Many teachers have expressed an interest in using YouTube and other more "Social" sites in the classroom but have felt that our filtering system prevented tem from doing so.
Whilst YouTube was never "blocked" it has always been restricted as there was a feeling by schools that having unrestricted access could cause disruption in the classroom.
The ICT unit now has a workaround for teachers in schools on the corporate network, which allows teachers to show YouTube videos in lessons.
Full details of the new YouTube proxy are available by contacting the ICT helpdesk on 5532010 or via the contact form here.
The proxy is set to allow access to other sites like Facebook and Twitter too and we are having a discussion in the Primary ICT group about what other sites could be added.