What is #bannedsites?


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Many educators are concerned about the impact of filtering on teaching and learning in schools. Inspired by the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, (the last week of September), #bannedsites is a censorship awareness campaign designed to celebrate children's freedom to learn with participatory media in school. In 2011, it will be celebrated on September 28th.

Teaching with social media shows students how to responsibly use those platforms for productivity and learning. Blocking access in schools denies kids the chance to practice sharing their knowledge with the real world in a supervised setting.

Educators are encouraged to use this site to exchange ideas about using participatory media for teaching and learning with students. To contribute, please contact us. Thank you!

This site is brand new. It was launched in July of 2011. We are just starting to populate it, Please be patient!