Writers for the Future in the Classroom

Taking Teachers Through the Portal
Creating tools to help teachers use Digital Writing within the curriculum

A report of the Writers for the Future in the Classroom project
carried out for NESTA by Kids on the Net and trAce
April 2003-March 2005

by Helen Whitehead

The final report of this two-year project which resulted in Dragonsville, Adventure Island and the eTeachers' Portal resources, among others, is now available and can be downloaded in PDF format.

Full report (PDF: 4.5 Mb)

Case studies of new media writing projects in schools

Dragon-naming competition

by Tui Allen, Pirongia School, Waikato, New Zealand
An online workshop with Kids on the Net using Dragonsville, one of our free projects.

The Lonely Island

by Hellen Leonard, Porchester School, Nottingham, UK, and Helen Whitehead
A bespoke online writing project with a writer and teacher working together with the class.
Study: The Lonely Island

How we wrote " Daisy and the Intergalactic Travelling Salesmen"

by Helen Whitehead and the teachers involved
28 schools in the UK, Australia and USA worked with writer Helen Whitehead to create an "online book" or branching story for the 50th Anniversary of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature.
Writing Daisy

Help us disseminate good practice!

We encourage anyone who's working in any digital way to develop writing in schools to contact us. We can:

  • publish the children's writing as a result of your work, on Kids on the Net

  • link to your project wherever it is on the Web (provided it is publicly available)

  • publish a case study of your project

  • link to a website giving information on or a case study of your project, a conference paper or downloadable leaflet

Links to digital writing projects

Writing in Person and Online with Peter Wynne Jones

A project for Writing Together
Writing in Person and Online


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