How many times has someone shown you an online resource that would be beneficial in your teaching, but when you tried to access the website at school, it was blocked? Have you been to a conference and returned to school anxious to try all the new sites you've learned only to find that none of these are available on your school network?
There are no easy answers to bypassing school filters, but Richard Byrne in his blog Strategies for Getting Access to Websites Blocked By Your School published February 5, 2014, in Free Technology for Teachers offers some useful tactics for gaining access to the websites you want to use in school. What do you think of his suggestions?
Do you have additional ideas for getting the school to give you special permission to use blocked websites?