Are you looking for a new way to publish your young writer's work? Storyjumper is a fun option! You can upload your own photos or drawings, or you can use the graphics that are supplied on the site. It is extremely simple to use. Your students will intuitively be able to use it without going through the tutorial. I read the short tutorial and wrote a short "test" book. Check it out here. Just click on the book to read.
There is an option to buy the finished books, which parents may be very excited about doing. You can just as easily save it to the website for future viewing or print it out and bind it yourself.
Storyjumper is a great alternative to pencil and paper! Write a few yourself over the summer so you will have some to show your students next year!