This is a really cute website! It is an online storybook that can really get a child interested in writing. Although aimed at primary students, I feel that even my third graders would enjoy this. Children illustrate and write a story, then upload their images and record the story using their own voice. To use this in the classroom, the teacher creates an account for themselves and then for their students. A great security feature is that the accounts can be made private or open.
This website really encourages creativity in a student from beginning to end. Once a child has finished their story, they can then share it!
Some suggestions I have gathered from the links below that I can see myself using in class are the following:
- each student in the class can create and add a page to the story
- students can create a scrapbook like video/story that displays what they did in a Science project, or on a field trip (great way to share with parents that didn't get to chaperone!)
- uploading pictures of a students culture to share with classes around the world
Here are those links: