I'm concerned about web 2.0 and the state of our schools. To the best of my understanding, resistance is building to students doing much of anything other than Powerpoint on the computer. Sites are locked down, students have varying levels of permission, teachers have to ask for sites to be opened...it's all getting in the way of education. I'm beginning to think that there is no longer a need to invest in technology in schools because we are basically turning labs into typing classes, like when I was in high school. I recently had a techie (no offense!) tell me that Flickr would not be opened because there was "bad stuff" on it. The same with Photobucket. I can do a similiar search in Google and get similar "objectionable" material. Do we ban Google now?