ERIC Number: EJ905313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Blogging and Internet Filters in Schools
Shearer, Kimberly M.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n4 p259-263 2010
Success in today's global market requires students to attain numerous 21st-Century skills, including collaborative and communication skills, and knowledge of how to use technology to both locate and create information. The use of instructional blogging in the classroom is one way to help students develop such skills. The Children's Internet Protection Act, or CIPA, requires many public schools and libraries to use filtering software in order to fulfill funding restrictions, leaving many schools without access to blogging sites. Such filtering software is not only ineffective, but also violates the rights of Internet users and the principles of library media education. Communication between educators, administrators, students, and parents can help facilitate a compromise regarding the use of Internet filters in schools, and expand Internet access so that instructional blogging may occur.
Descriptors: Library Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet, Communication Skills, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Public Schools, School Libraries, Cooperation, Censorship, Federal Legislation, Partnerships in Education
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