Archive for July, 2008

Blocked Site

I am so over all of the sites I want to use at school being blocked by the DET server.  Anyone else go into a violent fit of rage when they see this page pop up?

The thing I most regularly want to access at school is YouTube – there are so many excellent clips that can be used in all aspects of the curriculum.  The DET block on Blogger also means that all of my school blogs have to be made through WordPress or Edublogs (OK, no real complaint there!), but it also means that I can’t access OTHER blogs that are made with Blogger.  Wikispaces is also blocked – I assumed that it wouldn’t be, because it is affiliated with Edublogs, and spent a whole weekend one time making a wiki on Wikispaces, only to find out on Monday that is was blocked… grmph.

Teachers who keep even a half decent eye on their kids should be able to see if they are up to no good.  And kids know how to get around these blocks anyway by going through alternate sites!  Please DET, UNBLOCK OUR INTERNET!