Dear “powers that be,”
I am amazed at the sudden open armed philosophy I am seeing first hand in my own working context with tools that used to be filtered out but now seem a welcome tool in an arena known for rampant filtering. Just recently someone shared this article (I wish I could remember who), and I posted it to my Twitter network:
That’s it! Twitter is officially mainstream for schools! http://is.gd/nWVr
Essentially the article that appeared in THE Journal proclaimed Florida and Texas had declared Twitter safe enough to be unfiltered at school. Read the article for the details. It was not but a day or so later that a Twitter buddy, Teacherbytes (a fellow South Carolinian, no less) tweeted to tell me he had just presented the article I shared to get Twitter unblocked in his school district.
teacherbytes@cathyjo you are a hero! This is the first Tweet from the recently unblocked Beaufort County School District
teacherbytes@cathyjo Our Internet gate keeper surrendered. One of the terms of peace is I have to give in services on educational uses of Twitter.
Then last night I see this from my twitter and virtual friend, Brian Crosby:
bcrosby: Please show my class in Reno Nevada Twitter connections! Tell where you are and anything else you’d like to share! Thanks!!!
A class of teachers / admins / others / please help me demo Twitter – tell where you are and anything else you’d like to share!
The kids are not here…its a grown up tool
2 great indicators
Modeling from the top down
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