How does blogging change through school?
We’ve talked a few times about who blogs in a school at different age groups. How much should the children be doing for themselves and how much should be adult-led? How much should be directed and how much should be independent?
There’s no fixed or easy answer to any of these questions, but it might be helpful to think of it on a sliding scale where the amount that children and adults contribute to the blog run opposite to each other.
In younger classes, children will need lots of modelling by adults to understand it with occasional opportunities to contribute. Moving through the middle of the school you can see a balance where both adults and children contribute. By the time children leave primary school they should be comfortable and confident enough to blog independently and for their contributions to be purposeful!
The indicative graph below might help to visualise how this journey might look…