybird. Now I have to find a way to incorporate it into my classroom!

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  5. Hi there. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to see what you have to do to redeem :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    Versatile Blog Award Post

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    1. Thank you so much, Heidi! You're so sweet!

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  6. Love the idea of a mystery blog hop....it led me to your site. I am so happy to find a techie resource out there. Happy 4th...

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  7. I am checking out all of the blogs in the QR Mystery Blog Hop. Since mine is in grades 3-6, I thought I would look at all of the primary ones. Yours is awesome, and I am so glad I discovered it.

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  8. Great tutorial and super cute blog. I'm following, for sure. Thanks for linking up!
    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

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  9. All you videos are marked as private. I want to use them in my middle school media center website. I would really appreciate your marking them as public. Thank you.

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