Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thumb Scribes - Collaborative Poems and Stories

Thumb Scribes is a new platform for collaboratively creating poems and short stories. Thumb Scribes can be used in two ways. First, you can contribute to story or poem that someone else has started and placed in the public gallery. Second, you can start your own story or poem and either place it in the public gallery or invite others to collaborate with you. If you put your poem or story in the public gallery anyone can add to it. If you don't want the whole world adding to your poem or story you can mark it as "private" and invite individuals to add to it.

Applications for Education
Thumb Scribes could be a good platform through which students (over 13) can develop poems and stories together. If they're having trouble getting started, they can look at the public gallery for ideas and inspiration.

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