Why blogging motivates boys to write

Teachers and children explain here why they think blogging is a powerful tool for motivating boys to write.

Video summary
Lorraine suggests that boys are concerned about having their writing judged. A parent says that her son has been motivated to write more as a result of comments on his writing; a pupil explains how the blog has changed his attitude towards writing – it is now a way to express what he thinks rather than just about completing a task.

He says, ‘Everybody likes my story, I need to write again’Parent of Year 6 boy, St Pauls RC Primary School