Cookies Required Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Debating The Common Core Third-grade teacher Sherry Frangia, left, high-fives student Jayla Hopkins during a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Silver Lake has begun implementing the national Common Core State Standards for academics. (AP)
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 has designated one day during Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day. On Wednesday, September 30, AASL asks school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. Background | Complimentary Webinar | Resources & Activities Logo Use | Promotional Partners Don’t Be a B.L.O.B. – Support Responsible Use of Technology with BYOT! What is a BLOB? Think of the 1958 horror/science-fiction film, The Blob, that portrayed two young teenagers struggling to battle a giant mass of an alien that attempted to swallow up their small town in Pennsylvania. The movie poster described the Blob as “Indescribable…Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It!” Without hesitation, this amoeba-like creature indiscriminately consumed everything in its path until the teenage heroes managed to utilize their available resources to render it useless. In today’s schools, a BLOB acquires a completely new meaning – a Banner – Locker – Or – Blocker.
It's Banned Websites Awareness Day! ... you can catch an encore presentation at 7PM PDT this evening (yes, 10PM EDT), October 3, 2012 at the Library 2.012 virtual conference AASL, the organization that launched Banned Websites Awareness Day in the first place, offers a number of resources for participants, including the BWAD page, the AASL Essential Links for BWAD, and the AASL blog. You can contribute to our collaborative slide presentation! Here is the link to add a slide, and the presentation follows: And hey, you can always include #BWAD in your Tweets! iCONN.org - Middle School Newspapers & Images Select an individual newspaper from the list: *(If your library subscribes to The Hartford Courant, 1923 – 1988, these years will be automatically searched as well.)
What To Do If Your School Bans a Useful Website Big Ideas Culture Digital Tools Today is Banned Website Awareness Day, and all across the country, educators are doing their part to raise awareness of how overly restrictive blocking of educational websites affects student learning. The dialogue around filtering must also include bring-your-own-device policies, appropriate use of social media in schools, and overall responsible use of technology in school. Each of these issues plays an important part in the equation that influences school policy around filtering websites.
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Ban Censorship, Not Websites! Today is Banned Websites Awareness Day – a designated day within Banned Books Week – which is sponsored by our friends at the American Association of School Librarians and designed to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries. At the ACLU LGBT Project, this is a subject near and dear to our hearts, and today we’re releasing a new report about our work to fight back against banned websites. The report is part of the ACLU’s “Don’t Filter Me” campaign, which started over a year and a half ago to take on viewpoint-discriminatory censorship of positive LGBT web content in public schools nationwide. When we put out the call for students across the U.S. to let us know if their schools’ web filters discriminated on the basis of viewpoint in this way, we heard from students from all over.