Shutting out blogs in schools

Weblogg-ed – The Read/Write Web in the Classroom: “So here is the update from the heartland: blogs, wikis, Flickr…almost anything where kids can post content online is being blocked by schools. An elementary school teacher told me that the schools just don’t want the potential problems of students doing this”

This is not good. There was a great reply in favor of student freedom in the article though:

“Stop treating problems relating to computers as different than other school related issues. Choices are choices. Educate and inform the child as to the right choices and hold them responsible if they make the wrong choices. Supervision and education are the keys not blocking. These are schools.”

I hope there is not much resistance in our plan to teach the kids (and teachers) these things next school year.


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