I have to say that the most effective thing I do is use my wireless keyboard for shared writing on the IWB. All the children have their mini whiteboards and can write a bit, while I can really model the editing process as well as passing the keyboard round. As for the children using it... Photostory is BRILLIANT for Phase 2, where children are looking into structure of texts and practising the genre's style. Get them to take (or download) a photo for each paragraph, put it in the software, then use a microphone to record what they want to say. Great and simple ICT where the technology doesn't get in the way. Another great thing I do is Audacity (sound recording) for the same purpose - gives a purpose for speaking and listening and is a great point between the reading and the writing. I tried doing it with MovieMaker and video clips, but in that case the technology did rather take over and I ended up calling it an ICT project (which was a good thing in itself). A simple digital camcorder, of course, with no computer at all, can be just as useful for recording S&L work. I'm sure there's more but I can't think now! Never try animation in a Literacy lesson if you want to get any Literacy learning done! Playing with plasticene is just too much fun!