My mother, who is also a teacher and teacher trainer, has just introduced me to this wonderful website for inspiring older children to write stories.
The site says: “Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.”
The artwork is really beautiful and appropriate for older children who don’t want ‘babyish’ pictures to go with their stories.
Check out the section for teachers: http://storybird.com/teachers/
Don’t forget about: http://www.dfilm.com/live/home.html if your students want to make short video clips.