Young Voices Matter
Connected Creatives empowers young people to self-publish their creative writing (short stories, graphic novels, poems, journals) and share their work with their teachers, family & peers. It helps pupils to find their creative voice and improves literacy.
How it Works
As a teacher, register your school in under 5 minutes. Simply search for your school, enter your name and email address.
Receive a link for pupils and forward it to your class. Pupils follow the link to log in and activate their accounts.
Pupils draft and publish pieces of creative writing – stories, poems, journals or graphic novels. It could be a class exercise, an extracurricular activity or a competition entry. Click here to see a preview.
Teachers review stories and moderate extended comments. Both teachers and peers can browse published stories and provide interactive feedback in a safe environment, which encourages pupils to carry on creating.
TAKE A SNEAK PEEK
Why Connected Creatives?
“Reading and writing for pleasure increases literacy rates”
– National Literacy Trust
92% of teachers we have interviewed agreed creative expression improved pupils’ enthusiasm in literacy
96% of teachers agreed the platform engaged pupils in the classroom, creating a fun, vibrant learning experience
How can Connected Creatives Help?
The Power of
Connected Creatives taps into the imagination of young people. It is a brilliant platform for creating and sharing content created by pupils.
Self-publishing provides the opportunity to create content for a real audience and purpose – developing pride, confidence and motivation.
A Community of
Connected Creatives provides a blank canvas for creative expression, a shared library of original content created by young people for young people, and key statistics for teachers.
The platform can be used during weekly sessions, setting homework tasks, in creative writing clubs or after-school activities.
What are Teachers + Pupils saying?
We are launching an extra-curricular creative writing club so this platform would be a really useful tool and contact base for the students interested in developing their writing!
Acting Director of English
- Stockport School
Connected Creatives is a great way of engaging pupils and allowing them to express themselves in a safe space. The feedback feature is a big part of it! Our pupils support each other, whilst we as teachers can moderate it preventing any cyber-bullying.
- Levensulme High School
This is such a fun way of doing creative writing as I can share my work with who I want to see it and feedback is very helpful.
- Alder Community High School
The comments we can give to friends is a really good way of supporting and encouraging each other and making sure everything is always constructive!
- Levensulme High School
Have a question? Interested in our forthcoming competitions? Register your interest.
What is the Connected Creatives: Young Voices Matter platform?
Connected Creatives is an EdTech solution, developing an online, cross-media, safe self-publishing platform, which enables young people to share their creative writing and outputs with their teachers, family members, peer groups and the wider Connected Creatives online community.
The platform provides a safe ‘home’ for expression of all kinds for young people – where reading & writing is encouraged by stealth with the intention of improving literacy & motivation to create (inside and outside of the classroom).
How does Connected Creatives work?
Simply register your school and get links to teacher’s and pupils’ login. Once the logins are activated, ask your pupils to submit a short piece of writing or a graphic novel (fiction or nonfiction – in any genre) to you via the platform. Pupils can write on a subject or topic of their interest and have the opportunity to add a front cover to complement their work.
As a teacher, you will be notified once your pupils have submitted their work, you will then be able to review, provide feedback and publish their work.
How much does it cost?
It’s free! Connected Creatives is brought to you by founders who believe in providing a voice and safe space to young people, for creative expression.
How does Connected Creatives work for the teachers?
Both teachers and peers can browse published stories and provide interactive feedback in a safe environment, which encourages pupils to carry on creating.
In the near future, Connected Creatives will be to helping teachers gather real-time information on pupils’ reading and writing habits.
How to take part in Connected Creatives competitions?
At Connected Creatives, we will be launching competitions throughout the year.
When a national or in-app competition opens for entries, teachers and pupils will see this information in the top right corner of their dashboard. You will be able to read the description and key information about the competition. Pupils can click the ‘Enter competition’ button, create a piece of writing or a graphic novel, and submit their work. After that, pupils via the platform voting system select the winners of the competition.
Who are the founders?
Dr. Yasmin Hussain (EdD) is an experienced and qualified educationalist. Yasmin is working with international literacy experts, the National Literacy Trust and with colleagues from across the education sector to develop, design and implement Connected Creatives in schools throughout the UK.
Why did we launch Connected Creatives?
We believe creative expression is not for the privileged few. Digital technologies give rise to new forms of expressive freedoms and that the content of young people, by young people, for young people should not be lost to global inequalities in literacy.
What is our Vision and Mission for Connected Creatives: Young Voices Matter?
Our Vision: To inspire, empower and encourage the future generation of young people, to become fulfilled, proud, expressive and healthy adults through the medium of artistic and literary expression in a safe collaborative space.
Our Mission: We aim to cultivate a platform that will shift the balance of content production and consumption, empowering young people to create and share their creative outputs safely, irrespective of geographic, demographic and socio-economic differences.
Have a question or want to provide us with your feedback? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org