Tag Archives: Storify


Alternatives to Storify (Revisited)

Over six years ago, Ryan first introduced ProfHacker readers to Storify, an online tool for curating information from a variety of sources and presenting it to your audience in a user-friendly format. I’ve enjoyed using Storify over the years, but it has it’s problems.

For example, back in October of 2012 I wrote about a Storify problem encountered by my students that prompted us to generate this list of alternative web services that function similarly to Storify. Although this was a useful exe…


Live Blogging with Storify for iPad

Since Storify launched, it’s evolved as a browser-based tool for curating stories drawn from across social media. Ryan Cordell introduced the potential of the platform for telling stories while others explored its possibilities for use in the classroom, with Mark Sample noting its usefulness in managing the classroom backchannel and Ian Thomas sharing  his attempt at using Storify for a course essay assignment.

Recently, Storify has expanded its authoring toolset, first with a WordPress plug-in


Tracking Moves on the Classroom Backchannel with Storify

Person typing on a laptopI’ve previously highlighted a pedagogical framework for using Twitter in the classroom, as well as shared more practical advice for teaching with Twitter. Both of these posts came out of my early integration of Twitter in my classroom, way back in 2009. After taking a two-semester break from using Twitter in any of my courses, I’m back at it again this semester. Unlike previous semesters, when I had been using Twitter in an open-ended fashion, I have been much more focused this time around. Rath…


Telling Social Stories with Storify

wonder_storiesAfter my post about perceptions versus reality in the classroom a few weeks ago, several folks wrote to ask about Storify. I’ve been playing around with Storify for a few months now, since the very end of its private beta, and I like the way I can weave tweets, links, videos, and other media into one coherent storyline. The interface is as simple as it could be: on the left side, you can browse through content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google search, RSS feeds, or by entering links direct…