Google Docs allows students to write stories and insert their own images. The commenting feature in Google Docs creates opportunities for peer editing. Students can go through each other’s work and practise giving positive feedback to each other on the documents. Teachers can also give feedback as shown here, where Ms Kirstin gave feedback to one of her students to help correct their story;
Click here to read a news report written by a Year 4 (Grade 3) student in Ms Charne’s class. This was the first time Year 4 students used Google Docs.
Below is a story written by a Year 5 (Grade 4) student in Ms Viviana’s class using storybird.com. The website challenged the students to write a fairytale, giving them guidelines and restrictions.