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Another Way to Get to Yes!

Sunday’s post on ReadWriteWeb asks,  “What do kids say is the biggest obstacle to technology at school?”  The answer, based on the results of Speak Up 2010, is two-fold:

  • school filters that block access to content needed for homework, and
  • bans on using their own devices at school.

So much of the answer to both of these issues relates to policies that are either outdated, misguided or both. Which brings me to “The World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy.” Tom Whitby and Lisa Nielsen have put their heads together and come up with a wonderful resource that explains many of the things we need to think about (FERPA, CIPA, and COPPA) in clear and rational terms.  These explanations are used to support a tw0-sentence online safety policy that would clear the way for innovation and engaged 21st century learners.

Judi Repman

Georgia Southern University

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