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I love storybird. I learned about this last year in my grad school class and tried it out in my classroom by integrating it into my 6th grade science class. We had just learned about motion, and the students had to create a story dealing with motion. It could be about anything as long as 3 or 4 of their vocab words and definitions were included in the story. The kids came up with some very creative stories! They enjoyed it! Thanks for reminding me of this!

Tech Integration Facilitator

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I love Storybird and so did the Grades 1 and 2 students I introduced it to last year. A big question I had from some, but not all, teachers I work with as we try to integrate this into the classroom and center work, is that they object to some of the images. I agree that some are a little over the top but in an artsy type of way. I just direct kids to a different choice. How do the rest of you deal with this? Thank you.

I have never used storybird.

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I have never used storybird. I plan to incorporate storybird into my lesson this school year. I am looking forward to using storybird.

I published my storybird, but

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I published my storybird, but i cannot see the embed and badges in blue type anywhere. what do I do?

Educational Technology Coach, Creighton School District

Storybird

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Hello everyone. I too am having some problems getting the embed code for my Storybird but will continue trying (I do have it set as public). Here is the URL to my story:http://storybird.com/books/summer-on-the-farm/

It is about my own experience visiting my grandfather's farm one summer.

Someone else mentioned it would be nice if students could include their own drawings/pictures, as student can with Little Bird Tales (http://littlebirdtales.com/) or Storyjumper (http://www.storyjumper.com/).

I do like having the ablity to embed the stories into a teacher webpage or blog so they can be easily shared between students and with parents.

Curriculum Manager, Career and Technology Foundations, Alberta Education

How about having students use

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How about having students use it to create a short tutorial of a concept that they found hard and now know how to do, or summarize what they have learned as part of a unit?

That's how I plan to use it in my junior high computer class.

Curriculum Manager, Career and Technology Foundations, Alberta Education

Great Tool

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I found Storybird easy to use, and easy to embed in an HTML page. It would be fantastic if students could upload their own images or export the finished book as a stand-alone file like a flash presentation; but I understand that that is not the goal of the software.

I heard that Storybird is created by Canadians, which makes me happy because I am always happy to demonstrate Canadian success stories in my (Canadian) classroom.

I created a storybird to use as an example as part of a graphic design project for grade 9 computer students and am going to encourage them to use it themselves. It was easy to embed into Moodle.

You can see my Storybird on my portfolio page Rhonda Jessen

High School Chemistry Teacher from South Carolina

Lab Safety Storybird

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I did not have trouble embedding the Storybird. It was fun; and even though I am not really creative, I can see where students would have fun with an assignment using this application. This is the link to my Storybird: http://radicalion.wikispaces.com/Story+Bird+on+Lab+Safety

Preservice Teacher - Student Teaching Fall of 2011

Storybird posted :)

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After waiting to see if the "embed and badges" button would appear on my Storybird for 24 hours, I found a way to post it to my wiki without it. I captured the image of my Storybird using Jing and then added it as a file to my wiki page. I added a caption and to the right of "add caption," I clicked on "add link" and pasted the url for my Storybird there. Hopefully this helps those of you who still cannot see "embed and badges" even after making your Storybird and default settings public. Now you can click on my Storybird on my wiki! http://edutopia-ntbootcamp.wikispaces.com/Portfolio+for+Brandi+McRoberts
As I posted before, I would like to incorporate the use of Storybird for collaborative writings and to get parents involved.

pre-service elementary teacher

So I too am unable to embed

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So I too am unable to embed my storybird even though it is published, listed as public and I even set my default to public. Maybe it needs to be approved by storybird first since I also received that message after I published it. Anyway, here is the link to my published storybird http://storybird.com/books/dream-big-452/
and the link to my wikispaces portfolio
http://edutopia-ntbootcamp.wikispaces.com/Alicia+Schordine
I really love this tool, mostly for the fantastic art and the amazingly talented illustrators who share their work with the public in such a creative, collaborative way. I can think of many ways in which I will incorporate this tool into my classroom.

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