All Blog Posts Tagged 'filtering' (3)

Another Reason We NEED Our "Social" Tools

I haven't written here in a long time, and I don't usually cross-post. But this time, it's different. Here goes:



Unless you live in a vacuum, you know what happened at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday. Tragedy for those there, tragedy for all our military forces everywhere, as they are, truly, a band of brothers and sisters who normally trust each other with their very lives. Yesterday, that trust was betrayed.



News reports were as chaotic as the scene, as the networks struggled… Continue

Added by Linda Loder on November 6, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

I Read LOTS of Blocked Blogs! So Should YOU!

The Internet world of many teachers I mentor at several different schools has been shaken up recently by the installation of “new and improved” school filtering systems. It is not the fault of these schools’ tech coordinators, who are struggling valiantly to unblock good resources and keep within the boundaries of policy and law while they are doing it. Rather, the schools have been sold services by vendors who seem to believe that the ‘read only’ web is easier to deal with in educational… Continue

Added by Linda Loder on April 17, 2008 at 8:46am — No Comments

Thoughts after reading Wesley Fryer's weblog on school Internet filtering.

As a former teacher and now the Director of Technology for a school district in Kansas, I agree with many of these comments. I too am deeply involved in developing our technology and providing a "Differentiated" scheme to our school district Internet as well as providing additional training for the implementation of technology as a resource and not just another tool.



Our school district has a 1:1 laptop program with students in grades 7-12. The lower levels of students are about… Continue

Added by Dean Mantz on March 12, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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