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  • Should schools be blocking social networking?
    By Ayla Smoak
  • Are schools understanding everything that they are blocking form the students?
  • Some of these blocked sites can be used for engaged learn for their pupils.
  • Why block something that will make your students excited about the lesson?
  • Teachers want their students to be engaged/excited for their lessons.
  • These kids are.
  • So just let them get excited about learning. Unblock the social networks!
  • Redefine what it means to have engaged learning.
  • But do using these social networks like Skype really work for class lessons?
  • Just ask them.
  • Yet most schools don’t understand this.
  • Schools are blocking networks that they don’t even know what they can use them for.
  • The web enables global collaboration, so why block it?
  • Class lessons can be on debates , opinions, etc.
  • Teachers can arrange debates with U.K. students on the American Revolution.
  • Like these kids are doing.
  • Using these blocked sites gives skills needed for future jobs!
  • A fun way of finding out of what is going on in the outside world.
  • School leaders should be questioning themselves on what is really happening.
  • Information is flowing out of classroom instead of in.
  • Social networking like Skype is the new age learning!
  • So why are we blocking our future? !?