The cloud and the classroom

Cloud computing is gaining the attention of building leaders and classroom teachers, alike. Using the cloud to access, create and/or store information and classroom products is gaining momentum as a viable, and even cost-effective, solution to different challenges that educators are facing today.

The challenge for many new users is understanding how to access and use the cloud appropriately in the classroom. Indeed, it may appear that everything is “more like a thick fog” rather than a cloud!  (I like this analogy that the authors offered.)

THE Journal provided an in-depth guide to cloud computing for a school. It provides a good definition of the cloud, differentiates among types of clouds, suggests six ways that the cloud may be used for a school, and offers some challenges to be consider during a cloud implementation process.

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O’Hanlon, C., Schaffhauser, D., Raths, D. & Ramaswami, R. (2012, Jan. 4). Diving into the cloud. Accessed through THE Journal, Jan. 9, 2012.

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