We want everyone to have as much fun with the Storyboard Creator as we do! Check out the wide array of storyboard tips, tricks, and ideas you can use in your classroom.

Take your worksheets digital

Digital Notetaking & Paperless Worksheets

By Kristen Twomey

Teaching your classes remotely? Classroom going paperless and you want to make some digital worksheets? Using Storyboard That for summaries and visuals? Or looking to take app smashing out of a project and integrate it into the everyday classroom? For classrooms that are 1:1, app smashing doesn't have to be regulated to a special project, it can be something that happens during every lesson! In fact, you're probably already doing it in your everyday class without even knowing.
Infographic Example

Using Infographics in the Classroom

65% of the world's population are visual learners. What does that mean for your classroom? Visual projects, posters, and infographics will go a long way in helping your students understand the material and enjoy learning as they go! It's become essential to include visual aids in lessons.
App Smashing with Storyboard That

Video & Green Screen with WeVideo

By Kristen Twomey

While you can export your storyboards as a gif, sometimes you want to make a video. A video adds an important element for many different subjects: Narration. Having an easy way to add context and narration to their storyboards makes it easy for students to create final projects, practice speaking a new language, and give a presentation without needing to stand up in front of their peers - something that's perfect for online classes. We also thought it would be really cool for students to create research projects with storyboards and make a short video lesson to teach their classmates about the subject of their project.
App Smashing with Storyboard That

Interactive Storyboards with ThingLink

by Kristen Twomey

Make your storyboards interactive by app smashing with ThingLink! ThingLink is a website and tablet app that lets you add audio, video, and text to images, videos, and 360° images. You can upload your own tags or search through their media library! ThingLink also allows students to view classmates' work as well, so they can interact with and learn from each other!
Using Storyboard That for ESL

Why You Need to Use Storyboard That to Teach ESL

By Jessica Miller

Storyboard That is software that easily allows anyone to make storyboards or comics. It is an excellent educational tool whether you're teaching art, history, or language. As an ESL teacher, I find Storyboard That particularly useful for teaching English. It's an interactive, fun, and visual way to teach students grammatical concepts, vocabulary, reading and comprehension, and more!
PE Classroom

Physical Education Assessments

By Patrick Healey

Let’s be honest, students dread written work in a class designated to increase physical activity and improve social skills. We can make these assessments more exciting and fun for students by having them create comics. Yeah, that’s right, fun assessments.
Training Chart Lesson Plans

The Importance of Routine Charts for Kids

By Shari Kurtzman

You and your family (or classroom) could benefit from a routine chart! It’s an easy, interactive way to track your day, make transitions easier for everyone, and increase productivity. Routines are often thought of as chores – things that have to get done in the day such as grocery shopping, meal time, etc. But it doesn’t have to be something to dread! Routines can also be fun and help with those challenging times, like going to the post office or bed time.
Author Matthew Farber

Harnessing Student Passions in History Class

Matthew Farber, Ed.D.

Over the years I have used storyboarding in my 7th grade social studies class as a way for students to demonstrate their learning. For example, in the Jamestown Settlement unit, students research facts and then compare their findings to the 1995 Disney film, Pocahontas. Their challenge is to storyboard a scene as historically accurate, and then “pitch it”—or sell their scene—to the class. This is all based on something known as the “Pixar Pitch”, which is how the famed digital cartoon studio storyboards.
Social Story Moving

Social Stories for Young Children

By Shari Kurtzman

When approaching a big transition or a challenging activity, I often recommend a social story to help introduce an idea while providing language and support. Social stories were originally developed for children with autism spectrum disorder to provide education and language for social interaction they had trouble navigating otherwise. Though that was their initial purpose, I find them a useful tool to support any child.
SBT Lesson Plans

Storyboard That Turns Eight Years Old in 2020

By Anna Warfield

That's right, Storyboard That is celebrating its eighth birthday in 2020! In honor of our birthday, we thought this was the perfect time to update our folding cards to include birthday card templates! Now you can create printable birthday cards with the Storyboard Creator.
De Bono's Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats in the Classroom

By Anna Warfield

"Okay everyone, I want you to put on your thinking caps and try to come up with ways to solve this problem!" Surely you have heard - or even said - something like that before. A "thinking cap" is an imaginary hat that supposedly helps you focus your thinking. What really focuses you is you, but using the thinking cap as a mindset can be very helpful.
Poster Template

Make Custom Posters

By Anna Warfield

Make your own custom posters! Display important images, instructions, information and more with our poster sized layout!
Valentine's Day Activities

Holiday Activities: Use Storyboard That All Year Long

By Emily Swartz

Anyone who knows me know I’m a planner. I like to plan my lunches for the week, where I’m going on my next vacation, and even what gifts I’m giving for birthdays/holidays, sometimes months in advance. Do you like to plan ahead too? You’re in luck! I’ve put together a calendar of Storyboard That’s Holiday lesson plans (all including student activities), so you can plan your lessons for all upcoming holidays...
POW Lesson Plans


By the SBT Team

Take a look at some of the comics that the Storyboard That Team has made! Use comics for teaching new concepts, behavior, writing skills, foreign language dialogue, and so much more!

Current Events for Students

By Anna Warfield

Too often, our students are disconnected from the world events around them. Social media of all kinds permeates their lives, but is often limited to communication between friends and advertisements. Social media has certainly opened up the possibilities for us all to connect with the world, and yet many people remain in their own little bubble. In or outside of a social studies classroom, have your students become more aware as citizens.
Olympic Games Activities

Olympics for Kids - Classroom Activities

By Anna Warfield

We are always looking for ways to engage our students, including catering to their interests or introducing completely new interesting information. Many younger students have not yet had the exposure to different sporting events and different countries across the world. The Olympics are an excellent chance to promote cultural awareness, sportsmanship, fitness, hard work, and more.
ESL Lesson Plans

Write a Dialogue Between Two Friends

By Anna Warfield

Conversational English can be very difficult. While knowing proper sentence structure and correct grammar is extremely important, conversational English is how you will interact with other English speakers on a daily basis. If you don’t feel ready to hold a conversation in English, or if you want more practice, write a dialogue!
POW Lesson Plans

Storyboard That as a Comic Maker

By Anna Warfield

A comic is a visual story told through images. Words are often used in a combination of onomatopoeia, narration, and text bubbles. The images are single scenes and changes in action or location happen by using multiple cells. Comics get their name from the word meaning “funny”. Not all comics are humorous, but the name started with political cartoons and other images printed in newspapers that often were humorous...
The Writing Process

Stay Storyboarding All Summer Long

By Anna Warfield

I can’t draw. I’ve tried to learn, but my hand does not move the pencil in quite the right way. Even though my hands don’t have the master skills of an artist, my brain is still very creative. Storyboard That is very easy to use and it's fun to use all year long!
Steps Sequence Lesson Plans

Sequences, Summaries, and Stories

By Anna Warfield

We put stuff in order all the time. Chronological order, numerical order, alphabetical order. We use order of steps for driving directions, recipes, processes and routines. Sometimes performing a task using the correct order of steps is crucial to success. Sequencing aids us in carrying out tasks, but also in organization of information.

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