Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Teen Scientist Invents Life-Saving Cancer Test

Check out this amazing story about an amazing 15 year old, Jack Andraka, who invented a new cancer-detection test while still in high school!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Google Story Builder

Google Story Builder
Create an Animated Story Easily With Google Docs!

Using Google's Story Builder App is very easy!
  1. Go to the Story Builder web site at
  2. Click the red "Get Started" button.
  3. Add the characters to your story. You may add up to 10 characters to your story.
  4. Add each character's dialogue to the box. Write your story as if they are having a short and funny conversation. You are only able to add 10 lines to your story, so think about what you want to say before you write your lines. Think about how you can say everything in only 10 sentences. Enter each line of dialogue in the box. Don't forget to select the name of the character in your story who will be speaking that particular line.
  5. Give your story a title.
  6. Click the "Add Music" button if you wish to add music to your story.
  7. Click the "Preview" button to preview your new animated story.
  8. Add your first name to your story.
  9. Click "Get Shared Link" by highlighting the link and pressing Command + S so that you can share your story with's that easy!!
After you have created your story:
  1. Create a new document in your Google Drive, and name it "Story Builder"
  2. Title your document, "Story Builder"
  3. Center your title at the top of your document
  4. Write the title of your new Story Builder story
  5. Highlight the title
  6. Click the link button at the top (looks like a chain link)
  7. Paste your story link in the URL box (Command + C)
You now have a permanent link to your story!

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