The Common Core Standards for Writing encourage our students to “Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.” Storybird allows students and teachers to create digital books based on artwork. You can create a free account, a teacher with class account, or a free child account (associating a parent email). There are some paid options offered such as downloading as a PDF or creating softcover and hardcover copies of a student’s creation.
Check out the following Storybird book.
Storybird provides the illustrations to inspire writing. It doesn’t allow uploading your own art. The Storybird for schools page provides an overview, and there’s plenty of information about getting started, assignments, and publishing on the Storybird for Schools FAQ page.