1. I wrote the first sentence to get things going.
2. Every student adds one sentence to the story.
3. Students were not allowed to change anything that someone else had written (with the exception of spelling)
My class of 18 was in our media center working on individual desktops. I used Camtasia Studio to record the editing as it took place and did the final editing in iMovie.
Be sure to check out the other introductory assignment that I did with my 9th graders-- collaborative data collection with Google Docs Spreadsheets.