Web 2.0 tools to inspire writing

Click this link to see a wide range of digital storytelling tools.

Or see the examples below.


Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read and print.

Use social media and online images to create a story of interest.


StoryMap JS is a nice tool for creating mapped stories. On StoryMap JS you create slides that are matched to locations on your map. Each slide in your story can include images or videos along with text. As you scroll through your story there are simple transitions between each slide.



inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

Comic master allows you to create your own graphic novel.

Click here to begin: comic master

Australian Author Tristan Bancks has created his own Web based tool: Story scrap book.



This site allows students to create their own comic strips, but also has some fabulous teaching ideas and resources.



This easy to use digital storytelling website allows students to create a storyboard, or cartoon style set of cells.

The template provides backgrounds, characters and text/speech bubbles.

Here is an example of a StoryboardThat piece, completed in about 2 mins!!

StoryboardThat – Party in the park

There are also teacher guides and lesson plans, including for these texts:


To kill a Mockingbird

Of mice and men

Romeo and Juliet

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