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StoryMaker's instruction materials and lessons help students make sense of the world and engage with the community. Instruction tools are designed by teachers and experts for journalism, media arts, film, English, social studies and STEM classes.


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Meet your students where they are.

StoryMaker is a powerful learning platform developed by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs to build the next generation of media creators. You can create transformative educational experiences through video journalism that inspire youth to find their voice and engage in their communities. StoryMaker is built to be relevant and flexible. Our built-in community will give you the supports you need to succeed.

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Whether you're looking for a quick media making challenge, instructions to start a journalism program, a unit on media literacy or tutorials to level up your students' video production skills, StoryMaker has what you need.


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Save your favorite project, lesson plan and other resources to your personalized dashboard with one click. Your dashboard calendar makes it easy to keep track of upcoming project deadlines, webinars and workshops.


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Sign up to create your profile that lists your top skills and what you hope to accomplish. Then, explore the educator directory to connect with mentors and learning partners to solve problems, share best practices and lessons learned.


Student Work

The latest from StoryMaker

'Why would you say that?': The power of microaggressions
This story was produced by Zhenwei Gao, Samantha Johnson, Kiera Eckhart, Sinaiah Pointer, Sean Maddox, and Reeyce Hoagland at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California with support from SRL Connected Educator Bernadine Judson.
How freshmen have had a difficult time starting high school during the pandemic
This piece was produced by Morgan Eye from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas with support from SRL Connected Educators Jena Weber and David Winter.
What returning to school looks and feels like in 'unpredictable, unprecedented times'
We asked students in our network what returning to in-person learning looks and feels like amid new delta variant concerns, vaccine debates and mask mandates.

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