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Help! K12 Online is Blocked!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Bypassing web proxies may be against your organization's policy. It is advisable that you check with your organization's IT department concerning accessing blocked content. Sometimes all it takes is to provide the address you are wanting to view! In addition, often times, IT departments may be willing to unblock a particular IP address for a specified window of time if you can provide valid justification. It is recommended that you consult with the "instructional" IT department (if you have one) who may be able to reach out to the "technical" IT department on your behalf. You should plan this well in advance.

If you use the methods below, you are doing so at your own risk.

Solution1: Web Proxy

Find A Free Anonymous Web Proxy (Source of this information)

Examples of proxy sites, current as of Sept. 2008, are below.

Proxy sites come and go rapidly, because frequently IT departments block these as soon as they discover them, so if these are blocked, you have to Google up new ones.

How the proxy works

A free anonymous web proxy site allows any web browser to access other third-party websites by channeling the browser’s connection through the proxy. The web proxy basically acts as a middleman between your web browser and the third-party website you are visiting. Why would you want to do this?
There are two common reasons:
  • You’re connecting to a public network at a coffee shop or internet café and you want privacy while you browse the web. You don’t want the admin to know every site you visit.
  • You want to bypass a web content filter or perhaps a server-side ban on your IP address. Content filtering is common practice on college campus networks. This trick will usually bypass those restrictions.

There are subscription services and applications available such as TOR and paid VPN servers that do the same thing. However, this trick is free and easy to access from anywhere via Google. All you have to do is look through the search results returned by the queries below, find a proxy that works, and enter in the URL of the site you want to browse anonymously.

Solution2: Download

Download presentations and view offline if you have access at some locations but not others.
Presentations are available in a number of formats including audio, MP3, and iPod.