Teacher Review for StoryJumper

A great way for young creative minds to bring their ideas to life!

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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Small group
How I Use It
I believe that the most advantageous use for StoryJumper would be for small groups to create a story and bring it to life in book form. An assignment like this would be most applicable to a Creative Writing course, but it could also be relevant to a graphic design course, an art class, or an early English class. While this tool is great, I do think that it would only work for young children, perhaps grades K-5. While it is very accessible, offering a wide variety of images, all are very cartoony and do not encourage deep thought.
My Take
Overall, I think that this is a really great source of student creativity. While the pricing could be problematic (as it costs approximately 8 dollars just to download your creation) and further disparities in education, I believe that just sharing the link to student stories would be sufficient for self expression. Not only can students choose from auto-generated characters and scenes, but they can mix and match different features and looks to create the object of their imagination. I do think that there could be a few more options for hair and other features to be more inclusive—all students deserve to be represented in literature, including the stories that they create themselves. The collaboration feature is really helpful, as it promotes students' to work together on a single concept. This encourages avid discussion and enriches learning.