Friday, September 30, 2011

New York Times on Banned Sites

If you haven't read it, check out The New York Times article on Banned Sites Awareness Day -- it quotes several librarians, including our very own Judy Gressel!

And thank you to all of the teachers and advisors who graciously encouraged their students and advisees to participate in our Banned Sites Day survey. With their help, we were able to gather responses (almost 400!) from over 10% of the student body at the Winnetka campus and to also roughly reflect our population by gender, grade and sending school.
We truly appreciated the students' participation; hopefully it was a small step in helping raise awareness at other schools where students find that many sites are blocked. Overall, it was a great opportunity to add to a dialogue about technology, to simply teach students about QR codes, and to encourage all of us to think about censorship in its many forms.

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