Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Storybird

This innovative website allows you to use collections of illustrations as inspiration for your own original stories.  Originally aimed at families with primary-aged kids, I think high-schoolers could have some fun with it too. You choose from a collection of pictures that spark your interest and then you are free to develop your own plot and draw on as many of the pictures as you like to illustrate your story.  The really neat thing about it is the ability to invite another person(s) to collaborate with you.  So you can write a few pages and then send an invitation to a friend to join in and take a turn writing.  My daughter and a friend are working on a lovely story about a rabbit at present, taking turns to write the story and choose the pictures.  It would be a fantastic project to work on with a grandparent, aunt or uncle who lived far away.  Or a fun way for parents or siblings to create a shared project.  And I think it might be a great tool for motivating reluctant writers.  Check it out here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like it. I really, really like it. Thanks! J

Deb said...

It is great, isn't it? I didn't do it justice in the blog post. It was hard to explain without getting really wordy and meander-y.