What is Story Jumper?
Sroty Jumper is a tool that allows for the creation of virtual books. The page provides different fonts and text boxes, props to be used as characters and scenes to be used in the background of the pages of the book. It also has a feature that allows the user to upload their own pictures to include in the book. Although in my opinion, the most interesting feature of this tool is that it gives users the opportunity to narrate their own story with the visual support of the virtual book
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What can teachers do with it?
This is a great tool to bring a story to life. Students can write their story directly on the page or have it as a separate activity and then recreate it on this virtual book. Story Jumper gives students freedom to create their perfect book and share it in and outside the classroom. Below you will find a lesson plan using Story Jumper. The sample plan is the follow up to a previous plan where students had to generate a story using the Story Maker but you can adpat it by asking your students to write a story.

Why?
Story Jumper can find a place in the SAMR model proposed by Puentedura in the Modification level. If this tool was not available, students might be asked to simply draw a few pictures to complement their writing, whereas with the technology of Story Jumper there is room for significant task redesign.
Furthermore, Story Jumper offers the possibility to address two of the six dimensions outlined by PLANIED (PLAn Nacional Integral de Educacion Digital) to become digitally competent . One being creativity and innovation, by giving the students a great platform to unleash their creativity when constructing their book, and communication and sharing, by giving students the possibility of sharing their work with the world.

This tool also allows for creativity because students can create genuine products that can have a real audience and sharing because students can share what they create and learn from each other. These are just two of the five things Peachy (2010) suggests Web 2.0 tools can enable.
Source:
Peachey, N. (2010). Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers. Retrieved October 25, 2017, from __https://es.scribd.com/doc/19576895/Web-2-0-Tools-for-Teachers#scribd__


Lesson plan #5
Topic: Parts of a story
Time allotted: 60’
Level: Upper-intermediate

Warmer (5’)
Exchange your true/false sentences with your partner. Answer the questions and choose one of the stories to create a book.

Web (40’)
Creat a book of your story using Story Jumper.

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By Magalí Stout

HOW TO USE STORY JUMPER

Story jumper is an online tool which offers a wide range of tools that give everyone the possibility of story creation, online sharing, and book publishing.
STEPS

1. Create and account and log in.

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2. Once you logged in, you will get the following screen. Click on the “Make new book”.

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3. Pick the type of book you are about to create.

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4. At the bottom, there is a progress bar which allows you to add more pages, copy pages or delete pages. On the left side, there are the tools you can use to create your book.
Click on “Text”: to insert text.
Click on “Props”: to insert characters.
Click on “Scenes”: to insert background scenes.
Click on “Photos”: to upload your own images.
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5. Do not forget to include a front cover and a back cover.
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6. Once you finished creating your book, click on “Save and Exit” button to save your work.
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7. Now you can print and share your book with everyone!
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ACTIVITY
We have been reading some stories with my students of fourth grade. I made them choose one or two characters from different stories and make up a new one. By using Story Jumper, students can easily create their own books. Bear in mind that you have to teach them how to use this tool before they plunge into it. Making your own story sample and reading it with your students before they have to create a new one would be a good idea to show them the tool. Once their stories are done, you can ask them to share their stories so that all the students can read different stories from their mates.


Click HERE to check a story created with Story Jumper.

By Sabrina Gelmini

What is Story Jumper?
Sroty Jumper is a tool that allows for the creation of virtual books. The page provides different fonts and text boxes, props to be used as characters and scenes to be used in the background of the pages of the book. It also has a feature that allows the user to upload their own pictures to include in the book. Although in my opinion, the most interesting feature of this tool is that it gives users the opportunity to narrate their own story with the visual support of the virtual book.
What can teachers do with it?
This is a great tool to bring a story to life. Students can write their story directly on the page or have it as a separate activity and then recreate it on this virtual book. Story Jumper gives students freedom to create their perfect book and share it in and outside the classroom.
Why?
Story Jumper can find a place in the SAMR model proposed by Puentedura in the Modification level. If this tool was not available, students might be asked to simply draw a few pictures to complement their writing, whereas with the technology of Story Jumper there is room for significant task redesign.
Furthermore, Story Jumper offers the possibility to address two of the six dimensions outlined by PLANIED (PLAn Nacional Integral de Educacion Digital) to become digitally competent . One being creativity and innovation, by giving the students a great platform to unleash their creativity when constructing their book, and communication and sharing, by giving students the possibility of sharing their work with the world.


This tool also allows for creativity because students can create genuine products that can have a real audience and sharing because students can share what they create and learn from each other. These are just two of the five things Peachy (2010) suggests Web 2.0 tools can enable.
Source:
Peachey, N. (2010). Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers. Retrieved October 25, 2017, from
__https://es.scribd.com/doc/19576895/Web-2-0-Tools-for-Teachers#scribd__



Lesson plan #5
Topic: Parts of a story
Time allotted: 60’
Level: Upper-intermediate


Warmer (5’)
Exchange your true/false sentences with your partner. Answer the questions and choose one of the stories to create a book.
Web (40’)

Creat a book of your story using Story Jumper (https://www.storyjumper.com/library/my)