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School Librarian Saturday: My Storymaker

In School Librarian Saturday, I’m going to share the websites, databases, apps, and other stuff I use with students in my K-3 teacher-librarian role, under the cover of internet darkness (see: the weekend).

Today we have a website that allows students to create a story, called My Storymaker.

What It Is: A site created by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh that allows users to create a story using a variety of options for character, action, and setting.

What’s Good About It: It walks users through the story creation process and allows students to save or print their creations.

What’s Bad About It: The site hasn’t been updated for a while and it runs on Flash, so I’m worried its days might be numbered.

Last Words: I introduce this to students in second grade and it’s a website that students love and return to.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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