Using Blogs to Engage English Language Learners
By Jon Schwartz
"Robbie doesn’t write," his mom told me. When he first came into my fourth grade class, asking him for 20 words was like pulling teeth. He actually scribbled a number on top of each word to keep track so he wouldn’t write any more than the absolute minimum. Four months after I introduced him to blogging, he’s consistently writing more than 100 words per post. Not only that, Robbie turned from a shy, introverted kid to a source of inspiration and information for his peers. He sees himself as a writer.
Read how Mr. Schwartz uses blogging to encourage students to write at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ell-digital-divide-jon-schwartz