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What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites

What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites

| October 3, 2012 | 9 Comments

Today is Banned Website Awareness Day, and all across the country, educators are doing their part to raise awareness of how overly restrictive blocking of educational websites affects student learning. The dialogue around filtering must also include bring-your-own-device policies, appropriate use of social media in schools, and overall responsible use of technology in school. Each […]

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When School Web Filtering Comes Home

When School Web Filtering Comes Home

| October 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Getty Schools that receive discounts for Internet access through the federal E-rate funding are required to implement a number of measures, like creating an Internet safety policy and filtering and blocking access to certain types of online content. To that end, The Children’s Internet Protection Act, CIPA, addresses concerns about the type of online materials […]

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Straight from the DOE: Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites

Straight from the DOE: Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites

| April 26, 2011 | 30 Comments

The Child Internet Protection Act requires that schools receiving federal funding from E-rate block inappropriate websites. But, as the D.O.E’s Karen Cator explains, that shouldn’t stop teachers from sharing rich educational resources with their students.

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Eight Surprising Websites That Schools Can’t Access

Eight Surprising Websites That Schools Can’t Access

| April 7, 2011 | 47 Comments

Much of the Internet is blocked in schools because of child protection laws. Blocking Facebook and YouTube is not that surprising, but some on this list are unexpected.

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Students Complain About Being Shut Out of the Internet

Students Complain About Being Shut Out of the Internet

| April 5, 2011 | 9 Comments

Project Tomorrow has just released the results of its Speak Up 2010 survey that asked over 300,000 students (and 43,000 parents, 35,000 teachers, and 3,500 administrators) about their thoughts on technology and learning in the classroom. The results confirm what many of us already know: Children have access to a wide variety of technologies, both […]

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