Five Card Flickr Story (Flickr is a resource where people from all over the world upload their photos)

Use the Five Card Flickr application to encourage creative writing. The application chooses five random images from Flickr, and students then have to construct a story based around the images. Stories can be submitted to the site, and there is an archive to search. (via Tom Barrett)

One word: You see one word and write about for 60 seconds in the target language

Storybird and Storyjumper: Both of these free programs offer on-line story books for children to read, add to , modify or create from scratch. You can choose from a range of backgrounds, characters, props, text boxes and fonts. Students can create a whole book or collaborate by doing one or more pages each.