Take a look at some of the podcasts available at Goochland County Public Schools. Their latest one, with the Advanced Concert Choir at the high school, interviews students in the choir as they prepare for a choir competition that takes place on a cruise in the bahamas!
I get several requests a day to unblock a website. For those that do have an educational value I unblock them as soon as I can. Some have no educational value and do not get unblocked.
Why are sites filtered? Congress passed the Child Online Protection Act, which became effective in April of 2000. To stay eligible for federal funds, school districts must filter Internet access for students.
Here are a couple of the most requested sites to be unblocked:
On the survey participants were asked to answer the following question:
What needs to change in regards to technology and technology access in the Kenton City School District? How would you recommend enacting this change?
I’m going to highlight a few of the responses and try to clear up some problems and misconceptions: