Throughout the year, as part of a whole class inquiry into Writing to Entertain, the children have written many different fictional works and have taken several through to the publishing stage. They have had lots of opportunities to work collaboratively with the other children, both in YIS and in other countries through Kinderplay global projects.
Today I introduced the children to a collaborative writing wiki I had set up for last year’s KC class. Each child had their own page where they could write their stories. Other people could add to the stories. The wiki can be accessed from anywhere via the class blog. I explained that the wiki was a way for those children to collaborate with their parents and siblings. We read some of the previous KC children’s stories.
I asked this group of KC children if they would like to have their own pages so they could co-write stories with other people. The children were delighted.
- That is soooo AWESOME!
- Me and my dad can do a collaborate together!
- I can’t wait.
- This is the best idea we ever did!
I created new pages for each child and the children started their first stories on the wiki. Some children chose to work with a partner and others preferred to work on their own
The children are excited to think that their parents and siblings could share the stories and add their own ideas. Several children are wondering if KinderPals in Canada would like to add to their stories. This is a work in progress. Please take time to visit the wiki and collaborate with us. The children are looking forward to sharing their ideas and reading yours! Click here for a link to the KC Storytellers’ wiki.