“One can’t believe impossible things” said Alice. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice” said the queen.
Writing has always been a challenging and an overwhelming task for the children. The interactive and fun way of doing this can make it a more positive experience and encourage them to write again.It’s a good way to focus on the sentence structure and how well the children choose their words. It also helps to use multimedia tools efficiently and improve creativity in writing and take it to a new level.
Writeboard is web based document that you can work collaboratively and save your edits, roll on back to any version to compare changes. You can use it alone or with others. You name your writeboard, assign a password to it and mail it others so that you want to collaborate on it. Teacher can provide the first sentence of a story and children can write the rest of the story collaboratively using this tool.Before writing a story or doing a storytelling project, they can brainstorm ideas using this tool.
OurStory is a tool to make your timeline by writing your stories and adding pictures, videos and text. You can send it others via mail or share it on different social networking sites. Children can create a timeline of someone famous, they can create timeline for a story that they have read or they can create timelines for historical events.
StoryBird is site where you can create your own stories using existing drawings in a collaborative way. You start creating your book and you drag and drop your images from the gallery and write your text that go along with your images. You can change the color of your background and you can move the characters move around the page. When you finish, you can publish it online and share it with others. StoryJumper is another tool to creat stories and publish them online. You can start a story from scratch or you can personalize a story of others. You can choose your background and the props that you want to use. You can also upload your own pictures and create your story using your photos. You can add text and as many pages as you want to your story. When you finish, you publish it and share it with others. Children can be given the same story to begin with. Children create their own stories on the same topic and share their stories with others, they can read a story and answer some questions about it or they can retell a story that they have read.
MyStoryMaker allows you to create a story using different characters, settings and items to move around on the story. As you build your story using the characters, Mystorymaker generates the text that you are going to use. When you finish, you can publish it and share it with others. You can also download it as a pdf file on your computer.
TheStoryStarter provides more than 1 million story starters and prompts for all ages. This tool is great to start a narrative story. Children can choose a starter that interests them and write their own stories.
WhatifQuestions is a site that provides you “What if?” questions to generate your own story.
Myths&Legends is a site to create your own digital stories. You can choose interactive backgrounds, move objects around, change their sizes; you can also add text, sound and record your voice while telling the story and share it with others.
“You are not the same as you were before. You are much more… muchier now” said the Mad Hatter to Alice.
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