I find blogging a particularly good activity for boys. Boys do not always reflect naturally and this is a good habit for them to develop. From my experiences many girls develop better language skills and an emotional intelligence at an earlier age and find blogging a natural extension of their work.
I have had students resist using tumblr and then within a month or two be using it daily - without any prompting from me. One in particular now posts so often that I struggle to keep up. I do love it when students get so passionate.
Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. You can post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your iPad, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, and change it as often as you like. I have never seen two of my students have the same theme.
So what apps are available to access Tumblr on the iPad: