Loved using “Storybird” today at Colbert Elementary. To get Storybird from any computer, ipad, kindle, Nook, etc (it doesn’t work that well on a hand-held device) you may either go directly to http://www.storybird.com, but I recommend you go to Colbert or Midway (or which ever Mead elementary school you attend) library website > databases > Informational Tech tools > Presentation tools > Storybird. Create an account by using your school-issued username and then use that same username and add @mead354.org (or any other email address you would like ) and your school-issued password.
Click “CREATE: and go wherever the art leads you. The “create poem” allows you to drag and drop phrases into poems,
and the picture book pages allow you to write stories that match with which ever painting strikes you.
Here’s what I threw together, then decided I would make a book of out takes from famous fairy tales. Will I finish? Probably not! Creativity is an in-the-moment thing, right?!
I always recommend that beginning, aspiring, not-quite-inspired-yet- or blocked writers start with the ridiculous, just as I did.