Storytelling

Each Persona Doll has a story to tell. They each have a profile and details of their background. They each have a journal or file which tells their story so that everyone will be telling the same story relating to a particular doll.

There are also many digital storytelling programs which can be used to tell the stories of the dolls.

Little Bird Tales
http://littlebirdtales.com/

Little Bird Tales is particularly suitable for use by children. It gives the opportunity to create their own illustrations by scanning and uploading images/photos or sketching on the online art pad, to write their story and to record it using their computer’s microphone. It is child friendly, easy to use and does not have any advertising on the site.
There is no cost to create an account- only a valid email address is required.

Storybird
http://storybird.com/

Storybird gives choices of subject tags and collections of artwork in many different styles to act as prompts for creating a picture story book. You can read about Storybird in one of their own books here http://storybird.com/books/about-us-a-peek-inside-storybird/  I notice that one comment on this page was from Jay who uses Storybird for creative writing with her class of gifted students.
It is easy to create imaginative stories and very enjoyable to read the stories that other people have written.
I created two stories (not about Persona Dolls) using this program.
Copy Cat http://storybird.com/books/copy-cat-3/
Freedom is http://storybird.com/books/freedom-is-13/

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Storyjumper
http://www.storyjumper.com/

StoryJumper is a site that gives teachers, students, parents, and authors a fun set of intuitive tools for writing and illustrating stories.
It allows use of your own illustrations as well as backgrounds and images offered in the program.

Click on the Create button which takes you to the StoryCreator tool. There is a short video that demonstrates how the tools work.
There is no cost to create a book. Digital and hard copies of it can be purchased if desired.

I created a story about Sprite using StoryJumper at http://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/5746162/jofrei

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For many, many more digital storytelling programs see 50+ Ways to tell a story http://50ways.wikispaces.com/

This is a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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