Why blog?

A survey by the National Literacy Trust found that children who blog not only write more frequently and longer texts, but also tend to have a more positive view of their writing abilities.

In this section, regular bloggers (teachers and pupils) state the case for class blogging. They tell us whether blogging motivates them to write more or be more expressive, and if it improves the standard of their writing. They also give their opinions on anecdotal findings that blogging improves boys’ attitudes towards writing.

Video summary
David thinks that publishing and feedback are key to blogging’s impact on achievement in writing. He suggests that blogging can enable children who are less verbally articulate to express themselves, and in so doing improve their standard of writing.

Blogging can be pivotal in raising achievement in all areas of writing because it is public and anyone can comment on what they are writingDavid Mitchell