It is a digital tool aimed at teachers, administrators, and students who want to create a storyboard to communicate.
The online-based platform lets anyone easily create a storyboard in order to tell a story in a visually engaging way. This can be used by teachers to share information in a way that's eye-catching and engaging for students.
With free versions, trial options, and affordable plans, this is a very accessible service that provides lots of bespoke creation. But it is also widely used, so there are plenty of community-created storyboards to use too -- 20 million at time of publishing.
Storyboard That lets anyone, be it a teacher, student, parent, whoever – create visually engaging storyboards. A storyboard is a movie-making tool used to lay out a film visually beforehand, with drawing and writing. Think a bit like comic books, but with a more symmetrical and uniform layout.
This particular version of that gets you all the visually punchy results without the need to be able to draw. In fact, with lots of community-created content already there, you could have a storyboard without having to come up with any original work at all.
This tool can be used for presentations to the class, ideal for getting an idea into the room with visual aids. It could also be used by teachers to assign tasks for students in which they must create storyboards to turn in work. This means students learn the material and are schooled in a new communication tool.
Since this requires forward planning, step-by-step creative layout, and some imagination – this is a brilliantly engaging tool for work. The fact it's also very easy to use for children is a nice addition that makes welcoming for a broad range of ages.
A storyboard can be selected from a pre-created list or you can build one from scratch. The page is laid out with blank boards to fill in and a selection of menus to pick from. This offers drag-and-drop items such as characters and props that students and teachers can use to build original stories.
Despite the simplicity, it is all customizable with multiple color options and rich character details. Characters can change pose or actions as well as emotions with simple selections, making it possible to add emotion to a story visually as well as with words.
The use of "insta-poses," which shortcut you to a character's position based on the emotion you want displayed, is a really nice touch that makes this process quick and easy. Details such as each arm position or leg stance are available, if you want to fine tune the character into an exact orientation.
Speech and thought bubbles feature text that can be changed in size for flexibility.
The only downside here is that all the images are fixed without movement. While that's good in that it makes creating a storyboard easier, it could be seen as a negative when it comes to offering potentially greater expression in a video form. The likes of Adobe Spark or Animoto are great examples of simple-to-use video creation tools.