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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.

Vocabulary Acquisition for English Language Learners

By Oliver Smith


Learning English is no easy task. One of the problems is that English has a very rich vocabulary, meaning students have many words to learn. There are different ways to teach vocabulary, and students may find some methods better for them than others. It is always a good idea to teach vocabulary in context. Putting the words in a phrase or sentence helps students so much more than just giving them the words and definition alone. Try to use the new words in speech as much as possible when you are teaching them, to model how to use them. Repetition is key to students remembering the words over long periods of time, so get your students to practice a lot.

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Using Storyboard That for ESL Classes

By Oliver Smith


Speakers of other languages all over the world are speaking, reading, listening, writing, studying, and learning English all the time. Visual tools and techniques can be useful in any classroom, especially there are multiple languages spoken or where the teacher and the students do not share a common language. Storyboard That can be used in a range of different activities in all areas of ESL teaching, including some of the potentially drier areas like vocabulary and grammar. It can also be used as a powerful tool for teachers to create resources for their classes.

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Lab Safety

By Oliver Smith


A good knowledge of lab safety is essential for our students to carry out practical work in the laboratory. Students love doing it and have the ability to learn a great deal, but safety has to come first. It is an effective way to teach the principle of scientific inquiry, develop student skills in measurement and observation, and to motivate and engage students. A good first step is making sure that any practical activities are properly and thoroughly risk-assessed by the educator before the activity takes place. Educators should do the experiment or demonstration first before the lesson to understand any risks.

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Creating New Teaching Materials with Storyboards

By Bridget Baudinet


With the many possibilities of Storyboard That, French teachers will enjoy using the platform as much as their students! Not only can the storyboards be used for student activities, but they can also serve as a resource for creating materials for the language classroom. From worksheets, to tests, to oral language practice, teachers can use the artistic software of Storyboard That to personalize and adapt printed assignments to the needs of their particular students.

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Custom Posters

By Anna Warfield


Make your own custom posters! Display important images, instructions, information and more with GIANT storyboards.

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Character Posing Tips and Tricks

By Anna Warfield


Since so many stories and comics center around dynamic characters, it is essential to convey the right emotions and actions in our storyboards. The drag and drop feature makes it super easy to get characters into your storyboards, but what do you do next? I have made many a storyboard in my time. Let me share some of the tricks I have picked up!

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  • Millions of Creative Commons photos
  • Automatically cited when used
  • Makes storyboards POP

Powerful Export

After your storyboard is created easily export it to high resolution storyboard cells, PDF or PowerPoint File.

  • Add a storyboard into a larger presentation
  • Upload to your blog, wiki or email
  • Create classroom posters

Presentation Ready

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  • One Click Live Slide Shows
  • Export to PowerPoint (Keynote, and Google Slides compatible)
  • Create a new presentation just as easily after edits
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