Saturday, October 17, 2009

#17 Delicious

Like many other web 2.0 sites, is blocked to students by our school network. I can see the point of view of the manager, but the time will come when we must teach students to use the sites responsibly instead of banning their use.
They are, however, available to teachers, and I am pleased to be able to access the favourites which I had on my home computer when I am at work. I am also very pleased to be able to search for sites which are relevant to me in work and for personal use which have been bookmarked by other users. Who needs Google?
Like all the other applications which we have looked at in this course, it will require more careful investigation and time to explore. I hope in some months' time it's something I use easily and frequently and that I have given examples to my teaching colleagues so that we might share and promote resource based learning.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great that teachers still have access even if the students don't. Hopefully the schools do lean towards your suggestion of education in responsible use rather than banning altogether! Fiona