School Tool: BoomWriter Democratizes Creative Writing

Free! BOOMWRITER is a crowd-sourced storytelling tool that allows students to collaborate on large writing projects. Teachers can select a "story start" or create their own and then sit back as each student creates the next chapter of the story. There are no limits to what new characters or plot twists that students can add--only the pressure that they'll be evaluated (anonymously) by their peers. After all chapters have been read by the class, each student can cast a vote for his or her favorite chapter (excluding their own). The process repeats itself until the teacher determines it's time for a conclusion. (But why not a real-life, never-ending story?) Completed works can be read online or printed and bound (at additional cost) as keepsakes and takeways for students.

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