Tikatok is a new site that is a real find for English Language Learners (and lots of other students). Users can create online books that they write and illustrate (they can also use lots of images available on the site).

It has a number of features that really make it stand-out. You can make a book from scratch, or you can use one of their many story frames that contain “prompts” to help the story-writer along. In addition, you can invite others to collaborate online with you to develop the book.

Once the book is done you can email the link to a friend, teacher, or yourself for posting on a blog, website, or online journal. You can create the online version for free, but have to pay if you want them to print a hard-copy version.

I’ll be placing it somewhere on my Examples of Student Work page, not to mention on a future “The Best…” list.

(Here’s an example of a book created by Pierre Renaud’s students using Tikatok. It’s in French, but you can certainly see how useful this site could be. Pierre, by the way, has an excellent site for English Language Learners (and French Language Learners), too.)