Thursday, March 7, 2013
I am bummed. This afternoon, I had a few spare minutes and I wrote a great blog post about how zombified the students and staff are this week due to state testing. I even managed to use the word shambling, which of course HAS to describe the way zombies walk! I went to add a picture at the bottom of the post, and poof! the filter at my school ate my post. I couldn't get it back because it hadn't autosaved the way it does here at home.
I hate that darn filter. Even though the teachers have a password that can bypass it, it's still annoying, and depending on the web browser I use, the override times out. It's annoying and inconvenient. I get why schools, especially junior high schools would want to keep kids from looking at naughty stuff, but sometimes the filters go too far. For example, students in my district can't search the word "music" without triggering the filter. Even if they're doing a research project on music from different historical eras, doesn't matter. We have to block that. Breast cancer is another no-no search term.
So I feel a bit like the cranky "Get off my lawn" lady tonight.
But I DID learn a lesson... when writing a blog post at school, write it in Pages then copy and paste it into blogger when I get home!