“We can’t do that because we’re not allowed to update the browsers or install anything.”
This is a comment I hear from teachers more often than I would like. For various reasons, some well-intended, technology administrators insist on locking down computers so that staff cannot install updates. Unfortunately, by prohibiting updates those administrators are preventing staff from accessing modern web resources. This is particularly true in the case of schools that are still using Internet Explorer 5 and 6 as their web browsers. If you’re working in one of these schools and you use Google Docs and Google Sites, you should share the following information with your technology administrators. Beginning on March 1st Google will begin phasing out support for Internet Explorer 6 (and previous iterations of IE). You can read more about this news on the Official Google Enterprise Blog.