Digital Kids Using Digital Tools

for Writing and Publishing

Smore (

Digital posters and flyers. Share with a link, embed in a wiki, print out for display.


TodaysMeet is a back channel for discussion, feedback, questions during a presentation. I have used it for brainstorming and for pre-writing.

KidBlog (

Kidblog is an excellent tool for elementary and middle school students. Its design and privacy options make this a great and powerful tool for kids to participate in discussions and publish their work. It has been recently upgraded with new features.

Edublogs (

Edublogs is a secure platform for increasing ownership of learning and engaging students. You can create classroom blog or individual blogs.

Voki (

Voki is a fun language tool. Students will enjoy creating an avatar. They can use text-to-speech or record their voices. Some samples (

Animoto (

Animoto provides an easy to create and share digital stories. Students can upload photos, video clips, and music or use the ones that are archived.

StoryBird (

StoryBird: Students can use this to create art inspired stories and poetry. They select from a gallery of artwork and partner it with their story.

WallWisher (www.

WallWisher is a web tool that allows you to build a wall (electronic bulletin board ) to brainstorm, take notes, send wishes, give feedback with the use of sticky notes.


Podcasts began as audio files but now include other media files. Episodes are free to download or subscribe through RSS feed. Audacity is free for both Mac and PC. GarageBand is available on Mac platforms.

PicLit ( is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you.