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How To Sign-up:
Getting signed up for StoryBoardThat is super easy. First click LogOn in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Next click I’m a New User.
Finally click the check box to Agree to Terms of Service and then click the Google icon. You will be asked to approve the connection to your Google credentials and will then be logged in to StoryBoardThat. In the future you will be able to just login with your Google login.
Backgrounds – Nolan:
(The backgrounds are actually called scenes in StoryBoardThat)
The backgrounds in StoryBoardThat can be colorful, diverse, and occasionally realistic. There are 10 groups of different backgrounds: U.S. History, Outdoor, Indoor, Work, School, and Town are only some of the categories. You can make a background larger or smaller by clicking on it (once it is in the square) and dragging the blue dots on the outside to resize the picture.
Characters – Isaac:
In StoryBoardThat you have a multitude of characters to choose from such as the basic, modern, jobs, sports, culture, and the 1900’s characters. They have doctors, farmers, army men, and more. All you have to do is drag them down into the box. The characters can go with the background or can be totally random whatever you feel like.
In Storyboard that there are more characters like, Monsters & Myth, Medieval, and 1600s. In Myths & Monsters, there are the Greek Gods, monsters, and other creatures like unicorns. In Medieval, they have knights in armor and various weapons like lances, swords, and maces. In 1600s, they have priests, kings, and townspeople.
Character Customization – Lily:
If you’re just starting out on Story Board That, you may not realize the characters are actually customizable. Things that can be changed on the characters are the poses and the colors. To change the pose of a character, click on it and click the blue button that says “Edit Pose”. A screen should pop up called “Character Poser”, with the options of changing the tilt of the head, the facial expression, the position of the right & left arms, and the legs. Also, at the bottom of the screen, there should be an option called “Insta-Poses”, which allow you to instantly pose them in a certain emotion or action so you don’t have to do all of the work yourself. To change the color of a character/animal, click on it. A box should come up with a part of the character and colors to choose from. For example, it might say “Hair”, and then the color choices of Yellow, Brown, Red, Black, and Grey. Click on the color you want which will customize the part you’ve chosen. However, you may not be able to change the color of everything on some characters.
Web & Technology – Maddy:
StoryBoardThat has several different drag and drop categories. One category is Web & Technology. The Web section of this category contains social media logos such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype and many others. There are also certain symbols you might see on a computer or website. Some examples are the home button, the search button, and the locked or unlocked signs. The Cloud section contains pictures of the notifications you could get from the Cloud. In the Gestures section, there are pictures of gestures you could make, like swiping the screen of a phone/tablet. The Wireframes section contains technology-based frames like a tablet. As in any other category, drag and drop whatever icon you want onto the board. In conclusion, Story Board That has many cool and useful Web & Technology icons and pictures.
Music Icons – Sydney:
StoryBoardThat has many music icons. It runs between a singer to a guitar. It is really easy to find the icons. Here are the instructions:
Step 1- Go to www.storyboardthat.com.
Step 2- Sign-in and click on the Create StoryBoard tab.
Step 3- Click on the search tab and type in music.
Step 4- Drag the music related icon onto the StoryBoard.
StoryBoardThat has a number of possible applications to the classroom. How might you use it in your classwork? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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