Picture Stories: Five Card Flickr

Picture Stories: Five Card Flickr

Here is another cool tool to inspire our students to practice writing and promote their creative writing stories with some random pictures. Meet Five Card Flickr.

Five Card Flickr generates five random images from Flickr or it lets you to choose your five pictures and then asks you to write a story about these five pictures by putting them together. When you choose your pictures, you can start writing your story by making a connection among the five pictures. When you are done, you can tweet or mail your story. You can also get an embed code to use it on your blog.

This tool is an easy one to use in class and write a class story together using the random pictures. Students can create their stories and share them with their friends, this tool can be a great option for students who are into writing and who would like to improve it. Students can create another ending for a story that they have been reading in class using the random pictures here. We can give a topic to our students and they can write their short stories around that topic. We can also provide students with a story starter or an end and they can write their stories using these prompts.

As this is a user friendly tool and it doesn’t ask you to sign up or sign in, it will sure hit your web tools list!

Picture Source: ShutterStock

cross-posted at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org

Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.