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Back to School with Storyboard That

By Anna Warfield

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Good grief! Can you believe it is BTS time already? The summer always flies by, but don't worry: the team of teachers at Storyboard That has come up with some great ideas to get storyboarding with your students right away.


During the first few weeks of school, it is important to acclimate students to using computers independently. Storyboard That can help you familiarize students with the use and protocols of technology and allow you to get to know students at the same time. There are tons of ways to introduce your students to Storyboard That with digital storytelling projects!

Of course, all students don't need to do the same project. Everyone has a different experience each summer: camps, staying home, travelling, family vacations, beach trips, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, lounging at the pool, and LOTS more. Below are some suggested ideas for storyboard projects for the start of the new school year.


Back to School Activities

Goals for the Year

A new year means a new you! Visualize goals that you or your students want to achieve. Include just the goal itself, or also steps to reaching that goal. Ask students to show what academic, social, and personal goals they have for the new school year on storyboards.


Summer Reading Project

Many students are assigned summer reading projects, and some students read many, many books over the summer months. Either choose a book that was assigned, or let students choose one of the books they read. Students can create amazing storyboards that show


Take a look at just a few of our ideas!





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