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Site Review: StoryBird

Site URL:  StoryBird.com

Content:  This is a collaborative learning site for younger children. Here, users create and publish illustrated, interactive, story-based lessons, or StoryBirds.Story Bird

Design: Light and fun best describe StoryBird. Given the target demographic, this is a plus. After logging on, users are only one click away from reading their first StoryBird. The homepage is dominated by a selection of the most recently published stories and offers easy navigation to the sign-up page.

All of the StoryBirds are easily navigated. A simple click command turns the pages, making them suitable for younger children to read on their own.

Review: The content here is all great—if you’re a young a child. Keep in mind that this is a tool, rather than something aimed at teachers. Lessons run the gamut from what to do when faced with a bully, to how things would be if everyone cared. There are also non-lesson-based stories available for pure enjoyment.

All of the StoryBirds are nicely illustrated and beautiful to look at. Their content is very age-specific, but would be very well received by that demographic.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for interactive stories with a little embedded lesson, or if you’d just like to try your hand at crafting such a tale, visit StoryBird.com.

 

Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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