Hey Drew,

While CVU is not there yet it is being advocated for by many. The
biggest reason for not going there from my understanding is the
enormous push of Tech integration we have already taken on. We want to
see the effects of this first. For instance the stress on the
infrastructure from teachers and students using YouTube. Despite
Facebook's value, It appears we want to domestic the animals we have
first before we become a creepy old hording cat women.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm curious if any districts or schools are advocating the use of FaceBook
> in the classroom (having teachers create a classroom page and inviting
> students, etc.).  What are the pros and cons?  Specifically, I want to know
> who:
> - unblocks FaceBook, and if unblocked, how "accessible" is it (via open
> WiFi, only upon login to the network, etc.)
> - has policies regarding the use of FaceBook or other social media
> - provides professional development for students and/or teachers in this
> area
> - advocate social media OTHER than FaceBook
> I was encouraged by the number of districts which have unblocked YouTube,
> but this seems like a different animal.
> --
> Drew Blanchard
> Technology Teacher
> Winooski City Schools
> Normand St.
> Winooski, VT 05404
> (802) 655 - 3530 x6073

Michael Dumont II
Education Media Design & Technology Coordinator

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