Dan on filters (student)

dan on filters from Joyce Valenza on Vimeo.

SMS Students on Filtering http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQkOwMC5-A

Philosophical: Intellectual freedom
  • Are filtering decisions the same as book policy decisions? Should they be the same? (repeated from Policy segment)
  • Filtering is not about technology. It's at the very least about content - like book policy. But at this point in history, media is not just content; it also behavior and sociality (multidirectional, not just consumable). The current reality is way beyond the notion that the Internet is technology! But is your school community moving beyond that notion?
  • The best filter is the one between students' (everybody's) ears - why? (portable, works with any device, ubiquitous, hopefully improves with age)
  • Equity: Is everybody equally affected? Is there equitable access across grade levels?

Human: kids, teachers, "the farmers and the ranchers can be friends"
  • Who gets to decide?
  • Do we have discussions, and if not, why not?
  • How does policy affect students? teachers? librarians?
  • Is fear a factor in your district? What are people afraid of? What role does it play?
  • Media hype, politics, and marketing