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Banned Websites Awareness Day Collaborative Project September 28, 2012

Posted by Michelle Luhtala in Banned Websites Awareness Day.
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Wednesday October 3rd is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Banned Websites Awareness Day (#BWAD on Twitter), which provides all policy makers, educators, parents, and students with an opportunity to talk about the impact of arbitrary filtering and overly restrictive policy in K-12 learning environments.  The librarian community is championing this initiative, and we’re engaged in a conversation about it with authors, policy-makers, bloggers, educators and students.

To celebrate Banned Websites Awareness Day (#BWAD on Twitter), we are compiling a collaborative presentation.

We are looking for testimonials and pictures – a response to the question, “How does filtering constrain your learning, and your personal and professional growth?” accompanied by a photo that can be added to your comment in the presentation.

You can participate several ways.

  • Post your responses and links to your photos in the comments field below this blog post OR
  • email them to me OR
  • create your own slide. Instructions follow the presentation below.

Excerpted from crosspost on Joyce Valenza‘s Never Ending Search blog in School Library Journal.

Wednesday October 3rd is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Banned Websites Awareness Day (#BWAD on Twitter), which provides all policy makers, educators, parents, and students with an opportunity to talk about the impact of arbitrary filtering and overly restrictive policy in K-12 learning environments.  The librarian community is championing this initiative, and we’re engaged in a conversation about it with authors, policy-makers, bloggers, educators and students.

To celebrate Banned Websites Awareness Day (#BWAD on Twitter), we are compiling a collaborative presentation.

We are looking for testimonials and pictures – a response to the question, “How does filtering constrain your learning, and your personal and professional growth?” accompanied by a photo that can be added to your comment in the presentation.

You can participate several ways.

  • Post your responses and links to your photos in the comments field below this blog post OR
  • email them to me OR
  • create your own slide. Instructions follow the presentation below.

The instructions for creating a slide follow, but they are also in the presentation itself:

  • Click on the red + in top left corner to add a slide
  • Click on Slide -> Change layout in navigation menu to change your slide’s layout
    Include your name and role in education (parent, educator, student, author, etc). You can be specific or vague, depending on your comfort level.
  • Include a photo or avatar
  • Hyperlink contact information you are willing
    to publicly share (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, email, etc)
  • Include link to your blog or website if you have one
  • Answer: “How does Internet filtering constrain your learning, and your personal and professional growth?” It can be brief or long, but it helps to keep it on one slide. If it gets really long, feel free to turn it into a public document or blog post, write a synopsis on the slide and include a read more link on your slide.
And don’t forget to attend Gwyneth Jones’ webinar, How to be a Ninja Filter Fighter Warrior! Register here.

Complimentary BWAD (Banned Websites Awareness Day) Webinar

How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!

Presenter: Gwyneth Jones

Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. MDT/4 p.m. PDT

Register Now

Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a middle school teacher librarian, a blogger, a Tweeter, a public speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, DEN Star, member of the ISTE Board of Directors, was named an Innovator and one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2011, a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and is the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball, a geek, and very, very humble.

This webinar is open to AASL members and non-members. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL.

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