Here’s how Storybird works: Users begin by browsing through a gallery of artwork until they find an inspiring image, and then they write a story or poem to accompany the image. The written piece can then be published on Storybird or purchased as a print book. Using the “class” feature, students are grouped into a private class separate
from the regular public Storybird community. Within this space, student work is published only for consumption by other class members. Other students
can comment on their peers’ work, and teachers can moderate those comments before the writers see them.

Users are limited to using Storybird’s artwork, and layout is largely controlled by Storybird as well. Although this could be seen as a disadvantage, what it offers is a consistently attractive end product, and these limitations mean that students can concentrate on their writing. You can make the most of Storybird by creating assignments for your class and following their blog for monthly writing challenges and ideas. Storybird also offers a fantastic fundraising program, where schools can earn 30 percent of sales on student books. And in 2018 they introduced a fantastic catalog of free online courses on topics like writing graphic novels, song lyrics, literary arguments, and scripts


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