Teacher Review For Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales is a digital storytelling tool that will ignite your students' creative writing.

Fay C.
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
Hanover County Public Schools
Ashland, VA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students love working in Little Bird Tales. It is a great way for students to digitally produce writing, add images (either hand-drawn or imported), and includes voice recordings. Students really like the ability to hear their voice telling their story! Each story is downloadable in PDF format for free. To receive a copy that includes the voice feature, however, there is a small cost associated. One down fall is that Little Bird Tales now limits a free class size to 20 students.
My Take
I think Little Bird Tales is a wonderful way to engage students with digital story creation. They really enjoy the ability to create a story in a book form that can include their own artwork; adding the voice recording element is a fantastic way to engage students that have difficulty writing/typing out a story, but are able to verbally tell it (ELL, Low literacy, Special needs, or even early primary). Creating a collaborative class story is another possibility using Little Bird Tales. It is a great tool for engaging reluctant readers and writers. Setting up a class on the teacher side takes a little bit of time, and free class size is now limited to 20 students, but it is worth the effort for such a great tool.