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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Well, at the school that I teach, some computer classes have software that allows the teacher to view all of the monitors in the classroom. I'm not sure what that software is called, but it's really awesome. Not only does it allow surveillance, but also the teacher can project their own screen onto their students monitors, so everyone stops what their doing and follows along. This tool I think is absolutely necessary in a type of classroom where each student have their own computer.

    In terms of navigating the internet and the type of material that can be accessed...well, I'm really not that concerned about that, like I said earlier. What I'm more concerned about is how student's use their time in class.
    Thats how i make money i make programs to get AROUND those things haha.
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Thats how i make money i make programs to get AROUND those things haha.
    Can you tell me what the name of those programs are? I'd like to bust some of my students Or at least just scare them by just letting them know that I know about those programs.

    It's not that big of deal, probably lunch detention.

    EDIT: Wait...your in the 11th grade? lol
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Can you tell me what the name of those programs are? I'd like to bust some of my students Or at least just scare them by just letting them know that I know about those programs.

    It's not that big of deal, probably lunch detention.
    Proxies mostly a large scale one that i made is a version of jappanese google. called calc.exe its hugely used in my school. i also produce small scale proxies.
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Are we talking about high schools? Yes, of course they should have firewalls. Kids are stupid and will access **** that they know they shouldn't.
    If we're talking about universities, then no.
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Well i voted wrong. No they shoudl not.
    well of course they should.

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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Well, at the school that I teach, some computer classes have software that allows the teacher to view all of the monitors in the classroom. I'm not sure what that software is called, but it's really awesome. Not only does it allow surveillance, but also the teacher can project their own screen onto their students monitors, so everyone stops what their doing and follows along.
    I go to Westchester Community College [for now, gotta get the hell out of there in as little time as possible - as in GRADUATE in the minimum time so I can go to the exciting life of a 4-year school again. ], and all the professors in the Computer Science dept. that I have had take advantage of this. It is great since I don't need to twist my neck to look up at the smart boards when the professor is doing notes, but when I want to try what he/she is showing us in C++ for example, I can't try it along. That is my only complaint.
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Until the senior year, I don't think that kids have any need to be exposed to computers at all, except possibly for serious students in a technical course of study.

    I also don't approve of cooks. janitors or sports programs in schools.


    Call me old fashioned, although one would be better advized to call me Milord.
    With respect, Milord, the ability to use word processors, presentation software, and computer resources for math and science is essential. No one can really get along without it these days. Research skills for the internet are also essential.

    BTW, we could always called you "Sirrah."

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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Im in 11th grade if you must ask and i was simply making a poll now take a chill pill or some roofies to knock you out so i dont have to see you type your rude opinions.
    Way to show why we should take you seriously.
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Yes, but whoever is handling IT at most schools needs to take a little more 'hands on' approach. I know when I was in school it was quite difficult to do research for papers or anything on the school computers because frequently sites would be blocked that shouldn't have been (biology sites were frequently blocked, due to descriptions of human sex organs or sexual reproduction).
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    Re: Should School computers have firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rassales View Post
    With respect, Milord, the ability to use word processors, presentation software, and computer resources for math and science is essential. No one can really get along without it these days. Research skills for the internet are also essential.

    BTW, we could always called you "Sirrah."
    Funny how kids 15 years ago didn't need those those for math and science.
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