I was reading an article about yet another school district banning yet another social technology this morning, as Hattiesburg has protected its citizens by banning student-teacher communication via text messaging or social networks. No need to bother wasting precious testing-time crafting creative applications of such tools in order to take advantage of their popularity in the curriculum. Just like so many other districts, who have blazed the trail by banning iPods, cell phones, blogs, and other tools of subversion and perversion, steps have been taken to ensure that safety and proper focus are ensured. I know the citizens of Hattiesburg are sleeping easier.
Yet again, I am reminded of how grateful I am to work where I do. I may get a little frustrated with the filter on occasion, but the vision is there, and our students will benefit.