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Anne Beck left a comment for Karen Norris
"Karen, thank you for commenting on my post.  I am in a school similar to yours but I have a supportive administrator.  Together, we are able to work around a not so supportive IT director.  It helps to have an administrator on your…"
Feb 13, 2012
Karen Norris commented on Anne Beck's blog post Are Teachers the New Illiterates?
"Some of us also face other road blocks. Our leaders who construct the policies that forbid me from using or checking twitter on a district owned device, who block my access to social networks (Nings). So some times I feel my hands are tied when I…"
Feb 12, 2012
Karen Norris replied to Diane Gihring's discussion Are you writing your own courses or buying them already made? in the group Online Teaching and Learning
"What training/PD was necessary for you to begin teaching online?"
Feb 12, 2012
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At 12:37am on February 13, 2012, Anne Beck said…

Karen, thank you for commenting on my post.  I am in a school similar to yours but I have a supportive administrator.  Together, we are able to work around a not so supportive IT director.  It helps to have an administrator on your side.  I am undecided also in who needs to take the first step in changing our educational system. But there is one rule I live by and I tell my students to live by:  "Be the change you want to see in the world."- Ghandi.  It takes both administrator and teacher, but if you start, others will follow.  Your student's desire to learn and participate will soon catch the attention of the admin and other teachers in your building.  When students WANT to learn, it brings attention to what is being done to bring about those behaviors.  My school blocks all social media sites also.  But luckily, I have a Mac.  Any app you download to access sites, so far, cannot be blocked.  I can tweet all day long and get resources from my PLN instantly.  Good luck to you and feel free to contact me at any time!!

 
 
 

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