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    Twitter - do you allow it

    Just wondering if any schools block twitter ? If so - why ?

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    Blocked here on orders from Leadership....along with Facebook and all other 'Social Networking' sites. The media staff keep on about wanting it unblocked for the students to use though.

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    Thanks for the info - same thoughts as me when it comes to the social networking aspect but not sure how to address this as if it's a social network site or not !!

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    The YHGfL block it here apart from the Sheffield council twitter page.

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    We have all things like that blocked for students - however twitter is permited for the communications dept as they regularly tweet about events etc as parents felt it would be a good source of information when asked in a survey. To be fair we actually have quite alot of followers.
    Quite amazed how many parents would rather check twitter to find out schools closed for a snow day than to recieve an email or check school website.

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    Its unblocked here, and no-one except me seems to use it at all...

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    Blocked by CLEO but one of my schools has a twitter feed that's updated by ICT Co-ordinator via her IPhone and that parents subscribe to.

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    Blocked by our Grid.

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    Blocked here for students, is allowed for admin staff but not for teachers. Teachers are allowed access to Facebork though. Work that one out!

    EDIT: Just found out that http://twitter.com is blocked but that https://twitter.com isn't....
    Last edited by tech_guy; 29th November 2010 at 12:20 PM.

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    Blocked to keep the little darlings on task - and that's just the teachers!

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    Blocked for student levels and allowed for staff / adult user levels within EMBC. It is a fantastic tool for CPD for staff, as well as for classwork too (just do a search for Twitter and gunpowder plot for an example).

    However, it is like all tools ... it needs to be used appropriately.

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    Blocked here but we have a relaxed filtering group that has access to this and youtube - for media students.

    Twitter is fantastic for a breaking news story. I remember during the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake following the hash tags #quake and #Haiti Very interesting way to follow a breaking new story.

    #wikileaks is very busy this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    ......

    However, it is like all tools ... it needs to be used appropriately.
    [Tries to stifle a childish laugh and fails]

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    @Mattx - its blocked here, do you not use the Grid for internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    @Mattx - its blocked here, do you not use the Grid for internet?
    No, private school so we have our own setup..... [ more work for me I'm afraid !! ]



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