At Booked Out, we are often speaking with teachers about programs they are just starting to run, or wanting to run, with their students. Many of these programs are focused on the use of Information & Computer Technology in the classroom—new online tools, interactive programs, and so on.
In addition, in a media-saturated world, reluctant writers need an extra level of encouragement to drop the game controller and pick up a pen. So how do we help to make writing a fun adventure, rather than a stressful challenge for these kids?
Tristan Bancks has devised a program that he is calling Story Scrapbook:
This free app for Mac and PC lets you bring together images, video, music, text and web grabs on virtual pages, making creative writing interactive and fun. It is based on my own multimedia-fuelled writing process, bringing the writing process alive for people who think visually, interactively and aurally, as well as textually. Story Scrapbook lets you tell stories your way. A contemporary story tool for contemporary learners / creators.
Check out the introduction video, and try the software for yourself by downloading it here.
Tristan is touring Melbourne schools from 6–10 August with Booked Out. Why not have him come and introduce this new set of tools to your students and staff?Back to news page