Awesome Stories™ Releases AwesomeStoryBuilder™

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The First "Maker" Software for Stories, Ideas, Research, Writing and Citing.

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AwesomeStoryBuilder with 4th grade authors.

I can't believe how fast and easy it is to use AwesomeStoryBuilder! I research the archives right from the app, write my story, enter links, note sources and- presto-- there is a multimedia story!

Premier provider of free 21st century multimedia, primary-source rich “stories” to support teaching and learning, Awesome Stories ( now delivers premium membership featuring its breakthrough app, AwesomeStoryBuilder.

"I can't believe how fast and easy it is to use AwesomeStoryBuilder! I research the archives right from the app, write my story, enter links, note sources and- presto-- there is a multimedia story complete with beautiful images, videos and reliable citations ready for publication for learners and teachers around the world as well as my own students,” exclaims Kay Teehan, Technology Specialist at Polk County FL Schools.

AwesomeStoryBuilder empowers students and teachers to author their own stories, reports, papers, and curriculum units — all on the powerful Awesome Stories publishing platform. The popular, story-driven, evidence-based edtech platform is clocking over 6 million page views a year from users of all ages and education backgrounds from around the world. Aligned to Common Core and state subject standards, the 3500 story guides and 100,000 primary sources included in Awesome Stories spark critical thinking, and subject matter and informational text mastery.

Common Core and 21st Century learning standards demand that students learn to discern resource validity, think critically, explore topics in depth and create their own work. Awesome Stories, with AwesomeStoryBuilder, is an ideal partner to address those instructional challenges. Multiple membership levels are available to accommodate needs from individual to classroom to school.

Educators agree: Regardless the age of the learner, nothing is more powerful than a good story. Appropriate for any age, Awesome Stories provides a wide range of original story guides for popular stories and films, literature, historical events, scientific accomplishments, the arts, sports, health, and current events. Each guide reveals important and unexpected aspects of the stories and features authentic primary sources from the world’s leading archives. Awesome Stories has won accolades over the years, most recently being named a 2015 CODIE Finalist in the Social Studies Solution category.

“For years teachers and librarians have written odes to Awesome Stories’ relevant, reliable free archive of story guides and primary sources—it is so different from other resources, and so valuable”, says Deborah Bond-Upson, Chief Education Officer. “And now teachers and students can be published creators, too, as their work appears almost magically as beautiful evidence-based, properly cited, multimedia stories on Visit our website for a free trial or special offer Teacher, School or Family membership.”

About Awesome Stories: Preeminent national trial attorney Carole Bos, as a way to contribute what brought extraordinary success in law, to education, founded Awesome Stories in 1999 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Awesome Stories’ 3500 original story guides, 100,000+ primary sources and 360-degree learning approach to primary source investigation and analysis, are used by more than 35,000 members and hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. and abroad, spanning elementary to post-graduate levels. The Awesome Stories team is based in Honolulu and Grand Rapids.

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