Life is not filtered. But the Internet is - at my school.
What are we teaching the kids? How can we teach knowledge, discernment, and ethics without giving them a chance to make good choices and yes, sometimes mistakes.
Celebrate: Banned Websites Awareness Day
"AASL has designated October 3 as the second annual Banned Websites Awareness Day. To raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries, AASL designates one day during Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day. AASL asks school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. The Freedom to Read Foundation and the ACLU are also supporters...."
from AASL, Sept. 25; FTRF Blog, Sept. 25
Complimentary BWAD (Banned Websites Awareness Day) Webinar
How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter! Presenter: Gwyneth Jones
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. MDT/4 p.m. PDT
Here are the slides from my preso on Slideshare! Thank you to everyone who attended! AASL will be posting the archive in a few days if you miss it! Contact Melissa Jacobson (mjacobsen AT ala DOT org) for more information! Cheers!
AASL BWAD main site with background and resources
Michelle Luhtala's Blog postings:
Kids And Social Media: danah boyd Asks Parents To Name Their 'Biggest Fear'