Twitter and many other such sites are open here by classroom labs aka in certain areas of the school. The general stations in the library are more restricted as an example. It's included in educational programs here through use and evaluation / comparison. Facebook, Google Images, youtube, personal email... same.

We're continually cranking up discussions on appropriate use, ethics, morals etc. Big challenges for this generation and we took the approach that denial of service won't encourage the discussions or develop those skills.

Here's a url to the course. I can answer specific questions from there if folks would like.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Luis Bango <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi list,
I'm wondering if other schools are blocking Twitter or using Twitter somehow either for communication, public relations, or for instruction.
If you block it, why?   Does Twitter pose the same kind of threat and distraction to students as MySpace and Facebook?
If you are using it or know a teacher/school that is, could you send along their urls?
thanks for you input,
Luis Bango
(802)457-1317 x198