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Oops -- my reply to Steve wasn't meant for the list (obviously), but
Pics4Learning is great (as is Tina if you have a need for VT retirement
questions).  

Also, the Picsearch review came from:
http://www.tasi.ac.uk/resources/searchengines.html

You just gotta love the UK -- does anyone know why they have such great
resources?

Joanne

Joanne Finnegan, Technology Integration Specialist
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
>>> Steve Jarrett <[log in to unmask]> 12/08/06 1:01 PM >>>
Two areas:

1. IMAGES
Chittenden East Supervisory Union has an effective Internet content
filter, SurfControl.  However, we are unable to filter image searches. 
We want to leave open image searches, but with moderate filtering. 
People can, and do, easily turn off the moderate filter in Google.  

We've tried:
a.  white-listing in our server the moderately filtered search of
Google s while black-listing the other types, but the url fluctuates too
much to make the approach effective.  
b. using other "safe" sites, but have found none that are satisfactory
for our purposes.

Has anyone come up with a satisfactory image filtering method?

Is there a master list of "safe" sites that someone has compiled?


2. STREAMING
We block sites like youtube.com during the day, and tell teachers to
save them after school for later use.  However, many educationally
appropriate sites, for example CNN, have video streams.   Does anyone
have an efficient way to avoid clogging the bandwidth while making
available appropriate streaming during the day?  Is any technology on
the horizon to help schools?

Steve Jarrett
District Technology Coordinator
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
(802) 899 - 4690 X502
(fax) (802)899-2904 

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