Breanna Hooks
Re: Firewalls
Wed Jul 10, 2013 15:19

That is awesome that you all can use that. We can not use YouTube either but I believe we can use teacher tube. If you didn't have those videos to show your students I guarantee they wouldn't be as involved in the study. We have asked and pleaded, for Pinterest I know. There were some times that we could get it and then one day it would be blocked again. I never used it in plans because of the uncertainty of it. That is great though, it seems your teachers have a voice. That's good!

  • Firewalls - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 15:01
    Our system goes back and forth on blocking social networking sites. Sometimes they are blocked and sometimes they are not. As far as I know teachers are able to access Youtube, Pinterest, Facebook,... more
    • 2 Firewall Solutions - koppenhaverd, Wed Jul 10 15:48
      1) Whenever you have a legitimate instructional use of a website that is blocked, tell (a) your principal and get administrative support to unblock; (b) tell your tech director and get it unblocked... more
      • Re: 2 Firewall Solutions - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 18:55
        We have asked administrators and they do get unblocked, but then they somehow get blocked again. It's difficult because you don't know what kind of access you will have. I unfortunately do not have... more
      • Who knew? - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 16:34
        I wish I had known that bit about Firefox and Youtube. I had no idea you could do that! I am going to copy and paste your tip into a word document and save it for future reference. I wish I had known ... more
    • Re: Firewalls - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 15:19
      • It is! - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 15:28
        It is nice that we have access to it. For a while we had free reign of it, even students could get on it but I believe they ran into some issues, especially with older kids. So, they locked us all... more
        • Re: It is! - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 18:57
          I understand about needing to block youtube for students, especially the older ones. I don't see how much harm can be in having Pinterest in the classroom. If there is something that would normally... more
          • I would think so... - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 19:41
            It would make sense that once they clicked on the link for the site that it would not come up. That would also be a problem with Pinterest in the classroom in general though. I'd guess you'd have to... more
            • Re: I would think so... - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 21:28
              Oh my!!! I'm guilty of just skimming discovery Ed clips or listening to them in the background while doing something else but I haven't used YouTube, mainly because I know it's blocked. I know a lot... more
              • Discovery Ed... - lohrmk, Thu Jul 11 00:09
                You have to watch Discovery Ed too. I was showing the students a video on the Lost Colony and there was a picture (one of John White's drawings) that shows the breast of a native woman. I hadn't... more
                • Re: Discovery Ed... - Breanna Hooks, Thu Jul 11 07:23
                  Thanks for the advice, I definitely will now!
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