Cloud Computing in Education
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We are starting to move our digital lives to the cloud. Are schools leading the way or following as usual?
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Apple - iCloud - Your content. On all your devices.

Apple - iCloud - Your content. On all your devices. | Cloud Computing in Education | Scoop.it
iCloud is cloud service done right. It stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices.
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David Paquette's comment, January 18, 2012 9:24 PM
This is an incredible technology that has a ton of potential! I am frustrated by the fact that you are limited to a certain amount of storage in the iCloud and I am interested in learning more about how to adjust either the amount of storage available or what content gets sync'd when using the cloud technology.
Leonard Tallevi's comment, January 18, 2012 9:27 PM
Anything with Abbey Road catches my attention. I can't wait to connect my music, but I would really like to grab some tunes that my friends have in the iCloud. How can I do that?
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A Look at Apple's iCloud

A Look at Apple's iCloud | Cloud Computing in Education | Scoop.it

David Pogue takes an objective look at Apple's iCloud offering.

"The iPhone 4S was only one of Apple's product arrivals this week. The other is a free mobile storage service, a more capable successor to MobileMe."

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Leonard Tallevi's comment, January 18, 2012 9:32 PM
Doug Rose introduced me to David Pogue last year. My regret is that I was too impatient and purchased my iPhone two months before the 4S came out. I want to use voice commands!!
David Paquette's comment, January 18, 2012 9:42 PM
Upon review, this article has convinced me that I must go out and buy into the Apple technology. Now that I have an iPad 2, it looks like I will be searching for my own personal Macbook, iPhone, Apple TV and complete this happy little iFamily!

I admitted being nervous about the amount of space I can use freely with iCloud, but there obviously so many positives here to convince someone to "Go all in."
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Cloud computing in education | UC Berkeley iNews

Cloud computing in education | UC Berkeley iNews | Cloud Computing in Education | Scoop.it

"The datacenter is the computer." That was the provocative title of a talk given by Dr. Luiz Barroso, a distinguished engineer at Google, at the UC Berkeley Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Lab (RAD Lab).

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How Can Cloud Computing Help In Education? | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community

How Can Cloud Computing Help In Education? | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community | Cloud Computing in Education | Scoop.it
How Can Cloud Computing Help In Education?
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David Paquette's comment, January 18, 2012 9:36 PM
I have believed for a while now that the most rigorous, stressful work as an educator is in the maintenance of resources. Obviously creating interesting, content rich material is not easy, but at least it is fun and can be rewarding when implemented successfully. The constant adjusting, reconfiguring and organization of these materials from year to year takes much of my time and effort, leaving me little time to work toward developing new ideas and lessons. This technology is going to aid in students' and teachers' ability to save time on the day to day organization of things, freeing us up to spend this time creating and developing our abilities to think about problems.
Barbara Laman's comment, January 19, 2012 8:19 PM
If cloud computing can democratize education this would be a positive outcome. Free or inexpensive apps and storage could be a major paradigm shift in the expense of technology.

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Shifting the Classroom, One Step at a Time | MindShift | Education and Library News

Shifting the Classroom, One Step at a Time | MindShift | Education and Library News | Cloud Computing in Education | Scoop.it

Shifting the Classroom, One Step at a Time 

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Andrea Tripodi's comment, January 16, 2012 3:29 PM
This article was clearly written by a teacher for whom education goes beyond the typical areas, and includes a great amount of psychology. I love that the students are introduced to neuropsychology in terms they are able to learn and integrate into personal experience. I think that making the concept of "learning" itself a topic is an excellent way to encourage the process to exceed the topic being taught at any particular time. Using interactive programs, such as Google Docs, encourages and promotes interpersonal skills that the use of technology is often accused of lacking. The fact that the students initially use the program to communicate with each other as they become accustomed to the program speaks for itself. The learning process is expanded beyond the topic in many ways, and this promotes both individual and more worldly conceptualizations of any topic.
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Are Educators Ready for Cloud Computing in Schools?

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Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.
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Andrea Tripodi's comment, January 16, 2012 3:13 PM
I have enjoyed the reference to Digital Native and Digital Immigrant since I learned heard it in an STI course, erroneously attributing it to iKen. Being the latter, I have tried to keep up, albeit a step or two behind. However, the concept of Cloud Computing seems to solve the big problems of safety and space, as we accumulate more and more GB's of data. I have reached my limit on external hard drives attached to my computer for Time Machine, and I now use the District cloud for all of my confidential reports on students exclusively. After being laughed at for continuing to use a Zip Drive to store my work (digital immigrant flaw) I switched to the Cloud provided by our District, and now have no worries about safety or space.
The article talks of combining local and Cloud usage, and the combination makes a great deal of sense in that it permits specific needs to be met. I also embrace the concept of greater equality among schools regardless of financial resources. However, I am not sure I fully understand how the Cloud enables such equality, when computers and other devices continue to be high in price and dependent upon the funds of any individual school district. I would hope the future can answer this question.
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How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Education - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Education - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site | Cloud Computing in Education | Scoop.it
The technology provides an innovative alternative to bricks-and-mortar schooling, enabling personal learning, interactive learning and many-to-many learning.
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Barbara Laman's comment, January 19, 2012 8:33 PM
The article points out a drawback to cloud computing; a shortage of IT people to manage the load. This is good news for those in the field! It certainly will be a big advantage to the nontraditional learner who simply can't access the brick-and-mortar building for a multitude of reasons. Gaining access to education can democratize education.
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Cloud Computing and K-12 Education

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The web, social software and cloud computing will definitely have an impact on enterprise IT – but the impact on our educational system will be astounding, and many in our educational system don’t see it coming. These trends are moving much faster than our current educational system can handle

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Leonard Tallevi's comment, January 18, 2012 9:30 PM
I like the way this focuses on collaboration. This week the NY Times Week in review section took shots at collaboration and said that it really didn't help to create creative thinking. It did give the exception for online collaboration, which is the focus of this article.
Barbara Laman's comment, January 19, 2012 8:30 PM
Collaboration, low cost and growth are the three reasons for moving toward cloud computing. As districts struggle to meet budget guidelines cloud computing could help reduce technology funding considerably ( although not the personel!)