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Storybird Matrix

Colorado Academic
Standards

ISTE
Standards
for
Teachers

ISTE
Standards
for Students

Blooms
Taxonomy

Constructivism

Gamification

At the end of the


story bird there
could be a game
where the students
can practice their
addition and
subtraction.
Looking for these
pattern can be
almost a game for
the students. In that
they are able to
have fun in finding
the patterns.
The survey could
possibly be a game
in itself.

Flipped
Classroom

Mathematics
1. Number Sense,
Properties, and
Operations

Teacher posts
storybird on class
portfolio of how
one can add or
subtract
#3,b

Students read the


storybird and use it
to help them with
their homework.
#4,c

The students are using


resources to help
them better
understand the
concept.
Understand

Teachers are creating a


new way to think about
number senses by using
a story.

2. Patterns, Functions,
and Algebraic Structures

Teachers will post


storybird
examples on the
class portfolio
about the shape of
pattern.
#4
The teacher will
take a survey of
the students
favorite subject.
#1

Students can look at


storybird pictures
and look to see how
some may take on a
pattern.
#4

Students are using


online tools to help
them see what a
pattern consists of.
understand

Teachers are letting their


students figure it out
themselves.

The students will


then take the survey
results and create
statist storybird for
them.
#2

Students are getting


to create their own
sotrybird.
create

The teacher is not only


letting their students be
creative but learn how to
read probability correct.

Teachers are to let


their students
work in groups
and figure out the
problem.
#1, 2

Students are
working together to
figure out a
problem. They then
will create a
storybird on how
they figured out the
equation.
#1,2

Students are using


hands on resources to
help them complete a
geometric equation.
create Teachers are
creating a new way to
think about number
senses by using a
story.

Teachers are letting their


students be creative in
how they are learning.

3. Analysis, Statistics,
and Probability

4. Shape, Dimension,
and Geometric
Relationships

Students at home
will complete their
homework, as well
think of any
questions for class
that next day.
Students are to
finish any part of
their work they did
get done in class.

Students can create


their storybird on
their own time and
post it their
portfolios.

Students can create


their own game on
how geometric
relationships.

Students are to
finish any work that
did not in class.

Creating the
storybird should be
fun for the students
because they are
getting to create
their own sotrybird
in which they get to
be creative.
When students are
done reading the

Students should
practice their
speech at home so
they can present it
in class the next day.

Reading, Writing, and Communicating


1. Oral Expression and
Listening

Teacher is
applying hands on
activities for
students.
#2, a,c

Students will create


a storybird that can
help them draft out
their speech for in
class the next day.
#1, b,c

Students are learning


how to incorporate
technology with their
learning.
create

Teachers are letting their


students find new ways
of drafting and
practicing speeches.

2. Reading for All


Purposes

The teacher will


post ideas of

Students will use


these links to read

Students are checking


the authors work.

Teachers are having


their students learn how

The night before


students should

storybird links on
the class portfolio.
#3, b,c

storybirds written
and created by
famous authors.
#3, b,c,d

evaluate

to independently pick a
story that they like
instead of giving them a
set reading.

3. Writing and
Composition

Teachers pair up
two assignments
instead of
teaching each
separately.
#2,c,d

When students are


creating their
storybird for their
oral speech they are
also practicing their
writing.
#1, a,b

Students are using


their oral expression
homework to help
practice their writing
skills.
Apply

Teachers are using one


assignment to help with
two areas.

4. Research and
Reasoning

Teachers are to
post links for their
students to use
within class.
#4, a,c

Students are to read


the links and
research the history
of storybird.
#3, a.b

The students are


researching about the
tools they are using
within the classroom.
understand

Teachers are letting their


students become more
familiarized with the
websites they are using.

stories they must


pick one and create
a coffee cup with
their own pictures.
This gives the
students a chance to
be creative.
Before creating the
storybird, teachers
could create a game
with their students
where they are
learning how to
write and create
their own speech.
Students will play a
game with each
other. The first
student to be able to
find an answer from
the website gets a
piece of candy.

think about some


authors they would
like to read.

Students are to
finish what they
couldnt in class and
post their storybird
on their portfolio.

Students are to
finish up the reading
that they did not
complete within
class that day.

Social Studies
1. History

2. Geography

3. Economics

4. Civics

Teachers will let


their student pick
a president, in
which they must
then research
about.
#1,a,c
Teachers are to
assign a specific
country to a
student.
#3,4,5

Teacher can
create a storybird
about how a bill is
passed and then
post it on the class
portfolio.
#2,3,5
Teachers are to
show a
presidential
debate online.
#4,5

Students will pick


their desired
president and then
create a storybird of
that presidents life.
#1,b,c

Students are learning


how to be creative yet
understand how to get
credible information.
create and
understand

Teachers letting their


students be creative in
their decision process.

Teacher can create a


game in which it can
incorporate learning
about the presidents

Students are to
research their
presidents on their
own time.

The student is then


to take that country
research its culture
and then make a
sotrybird out of that
culture.
#3
Students can use
this story bird to
help answer
questions on a
worksheet.
#3,5

The students are


learning how to gain
their research skills.
remember and
apply

Teachers are giving their


students opportunity to
be able to learn about
culture on their own

At the end of the


project each student
can come in with an
activity or dish that
represents their
culture.

Students are to
complete their
research for
homework.

The students can


better understand how
bills are passed.
understand

Teachers are letting


students teach
themselves instead of
always having to be
lectured.

Student s can be
awarded with candy
if they are to answer
questions correctly.

Students should
study the night
before.

The students than


have to watch this
video and then take
a stance. Where
they will create a
storybird that gives
the future of our
country.
#4,5

Students are using


critical thinking skill to
see the future.
analyze

Teachers are letting their


students be creative and
have a voice of their
own.

The students then


can have an
educated debate
who they think
should be running in
the presidential
debate.

Students must
complete their
storybird at home so
they have reference
for the debate.

Science
The teacher can
have their
students read a
storybird that can
help them better
understand the
concept of how a
chemical reaction
occurs.
#3
The teacher will
use a story bird to
help illustrate how
food can be
digested.
#1,3,5

The student reads


the storybird to help
them clear any
questions they may
have had before.
#3

This helps them better


understand certain
areas they may have
not done so before.
apply remember

Teachers are helping


their students use
databases to help
unanswered questions.

The teacher and


students then can
conduct the
experiment in the
classroom.

Students are to
make sure they read
the storybird the
night before the
experiment.

Students are able to


back to this story
bird to help them
with their questions.
#2,4,6

Students are able to


interact with online
databases to help
them better
understand a concept.
understand

Teachers are letting


students interact and
stimulate ideas and
questions.

Students are to
continue their
research and
questions for
homework.

3. Earth Systems Science

Teachers can give


their students
sample rocks
where they must
identify them.
#4

The students then


have to create a
storybird that shows
how the rocks they
classified where
created.
#4

Gives the students a


chance to understand
and apply their
knowledge to a story.
Apply remember

Teachers are letting the


studetns work on the
answers themselves
without having to
complete a worksheet.

The teacher could


possibly make the
story bird
interactive, where
the students are
able to click on
certain body parts
and find facts.
The teacher could
then take survey of
which rock the
students enjoyed
learning more about.

Learning Disabilities EEOs

Teachers can give


these students a
storybird on how
to overcome and
practice on the
disability their
faced with every
day.
#2, 4
Teachers can have
these students to
use storybird
instead of having
to complete
worksheets.
#1

Students can utilize


class resources to
help them with what
they may struggle
doing.
#2,4

Students are apply the


help with what they
have already learned.
rememeber

Teachers are trying to


help their students by
giving them resources.

The teacher can


create a game in
where students with
learning disabilities
can utilize them to
help them continue
with their education.

Students are to
practice their
problem areas at
home with parents.

These students can


possibly find it hard
to stay focused on a
teacher or
worksheet.
Therefore I feel as
though a storybird is
a useful tool.
#1
Students could
have these students
work on the
storybirds that the
kids with learning
disabilities created.
#1

Storybird can help


them with their
classroom work
understand

This way these students


are not always having to
count on teachers being
there for each step.

This way a storybird


can make learning
fun for these
students.

Parents should help


them at home with
learning the basics
of storybird.

Students are learning


how to guide one
another.
apply

The teacher is helping


their students gain
practice of helping
others.

Letting all the


students work
together can be fun
for all because they
are then not all
divided.

There is no
homework or out of
class time that could
correlate with this
activity.

1. Physical Science

2. Life Science

Must complete their


storybird at home.

Differentiation

Physical Disabilities

Gifted/ Talented

The teacher could


have their gifted
students work
with the students
that have learning
disabilities.
#1

Reflection: This matrix seemed very difficult to complete for me, due to the fact that I found it difficult to be creative. I found
myself repeating my ideas constantly because I did not know how to create an assignment where it was different each time.
Though with some of the ideas I did come up with was good example to use within my future classroom. I believe that a storybird
can be a useful tool to use when wanting my students to be creative in their classwork. Overall I like storybird and think it is a
great resource to have on file.