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A19 - Storybird

Duration
30 minutes

Age recommendation
6–10

Key words
storytelling, writing skills, creativity, online

Languages of the original source
English. But this activity can be used in any language.

Materials needed
computer, Internet access, Storybird website


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Aim of the activity

The aims of this activity is to improve children’s writing, reading and IT skills,
as well as improve their creativity.



Preparation for the activity

A computer and Internet connection are required.



Procedure

1. Go to the Storybird website.
Tip | It is best for the parent to register on the site so that the children’s
work can be saved.
2. Click “Create” (in the upper-left corner of the screen).
3. Let your child choose the artwork they like the best.
4. Let them start adding text and creating a story.



Significant benefit of the activity

This activity helps develop the children’s writing, reading and IT skills, as well
as improving their creativity.



Source of the activity

Pop A., Gómez M.S., Engaging Learners through Digital Storytelling. Rationale,
Guide, and Tips for Using Storybird, Rate Issues, 2011:39–43.
Storybird, Create, read, and share visual stories, HTTP://STORYBIRD.COM/