Welcome to Storybird, a free, online story creator flexible for families and teachers. This is my favorite recent discovery in the Web 2.0 world.
Storybird allows a child to create a free, private, anonymous account. With that account, you can read public Storybirds or create your own using available story art. Using the simple drag-drop feature, you decide the number of pages and the art on each page. Then you supply the words. Once your child publishes her Storybird, you can keep it private or you can mark it public. This is fantastic way to play with narrative, illustration, and creativity. Your child will feel the pride of being an author, in seeing their completed, published work and in enjoying their stories again and again.
Educators can also use Storybird by setting up an teacher's account. The teacher's account allows you to create a class and set up assignments which keep your students organized and together. Storybirds are kept private from the outside world, but students can see the Storybirds published within their class.
Storybird offers great tutorials that make learning the features a snap. So fast to get started and so easy to create - start your Storybird today!