Five Card Flickr is a simple yet useful tool that I found out about from a number of people on Twitter.
Five Card Flickr deals you random pictures from Flickr that you put together to tell a story. From each 5 photos you are dealt, you choose one to add to your story. You then repeat this 4 more times until you have 5 photos that you can then use to tell a story.
Students could use this tool for oral language story telling or for inspiration for creating a written story. Stories could be created individually or as a class using an IWB.
Stories can be written on the site and saved to a gallery or alternatively, students could just write on paper.
Especially with younger students, oral language is an important area that can sometimes be neglected in the crowded curriculum.
The possibilities of Five Card Flickr are only limited by the students’ creativity! Give it a try.