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The vision of Castlemaine North PS’s use of ICT is to link students within, across and beyond schools. Our success in the latter two has been documented in the media (http://www.thenorthschool.com/?page_id=277) and has happened largely through our hosting of a social blogging platform called Buddypress.
To build upon our work with social blogging and connecting kids across schools, we are currently inviting students from around the world with an interest in writing to join our Writer’s Club, http://thenorthschool.com/writersclub . This site is for students who are passionate about any sort of writing, and would like to share their writing with a wider audience. It may be a site for your strongest writers to gain exposure for their writing and be exposed to the writing of other budding authors in schools around the world.
Participating students will receive a blog to share their work. There is no cost to do this and no advertising appears on our site.
If you are interested in providing your students with an opportunity to share their writing, please contact us at email@example.com .
Thanks for organising this Rob. I am showing my kids today so they can stary writing!
Great to have you on board. We now have students from five schools. We at Castlemaine North look forward to reading some of your students' writing!
Well done with your work on the Writers Club - looks like students are sharing some great work with each other!
Thought you might also be interested in a few other resources for young writers.
Another Victorian project working with children's literacy skills is Pigeons Projects (http://pigeonsprojects.org/). You can find out more on their website.
Pigeons forms partnerships with schools, libraries and other orgs and sound like they have some great projects including Early Harvest - a literary magazine by children for children - open to work from students in grades 3-6...
Since I began this forum topic, we've now expanded to eight schools in four countries over three continents. If you have students who would like an international audience for their writing, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're now up to nearly 650 writers in 30 schools in 11 countries. We still have a few places left for Victorian student authors - if you're interested, you can contact me at the above email address or through this site.