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It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s late 2015, we’re still overblocking the Internet, and the blame is on us as administrators… I read a post recently that stressed yet again how access to the wide range of the Internet is an equity issue. One of my doctoral students’ dissertations at the University of Minnesota , for instance, found that overzealous school filtering prohibited student access to online content essential for satisfying state Social Studies and Health curricular standards.

The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

It used to be that 1:1 technology access was a novelty. Furthermore with companies like Neverware which can turn most any old device into a high-speed Chromebook, cost and tech support are no longer the barriers they once were. They also understand that Chromebooks last as long and are as sturdy as traditional laptops and despite the myth, they realize, just like laptops, you don’t need the internet to access your core suite of tools.