How blogging motivates boys to write

Children, teachers and parents alike notice differences in the quality of boys’ writing and attitudes after schools establish class blogs.

Video summary
A mother and son talk about the son’s initial reluctance to write and his new-found enthusiasm for writing since beginning to blog. A teacher talks about improvements in the quality of writing and attitudes towards writing: Jim explains how one boy has started writing stories in multiple parts; David suggests that the counting and competitive aspects of blogging particularly appeals to boys.

One particular child had no interest in writing, it was painful to get him to write. And now he just loves it. He’s been on the blog writing… two or three part stories and the other children are asking him constantly when the next part is coming outJim Ruddy