Mrs. Campagna's Class

A mind is like a parachute, it only works when open. -Frank Zappa

Student Blogging Challenge: Storybird

on December 5, 2014

Storybird.com is a wonderful site that is dedicated to student writing and the reading of other people’s creative work! It allows students to choose beautiful illustrations and then create a picture book or chapter book that is inspired by those images.  This encourages students to write freely and openly, to use their creative minds without feeling judges or having too many rules. Students know that they can create these stories, change them, personalize them and when they are ready, they can share them with the world!! Your challenge is to write a story and then publish it on your blog.

 In the last two weeks, every student has created a Storybird.com account. I have linked all of your accounts to our class account and to each other.  Now it will be possible for the stories that you finish to be shared with other students!  What I would like each student to do is to challenge themselves to write a Storybird story.  You can choose either a picture book or chapter book format.  This is step one of your challenge! 

After you have written the story and saved it (so important!), follow these steps.

1. Click on the MENU button in the bottom left hand corner.

2. Click on PUBLISH.

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3. Add categories and tags.  Scroll to the bottom and click PUBLISH.

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4. Scroll down and you will see a small heart on the right hand side. Next to it is an odd looking sideways V.  Click this to get your embedding code (just like our virtual pets!).

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5. Highlight and copy the EMBED CODE.

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6. Go to your blog, create a new post titled STUDENT BLOGGING CHALLENGE 2 .  Then click on ADD MEDIA.  Click on INSERT EMBED CODE and paste the code!  Ta-da! You have now shared your story with the world!!  Have fun students, I can’t wait to see all of your stories. 

 


7 Responses to “Student Blogging Challenge: Storybird”

  1. noahg2014 says:

    Dear Mrs. Campagna,
    Just so you know braeden commented on my blog and so did my dad.

  2. noahg2014 says:

    Dear Mrs. Campagna,
    Just so you know braeden commented on my blog and so did my dad.

    CON AMOR,
    Noah

  3. daniellec2014 says:

    Dear Mrs. Campagna,

    I didn’t have the chose to do press insert embed code because it did not show up.

    From,
    Danielle

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear Mrs.C,
    I couldn’t find the code but I was able to copy a link to my story and put it on my blog. The title of the book is on my blog. You have to press the title to go to my story.

    Love,
    Hamsika

  5. Hamsika says:

    Dear Mrs.C,
    I couldn’t find the code but I was able to copy a link to my story and put it on my blog. The title of the book is on my blog. You have to press the title to go to my story.

    Love,
    Hamsika

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