Today, I'd like to share with you a rockin' new FREE website, Storify.
Simply put, it's a storyboarding platform. Platform, you say? Yeah, that's just a fancy way of saying a tool to do something. The possibilities are endless for this "drag and drop" technology. First things first....go to storify.com and sign up for a free account. (Quick and easy, just choose a username and password.) Then you're ready to create!
For importing tweet, all I did was choose the twitter icon on the right hand side of my dashboard.
Like magic, Storify will automatically prompt you to log in, and then all you have to do is search a #hashtag or an account you want to use as your story objects. I chose my twitter feed, so I typed @MissCurtis5th in the search box. Then, just "drag and drop" whichever tweets you'd like to be a part of your storyboard.
When you're satisfied with the length of your slideshow (I used all the tweets from my time @TeachersCollege) choose the "Publish" button in the top-middle of your dashboard.
The only other thing you need to do is add a headline to describe your Storify board. Unfortunately, I was not too witty at midnight (when I was putting this together.)
Now I need to publish. Once again, Storify will magically prompt you to publish your awesomeness. Just click the blue button & you're set!
All that's left is to decide how to share your storyboard. You could embed it in your website (yay!) or share it on Facebook or Twitter. You are also now the proud owner of a unique web address to easily share with friends, if neither of the first choices interest you.
Awesome tip: If you share it on twitter, it appears as a slideshow. I love technology!!