Student Created Content: StoryboardThat

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  • March 19, 2017
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Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 9.17.50 PMI have an app folder on my iPad called “Make & Create” that has my favourite tools for student projects. Essential Apple apps Pages and Keynote are in there. Also there are iPad staples; Explain Everything, Book Creator, and Mindnode are also there. The two former I have blogged about before (here and here) and I look forward to giving Mindnode to students soon. The final two apps are web based apps – meaning they are websites you interact with to make and create. There is Canva: my go-to graphics program, and StoryboardThat… and it is this little beauty that I want to highlight here…Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 10.39.01 PMGr8/9 EAL student: Frankenstein Chapter Summary

My super fab school just purchased me a StoryboardThat subscription. My EAL students have used it during the trial to make a simple three panel summary of the first few chapters of Frankenstein, and now I’m going to try it with Grade 6 Individuals and Societies (I&S is a combined humanities and Geography course in the IB MYP).

Setting up accounts was easy – they will change their passwords on the first day and then I will print out login cards to give them. After I got all the students in the system is was easy to put them in subject classes. We have finished all the heavy writing assessments in I&S last week – so proud of them! – so I wanted to end the term with a fun, lighter, reflection task.

In StoryboardThat I created an “assignment” for the class called “Ancient Rome Review”. Within this assignment I attached a template and a sample about Ancient Egypt that students can emulate (Thank you John Gillis!).

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Im really excited about what the student might achieve with this – they are a very adventurous and creative group of kids and there work is testament to it. Exciting!

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About Laura Wright

Laura is a passionate educator, researcher and designer. Her experience teaching in Asia and Europe have fueled her desire to provide authentic learning experiences supporting creativity through technology integration. She loves to travel and read everything. Follow her @MrsLauraW.

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