Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Storytime with Wattpad
During the K12 Conference I learned about a new resource called Wattpad. Using Wattpad you can read and share text stories on your cell phone! It is the modern-day ebook. Yet one more thing that you do not have to purchase (an ebook reader) if you have a basic cell phone. Of course the screens on cell phones are not the best for reading, but I have a feeling that will change over the next few years. I can think of some great secondary connections with Wattpad. English/language arts students can read or recite their original work and share it with the world to become "published" authors. Social studies students can write and share their historical fiction or non-fiction writing (such as a research report or biography). Elementary students can also send their original work to their parents cell phones! Wattpad also operates in multiple languages, so this may be a nice resource for foreign language and ESL students.
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