Appy Monday – Storify

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What is it?

Storify is an online tool for aggregating and curating social media content, allowing you to create stories from timelines such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


What can it do?

Storify can create ‘Stories’ which feature relevant and curated content from different social media platforms. A Story could include a video from YouTube, a collection of tweets, a Flickr image or any combination of social media items.

Download it now

You can access Storify on the web by going to:

How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • Create a research log
  • Create an annotated bibliography
  • Could be used as a presentation tool
  • Create a digital story of an event
  • Collate digital classroom resources

Short task:

Create an annotated collection of internet learning resources.

  • In Storify, create a ‘New Story’ .
  • Give your story a title and description relevant to your subject area.
  • Use the search bar to search for relevant content and drag items into your story.
  • Underneath each item add annotations if required.
  • Publish your story and share the link with your students.

Important note

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options.

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Storify within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on or ext 1865.

Useful resources

Sue Beckingham from Sheffield Hallam University has created a useful guide on using Storify for teaching and Learning:

Using Storify as a curation tool to build digital narratives


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