The way to become a better writing is, not surprisingly, to write more. Yet how in the digital age are we to get our kids interested and excited to write! Try as we might, we cannot or should not try to enforce inspiration! The steps above can be taught step-by-step; however, the real challenge is to get kids interested to write about something in the first place. This recent article from learningonlineinfo.org offers up five apps : Oflow, Ninja Essays, iA Writer Pro, The Brainstormer, and Hemingway that might be able to help students find their own inspiration--in the end, those who do write, write what they know and what they love. These apps might very well be ways to help focus students on what their interests are, how to brainstorm, and begin the process.
Another set of tools for the toolbox!!!
Check out the full article with links to those respective apps below: