James has got the structure of nonscholae up today.
nonscholae.org is a site devoted to the responsible use of blogs, instant messaging and other social software in schools.
Non scholae sed vitae discimus
We learn, not for school, but for life – Seneca, Epistulae
We believe that these tools and resources should not be blocked or banned from schools. As educators, we should be familiarising learners with these technologies, supporting and facilitating their responsible use and equipping our students with the skills to keep them safe and savvy in the online world.
However, at the moment, many schools are simply closing their eyes, banning these technologies and doing their learners a disservice in the process.
I’ve asked my head to get the LEA to unblock the Classroom Displays Blog at school in time for my exhibtion. I discovered today that the smart filter even blocks it on the staffroom computer, which wasn’t even supposed to be filtered at all 😦
So much for showing someone the blog at school or teachers accessing it during PPA time. Grrr!
Quite how I’m going to do a workshop in the IT suite as part of my exhibtion week if I can’t get into the blog is another issue.