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Fighting the Filter, NEKLS July 2011 Fighting the Filter, NEKLS July 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • fighting the filter strategies for delivering a knockout punch to information censorship buffy j. hamilton | nekls school librarian workshop: the vital school librarian| july 2011
  • Which of the following resources are blocked in your school setting? YouTube or TeacherTube Social Bookmarking (delicious, Diigo) Google related pages Wikis Blogs Other?
  • filtering policies lock away quality content View slide
  • Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbullfc/3442162799/sizes/l/ View slide
  • the challenge: how to move that mountain
  • the roadblocks Image used under a CC license from http ://www.flickr.com/photos/puppiesofpurgatory/3067934263/sizes/l/
  • fear Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sziszo/2592916753/sizes/o/
  • lost in the fog of misinformation and in the dark Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfhild/403221490/sizes/o/
  • noble but misguided intentions
  • fear of lawsuits and legal action
  • a shift in who counts as experts and the decision making model
  • how do we go beyond the walls and barriers? cc licensed flickr photo by Giuseppe Bognanni: http://flickr.com/photos/79286287@N00/215951891/
  • we can open doors and unlock resources by fighting the filter
  • find out who makes filtering decisions and establish a conversation with the decision maker(s) 1
  • campaign for filtering policies and procedures for appeals to be put in writing and volunteer to be a member of the filter policy committee 2
  • make the argument for access to a specific resource or tool by collecting examples of effective instructional practice 3 Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mymollypop/2646559132/sizes/l/
  • develop and present a concrete plan for use of the resource and how you will implement its use 4
  • develop a plan for addressing the potential challenges while championing the possibilities 5 Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimpledarksquid/57375216/sizes/o/ /
  • be an advocate for intellectual freedom and equitable access to information 6
  • enlighten stakeholders about the importance of social media through transparency 7 Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/467858863/sizes/l/
  • make the case for digital citizenship and helping students establish positive digital footprints 8 Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/suburbanbloke/723665503/sizes/o/
  • remind decision makers that students need guided instruction and opportunities to learn how to use social media thoughtfully and wisely 9 Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/imbat/3869056371/sizes/l/
  • collect qualitative and quantitative data to support your stance 10
  • tie your requests to performance standards 11
  • cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/sizes/o / if our goal is for students to be information fluent learners, we must have access to the tools so that students can ultimately act as their own filter
  • if your requests get knocked down, keep trying and be persistent Image used under a cc license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeels/141145758/sizes/l/
  • Cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3268315787/sizes/l/ fight the machine
  • Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickerbulb/1477994596/sizes/o/ the fight is not for ourselves but for our students
  • works cited
    • Boss, Suzie. “Playing It Too Safe Online Will Make You Sorry.” Edutopia . The George Lucas Educational Foundation, 5 Nov. 2008. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. <http://www.edutopia.org/‌playing-it-too-safe-online-will-make-you-sorry>.
    • Cofino, Kim. “Online Safety and Responsibility.” Always Learning . N.p., 3 May 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. <http://mscofino.edublogs.org/‌2009/‌05/‌03/‌online-safety-and-responsibility/>.
    • Johnson, Doug. “Venting’s Just One Piece.” Blue Skunk Blog . N.p., 20 Sept. 2008. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. <http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/‌blue-skunk-blog/‌2008/‌9/‌20/‌ventings-just-one-piece.html>.
    • Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy. “Filtering Fixes.” Education Week . N.p., 31 Aug. 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. <http://www.edweek.org/‌ew/‌articles/‌2009/‌09/‌02/‌02filter_ep.h29.html?tkn=QN[FwPR%2BcQ5C163IrJXxrec3ENEZu1KEL9H9>.
    • McIntosh, Ewan. “Fresh Research Showing the Damage of Filtering ‘Real World’ Technology.” Ewan McIntosh’s edu.blogs.com . N.p., 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. <http://edu.blogs.com/‌edublogs/‌2009/‌03/‌fresh-research-showing-the-damage-of-filtering-real-world-technology.html>.
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