ComicLife is a great example of how to get students interested in writing. Activities must "first and foremost captivate students' interests". With this program, kids can upload their hand drawn pictures, write narration, & character dialogue to create a story that exemplifies their interests and personalities.
Greplin is a free service that lets you search all your online data in one place. With one search, you'll quickly find contacts, events, messages, posts, and files from dozens of sources including Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, LinkedIn and more.
PDF notes- Scan your worksheets into a PDF file and open with this app. Students can write on the worksheet and print, save to your Dropbox, or email(you could even email to parents). Makes boring worksheets fun! So many possibilities...take a story have students highlight things...main idea, vocab words, nouns, etc. they can also make annotated notes. FREE