Showing posts with label Story Cubes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Story Cubes. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Free Webinar Today! - Making Great Handouts With Storyboard That Templates

Today, at 4pm ET I'm hosting a free webinar titled Making Great Handouts With Storyboard That Templates. This webinar will feature many of the new story cube and worksheet design tools that were added to Storyboard That for the new school year.

In Making Great Handouts With Storyboard That Templates you will learn how you can use the features of Storyboard That to create great-looking worksheets, story cubes, and instructional templates. Storyboard That's design tools are perfect for folks like me who aren't particularly artistically-inclined. That's because there are more than 40,000 pieces of pre-made artwork in Storyboard That that you can drag-and-drop into your designs.

Storyboard That is encouraging enterprising teachers to use the new worksheet and story cube design tools to make things that they can list on marketplaces like Teachers Pay Teachers. To that end, there isn't any Storyboard That watermarking applied to the materials that you make through their service. Finally, the end of this webinar will include some tips on listing your materials on TPT and Gumroad.

Click here to register for Making Great Handouts With Storyboard That Templates.

This webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live broadcast. Everyone who is registered will be sent a copy of the recording, there is no need to email me to request a copy of the recording.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Create Printable Story Cubes on Storyboard That

Storyboard That started out as simple tool that anyone could use to create good-looking storyboards for a variety of purposes including explaining historical events, plot lines, and even business plans. Over the years Storyboard That has evolved to provide more than 40,000 pieces of artwork and dozens of templates for making everything from simple comics to timelines to complex flowcharts. The update to Storyboard That features a new templates and artwork for making worksheets and story cubes.

Storyboard That's new worksheet templates can be customized with any of the artwork that Storyboard That offers. To make your worksheet start by selecting one of the page layouts and then a template for the page. After making those selections you can customize the template by adding any of the shapes, text boxes, and artwork that Storyboard That provides to your worksheet. To add items to worksheet simply drag them from the artwork menu onto your worksheet page. You can then customize the color, size, orientation, and spacing of the elements that you added to your page.

Storyboard That's new story cube template lets you and your students design printable, foldable story cubes. The process of customizing a story cube is the same as that for customizing a worksheet. The only difference is that you have to select the story cube template instead of a worksheet template at the start of the process.

Applications for Education
You can use the template to make a story cube to make story starter dice that your students roll to generate a combination of words to use as the impetus for writing a fiction story. If you decide to try this method, make a cube that has verbs, a cube that has adjectives, and a cube that has nouns. Then have your students roll all three to come up with a combination to start their stories. You can drag and drop any of Storyboard That's free artwork into your story cube before printing it.

Storyboard That wants teachers to use the worksheet templates to make great-looking handouts for their students. And they encourage entrepreneurial teachers to use the templates to make materials that they can sell through services like Teachers Pay Teachers and Gumroad. In fact, that process will be explained in next week's free webinar Making Great Handouts With Storyboard That Templates.

Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Story Cubes - Templates to Help Students Plan Stories

Read Write Think's Cube Creators provide templates designed to break the writing process into six distinct parts. There are templates for writing biographies, mysteries, short stories, and a blank template that you can customize. Students enter the required information into the online template. When the template is completed, it can be printed with lines for cutting and folding to create an actual cube.

Applications for Education
Cube Creator templates could help students get started on a writing assignment when they're confronted with writer's block. The templates also provide guidance for outlining and formatting a story. These templates are suitable for elementary school use.