posted Sep 10, 2010, 8:32 AM by Bonnie Thurber
updated Sep 10, 2010, 8:53 AM
Whether it be a scary story or a fall poem, we encourage students to share their literary work and discuss it with one
another. Students can use this project to develop their writing skills by sharing and discussing their narrated
and/or illustrated (optional) writing in our online community.
The Scariest Stories project activities described below are designed to take about one hour a week in a school computer
lab or on set of classroom computers. Teachers should plan to spend an hour a week in addition to the computer time.
Students who get involved spend more time writing, sharing and discussing their stories.
How to register:
- If you are an educator with an iCollaboratory account, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know your class will be participating. We will send you information about creating student accounts and give you permission to do so.
- Log in to the iCollaboratory.
Scroll down the iCollaboratory start page and click Scariest Stories and Fall Poetry.Click Yes to register. When you are registered, the project page appears.
- No account: If you are an educator, please create an account. If you are a student, your teacher should create your account.
October 1-7: The Scariest Survey
Students take an online Survey to learn about the other students who are participating, what they like to do on Halloween
and what they are most scared of
October 8-14: The Scariest Cybrary
After registering for the Project, students, as a class, select one link representing their collective ideas about a scary
story, Halloween tradition, or local legend from their hometown or region for students in other regions to view. Teachers
submit the selected link to the Scariest Stories Cybary.
October 15-21: Write and Share Your Scariest Stories
Students use their iCollaboratory Sites classroom account to write and share a scary story. The story may include text,
illustrations and audio narration/sound effects (optional) or a very short video (optional). The stories can be written in
any native language.
October 22-31: Review and Discuss Stories
Students review the stories others have written and discuss them online by contributing comments at the end of
each story. The comments can be written in any native language. Please also translate them into English.