MapSkip is a place where readers and writers can share stories, images and sound from around the world. To take full advantage of this site, you need to sign up and then confirm your email address. Once you sign in, you will be able to access stories and images by other members.
After you are logged in, you will find mini tutorials which help in getting you started. Teachers can register for a teacher account when they sign up and then create student accounts. These accounts will limit the information which is visible to other users. Once the account has been created, they can be available through My Passport. My Passport tracks stories as well as favourite authors.
It's an interesting place to explore, especially when discussing cross-cultural or inter-cultural topics. Learners can add their own stories, compare life-styles, trips and perspectives from around the world.
Pocket Tales promises to be an interesting site for young learners and readers, where you can find suggestions for books, discuss what you are reading and play games.
The main page says it is still in "invitation only" stage, so I look forward to when Pocket Tales opens up to all.