The Electronic Pencil
Rationale: to allow students to use an authentic publishing site that allows them to provide and receive feedback from other students and to showcase student work for families and the world.
Visit The Electronic Pencil
Podcasting with Voicethread
Students use images, voice and technology to transform narrative paragraph writing into the script for a video.
Stopmotion Movie Magic
Rationale: to have students understand literary terms by storyboarding, writing and producing a short stopmotion movie on a literary them (such as protagnist, setting or conflict) and to publish to an authentic audience through a student movie collaborative known as The Longfellow Ten.
See more student movies at The Longfellow Ten
The Collaborative Crazy Dictionary
Rationale: to allow students to use a collaborative wiki in order to build a multi-year dictionary of made-up words (and integrate podcasting).
Go read and hear The Collaborative Crazy Dictionary
Pivot Stick Figure Animation
Using Webcomics for Writing
National Day on Writing 2010