These templates require the Smart Notebook software, Kidspiration. Inspiration,Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer and KidPix to use. Most have a preview for you to decide if it is something you would like. I would suggest creating folders on your desktop called SmartNoteBookTemplates, InspirationTemplates, and KidspirationTemplates. You can then save the templates in the appropriate folder for later use.
Creating stories using web tools is fun and engaging for student while also teaching them new skills. Best of all you can embed them in blog posts to grab readers; including something a bit different makes reading posts more interesting.
If you are looking for an activity to have your students investigate, then this is a great little activity. Let them investigate (try a couple of examples), look for a pattern with the numbers (any two digit number minus the sum of the digits will produce a number with some very identifiable characteristics), then explore the second page of the challenge for what happens each time regarding those numbers... great fun, very educational, great way for students to look for patterns/make observations.
If looking for a system or classroom routine to develop student eportfolio this mosdel is a nice way of organizing the 'tech' aspect of the routine. Have students write blog posts as writing to learn component, get feedback for editing, organize them according theme/topic (allows for cross-referencing), post final products as portfolio pieces. Very transparent, easy to track, allows for built-in feedback/reflection.