2 1. Registering Go to storybird.com Click on “Sign up” in the top right corner to register for an account.ii. Follow the instructions in the Sign up sidebar. In particular, choose a username carefully. You can’t change it.iii. Once you click “Create your account,” you’ll be sent an to confirm your registration.iv. Activate your account
4 1. RegisteringFollow the instructions in the Sign up sidebar. In particular, choose a username carefully. You can’t change it.Once you click “Create your account,” you’ll be sent an to confirm your registration.i Activate your account
5 1. RegisteringOnce you click “Create your account,” you’ll be sent an to confirm your registration.Activate your account.
6 1. RegisteringThe interface upon successful verification
10 2. Logging in General Setting update your avatar, password, and (usernames can’t be changed).delete your account at any time (careful—it’s permanent).
11 2. Logging in Privacy Setting: change your privacy settings Default- private (Storybirds will not show up in library)Public- all Storybirds are made public
12 2. Logging in E-mail Notification Setting: control how often Storybird.com tells you about comments on your Storybirds or when a collaborator switches turns with you.
13 2. Logging in Spellcheck setting: Control spellchecker On: highlights misspelled words in Storymaker, provides dictionary alternativesChoose the language for the dictionary
14 3. Finding StorybirdsClick on the “Read” link in the main navigation to reach the public library
15 4. Reading, commenting on and hearting Storybirds 761. Read a Storybird: click anywhere on the cover.2. Comment: scroll below the cover and use the comment box.3. Heart a Storybird: click the heart icon.4. Add to your reading list: click the link.5. Share the link: click the social networking icon(s).6. Link to the author: click the name(s) beside the author tag.7. Link to the illustrator: click on the name(s) beside the illustrator tag.34512
16 5. Creating StorybirdsClick on the “Create” link in the main navigation to start creating your own Storybird.
17 5. Creating Storybirds Artist Browse stories from different artists. Click on any story to start a story with their pictures.Click “see more art” to view more stories.
18 5. Creating Storybirds Theme Browse stories of different themes. Click on any theme to view stories related to the themeClick “see more art” to view more themes
19 5. Creating Storybirds1. Pictures: drag art thumbnails onto the page. 2. Words: mouse over the white page and start writing. 3. Pages: add or delete pages using these controls. 4. Menu: invite a collaborator, publish, or save and close. 5. Clear thumbnails: removes all thumbnails but leaves pages. 6. Start over: removes all pages and thumbnails.
20 5. Creating Storybirds Making a cover Write a title in this area. Insert the author’s name (your name).Use this image, or replace it with another art thumbnail as the cover picture.Choose a colour for the cover.4132
21 5. Creating Storybirds Creating a page 12Creating a pageDrag a art thumbnail into the page (it can be on the left, right, top or bottom).Type your words into the box provided.
22 5. Creating Storybirds Adding a new page Click “Add a Page” to create a new page in your Storybird
23 5. Creating Storybirds Removing a page Click “Remove a Page” to delete a previously-created page in your Storybird.
24 6. Inviting a Collaborator iiYou can invite a collaborator in two places.From the menu inside StorymakerFrom the dashboard
25 6. Inviting a Collaborator Fill in the invitation form.Your collaborator will get an that looks like thisWhen your collaborator clicks on the link they’ll be taken to an invite landing page where they can jump in and start playing
26 6. Inviting a Collaborator Taking turnsYou can jump in and make changes to a Storybird anytime you want.Storybird.com assigns turns and notify you on your dashboard and by when your partner has taken their turn or is switching turns with you.
27 7. Publishing Storybirds When you (or your partner, if you’re collaborating) want to finish and publish your Storybird:choose “Publish” from the Storymaker menu.
28 7. Publishing Storybirds ii. click the “Details” link beside the cover on your dashboard - clicking “Details” will take you to the “About this Storybird” panel where you can include details about your story, set your privacy option, and publish it.
30 1. Starting a Class Go to storybird.com/classes/create/ Fill in the details of your classClick “Create your Class”
31 2. Adding studentsClick “Start adding students” to add your students into your class
32 2. Adding students Last name: key in your student’s last name First name: key in your student’s first nameUsername:Choose a username for your studentAdd: After fillingin the details, click “Add” to add the student into your class.Repeat the same steps to add more students.1324
33 2. Adding students Student log in After you add students to your class, you'll give them their USERNAME (not student name) and the INITIAL ACTIVATION PASSWORD.They'll use that to login. When they do, they'll create a NEW password (for safety reasons).
34 3. Giving an assignment Click “Assignments” on the dashboard Then, click “Create an assignment” to assign tasks for your students.
35 3. Giving an assignment Choose a title for the assignment Describe the assignmentUse a Storybird or photo to inspire your studentsChoose ON if you want students to be able to use spellcheck while writing their Storybirds.This is the due date for the assignment. Due dates appear in the student’s dashboard as a gentle reminder to complete the theme/assignment.Click “Save assignment”123456
36 4. Viewing students’ stories Click “Library” on the dashboard to view all your students’ stories (assignments and own stories)
37 4. Viewing students’ stories You can view your students’ stories if they have published any.