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If This Is Blocked . . . Try This

Often, teachers who want to use cloud-based tools or social media platforms quickly realize that it just isn’t possible given their context. Here are a few reasons why:
  1. Age restrictions
  2. Parental concern
  3. The district blocks way too much stuff
So, here’s a crowd-sourced table of tools we typically use and the alternatives out there that might work instead:

If this is blocked . . .
. . . try this
Facebook / Google Plus
Blogger / WordPress
Google Hangout (or vice versa)

If you want to add more, simply click here and edit the Google Document.
Professor of Instructional Technology
I want to see kids embrace creativity. As a teacher, this meant murals, documentaries, STEM camps, and coding projects. As a dad, this has meant elaborate pillow forts and home-made pinball machines and the story of non-magical wizard who makes robots. It's also why I co-founded Write About. Interested in having me speak or consult on design thinking and creativity? Visit my speaking page and fill out the contact form at the bottom. I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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