I love Storybird.com because it's user friendly: students navigate the platform with ease, while I can easily monitor progress and add feedback.
Student's love it because they find 1.) the image-based process inspires instead of overwhelms (lowering the affective filter) 2.) the choosing their own format (picture book, long form chapter book, poetry, etc.) empowering 3.) their writing tasks are authentic and meaningful as their pieces are published for a broad audience.