Breanna Hooks
Re: Pinterest
Wed Jul 10, 2013 18:52

I'm not sure we can do anything about the firewalls at school. Besides maybe learn to get around them, everyone keeps telling me there are ways around them but I can't figure it out! It is difficult to incorporate technology because there are a lot of students who don't have internet at home. I do know that a lot of parents these days do have smart phones so that is one way to get them connected.

  • Re: Pinterest - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 10 15:35
    Bre, I agree. I too have the same problem in allowing my students to access the Pinterest site at school. There are so many times that I want to show them something I found of pinterest that goes... more
    • Re: Pinterest - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 18:52
      • Re: Pinterest - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 10 19:54
        I know of ways to get around streaming you tube videos but that is all. There are so many great things to incorporate into the classroom that is blocked. It truly is sad!
        • Re: Pinterest - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 10 21:34
          Yes! I really like Dave's suggestion. Ask those in charge, the. If denied have parents ask. :)
          • Re: Pinterest - Lindsay Aaron , Wed Jul 10 21:39
            Yes that is smart! We need to get the parents to speak up!!
            • Re: Pinterest - Natalie Kabel, Thu Jul 11 13:47
              It would be great if the parents spoke up. I would LOVE to be able to use social bookmarking in my classes. I wish we could email our districts asking them to unblock these sites so we could use... more
              • Re: Pinterest - Lindsay Aaron , Thu Jul 11 22:32
                Natalie, I think if enough people pressed the issue with the district they might unblock these sites. However, I do think it will take parents expressing their opinions and desire for these websites... more
                • Re: Pinterest - Natalie Kabel, Mon Jul 15 20:27
                  Lindsay, I sure hope that you are right. Our students would benefit for things like Pinterest. Who could we contact?
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