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BFTP: The engagement filter

A weekend Blue Skunk "feature" will be a revision of an old post. I'm calling this BFTP: Blast from the Past. Original post June 28, 2007. We've been fighting the social networking battle for five years now? Good grief. 


From exhibit booth 3516 (If I remember) at NECC ISTE:

The Engagement Filter - NEW from RATFInc. 
(Reasonably Accurate Technology Filtering Incorporated)

Tired of your students learning rather than paying attention to you, the teacher?

Then get your school to install the Engagement Filter, guaranteed to take enough enjoyment out of online activities that students will no longer be tempted to use the school's computers or network.

You can block categories by the "types" below:



Our company updates its black list on a daily basis, identifying those sites that are shown to be more interactive than the adults in your school. 

Delay complete irrelevance before it is too late.

Act today and we'll throw in two tech categories of guaranteed student interest that have not yet been invented!

 I'm getting me one of these! I wonder if I install it at home, the LWW will pay more attention to me too?

My only concern is that some sites kids like will not be blocked. Any suggestion for things that need to be added to the filtered list?

What am I to do with kids who have phones with 3G or 4G access? Any way to filter the interesting stuff on those too?

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