This week’s Tech Talk topic is: StoryJumper
StoryJumper is a FREE Web 2.0 tool that allows anyone to create and discover stories. In additional, the site allows you to publish/order your book when you are finished. Check out this example…it is SO MUCH FUN!
StoryJumper has created a safe and convenient way for students to write their books. There are also story starters if you don’t want the kids to have to start from scratch. Teachers can set up classroom accounts to give each child an individual log in. The website has a GREAT help menu with step by step instructions on how to navigate their site. They even provide a worksheet for you to help your students get started!
***Note: If you set up classroom (individual student) accounts, keep in mind that the students CANNOT share the link on a website, etc. If you want your students to be able to share their book online, I would advise you to set up an account for yourself and have the students log into your account to work on their books. (Using a generic username/password like MrSmith/phantoms)
If you are already writing books during your literacy time, why not give StoryJumper a try? You can create a class book or have your students create their own book! Please don’t hesitate to invite me in to work with your students on this project!
If you have any questions about StoryJumper, please let me know!