Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Social networking: Twitter, YouTube boost lessons, communication
A Louisville Kentucky newspaper reports: Social networking is a practice that Jefferson County Public Schools has only recently begun to embrace. Until just a couple of weeks ago, the district had blocked such sites as Twitter and Facebook because of the district's participation in the federal Children's Internet Protection Act, which addresses concerns about access to potentially offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. But now, JCPS and other nearby districts, including Oldham and Bullitt, are allowing teachers to use some social-media sites such as YouTube and Twitter to enhance their lessons.