It is!
Wed Jul 10, 2013 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 out of it. Then we could only access it with a particular password and then they opened it up to teacher log-ins for sure. As I said, I don't know if it worked on student log-ins. Facebook was a similar situation. As far as I know Pinterest has never been blocked. In fact, they shared it with us as a tool for getting classroom ideas in a workshop.

  • Re: Firewalls - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 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... more
    • It is! - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 15:28
      • 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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