Storybird - collaborative storytelling

posted 8 Dec 2010, 08:00 by Charlie Barrow
This is a great site that allows collaborative writing using hundreds of beautiful illustration to act as a stimulus. I used this during World Book Day for children to write their own stories without the normal step-by-step constrictions they face in lessons. They absolutely loved the artwork and after a brief recap on the story hill, children started writing their own.
Since then, the site has improved to include a teacher log in where classes and pupils can be managed so that they don't need their own logins and there's even themed competitions to inspire after school too.