Enthusiasm for blogging is growing and more and more school blogs are being set up all the time. These blogs differ enormously in their scope and sophistication: some are essentially school newsletters but some also contain class blogs.
Of these class blogs, many are mainly written by the class teacher – describing activities, setting assignments, discussing topics, or responding to students’ work online. In a recent research study for CfBT Education Trust – entitled Educational Blogs and Their Effects on Pupils’ Writing – we set out to explore the specific opportunities which blogs offer as ways to encourage children’s writing and as a learning medium for a class.
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