Oh and BTW, I've always wondered about this word - what are 'bleachers'? We don't have them where I come from.
They get their name from the fact that they used to be the "cheap seats," and spectators at summer events like baseball would sit in them without the benefit of a roof above and their hair would bleach from long hours in the sun.
You probably have them but they're called something else.
Nationalism in high dosages may be hazardous to your health. Please consult a psychiatrist before beginning a regular regimen, and if feelings of elitism and douchbaggery continue, discontinue immediately before you become unable to do so on your own.
However no inadequacies here if that is what you're getting at. How about yourself? Get a little testy at an innocuous jousting of your ego after you left yourself open with that statement? What do you do when someone seriously calls you out, go cry in the corner?
While it's annoying at times (I work in a school) there are ways to get around the restricted access. Normally, if there is a site that would be useful to students and/or faculty, a request can be made to any technology department requesting that a particular site be allowed.
Working in a grade school, I've seen some pretty questionable things pop up just from an innocent google search. When my children were in elementary school, I know I would not have appreciated them having access to whatever they wanted.
Of course, I'm of the opinion that the parents could give certain permissions to their students and those permissions could be set by each individual password combination for each student. However, that's a nightmare to implement - so the restrictions that are set for each age level (elementary, middle, high school) should be age appropriate IMHO.
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Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
Learning how to research things on the Internet doesn't mean you have to have access to everything. It's the methodology you're learning, not the actual topic -- else you don't even really need the Internet at all. You can still learn all the methodology with limits to access.
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2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Even teachers aren't allowed to access certain sites. This probably varies from district to district, but that's how it is at my school.
But I found a way to get around it, was no problem in the end. I'm just saying that the firewalls do pose as an obstacle at times, and can make my job more difficult than it should be. It's not such a huge obstacle where it'll make me unable to teach the lesson, but it's an obstacle that keeps me from using the internet to it's full potential. That's what I'm trying saying.
Yep, that's how it is at the computer lab at my school.Learning how to research things on the Internet doesn't mean you have to have access to everything. It's the methodology you're learning, not the actual topic -- else you don't even really need the Internet at all. You can still learn all the methodology with limits to access.
Not a huge deal though.