Here’s another nice idea for using the internet as an inspiration for creative writing; Five Card Flickr.

Five Card Flickr draws from nearly a thousand photos on flickr tagged with “5cardflickr”

You are dealt 5 random photos from Flickr and you choose one to add to your story. You then repeat this 4 more times until you have 5 photos that you can then use to tell a story.

You can then write your story on the blog itself, or you could display them on the IWB for students to write their own stories individually.

If you have photos on Flickr that you’d like to add to the pool of images used, then just tag them with 5cardflickr.

The 5 Card Flickr idea is based on a game called 5 Card Nancy where you create a 5 frame story using old comic strips. Here’s an online version of that game which you might also like to use. Or if you’re looking for a non-ict activity and have a stack of old comics or magazines, then here are the rules on playing it for yourself.

A related, but slightly different way of doing things, is the “Tell a story in 5 frames” group in Flickr. Take 5 photographs to tell a story. Again this could be a nice activity to do with students and some digital cameras.

If you are looking for new ways to use technology to tell stories, then here are 50+ Ways to tell a story, collated by CogDogRoo.