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ERIC Number: ED518521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Boys, Blogs and Books
Pickworth, Margo
International Association of School Librarianship, Paper presented at the School Library Association of Queensland and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship (Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010)
In an action research project, young male students from Sydney, Australia and Richmond, USA contributed to a collaborative writing blog. Both groups of students shared the same text with their class teachers, while using the medium of collaborative blogging, a process which was facilitated and managed by the teacher-librarian. Data was gathered using both qualitative and quantitative methods to determine whether the project assisted boys to become powerful, prolific and confident writers. Results indicated that the blogging process failed to provide any increase in the volume of writing; however the opportunity to share opinions and ideas globally provided motivation to write more powerfully and with increased confidence. (Contains 3 figures.)
International Association of School Librarianship. P.O. Box 83, Zillmere, Queensland 4034, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3216-5785; Fax: +61-7-3633-0570; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); School Library Association of Queensland Inc. (SLAQ)
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States; Virginia