Has anyone used Inklewriter to create an adventure-style, interactive story? On Inklewriter, students write each paragraph (or less) as an independent piece that they can connect to other pieces of their story. They can take the story into many directions and then piece them together from their menu of paragraphs. Do you see ways you can use this to help students develop their writing skills?
Another writing tool is Playfic that lets students write their own text-based, adventure stories. Free Technology for Teachers has a blog post by Richard Byrne in which he discusses Playfic. Byrne states, "When authors plan and write their stories they can include multiple paths for readers to pursue as they progress through their stories. Readers navigate through the stories by entering directional commands such as 'go north' and 'go south.' Click here to try a sample story and learn a bit about the logic of Playfic."
Byne adds, "I love the idea of having students use Playfic to create and share stories with each other. Writing stories on Playfic requires creativity and logical reasoning. While writing their stories, students can click on a preview. If students have errors in the logic, when they click on the preview Playfic will point those out and explain the errors so that the errors can be corrected."
What do you think of these online writing tools? Do you have others to suggest?
In a September 2012 blog post in Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne shared "7 Good Sources of Creative Writing Prompts." In his blog, Byrne mentions the following web resources--
Has anyone used any of these sites to help students generate ideas for creative writing assignments? Do you have a good resource for writing prompts?
Please share your ideas with us.
I've used Plinky before and it was so easy! I found that the prompts I was coming across were things I would have never thought to ask before. I definitely want to check out the others you've listed I think the Imagination Prompt Generator would be something my daughter would like, not even for classwork, she keeps a journal and is a very creative thinker!
I have introduced my children to the Imagination Prompt Generator before and they liked a lot. I have checked it out as well and found it to be intuitive, simple to use and helpful (specially if your kid complains about lack of creativity, like my son does).
I didn't know this "Write Rhymes" website but seems great; will definitely share it with my children.
For the quotations resources, I haven't tried Quotes Daddy yet, but will check it out. I usually use izquotes.com, mostly because great part of the quotes there have sources.