A rich media tutorial regarding the art inspired web 2.0 service, Storybird covering everything from registration to lesson creation, to student completion to grading and badging.

Work description:
Slide content design, video screen capture, voice-over, lesson development (poem and story assignments), sample artifact creation

Learner target:
Elementary and middle school educators and instructional designers

Technology employed:
PowerPoint, Camtasia, Storybird, YouTube

Theoretical foundations
While the existence of “visual learners” and the value of attempting to cater to different learning styles continues to be debated, the value of invoking multiple modalities in learning is clear. By invoking visual and narrative associations, Storybird promotes greater retention than your typical sentence writing exercise, while also promoting an outlet for personal expression. This is why I chose to demonstrate a vocabulary based lesson in my Storybird tutorial.