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What do cloud computing tools mean for a classroom and why would you use them? This session will share some examples of tools that promote communication, collaboration, and productivity; all for free ...

What do cloud computing tools mean for a classroom and why would you use them? This session will share some examples of tools that promote communication, collaboration, and productivity; all for free and "in the cloud".

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  • Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom Alice Barr Instructional Technology Coordinator Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, ME http://alicebarr.com
  • Session Overview • What does “in the cloud” mean? • “Cloud computing” in your classroom • Privacy and security • Examples • Share • Questions Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • What’s Cloud Computing? • Information that you interact with on the internet • Information is not stored on your computer • Information that can be accessed from multiple machines or other devices • Mostly free Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Cloud Computing in Your Classroom Pluses Minuses • Great for computer lab • Usually needs an e-mail • No software to load address for registration • No more “dog ate my • Internet access homework” • must remember password • Home and school connection is easier • Information can be accessed from multiple machines or other devices • Free Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Cloud Computing in Your Classroom Examples you may be using: • Gmail or Yahoo Mail • You Tube • Blogs • Facebook • Flickr Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Privacy and Security • Some big companies are using cloud based products • Check the privacy policy • Be smart about your digital footprint Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Collaboration • What? Google Docs (word processor) • Why use it? Allows up to 10 students to edit a document at the same time • Where? http://docs.google.com • Example: 9th Grade World History Socratic Seminar Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Collaboration • What? Diigo • Why use it? Bookmark, tag, annotate, and share websites • Where? http://diigo.com • Example: Links for students Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Collaboration • What? Google Docs (forms) • Why use it? Allows for quick collection and dissemination of data • Where? http://docs.google.com • Example: Peer feedback form and spreadsheet for science labs Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Communication • What? Animoto • Why use it? Create quick slideshows with pictures and music that can be embedded on a webpage • Where? http://animoto.com/education • Example: 1:1 Laptop rollout Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Communication • What? Google Docs (presentation) • Why use it? Allows you to upload and embed a Powerpoint to the web for sharing • Where? http://docs.google.com • Example: Science class notes Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Communication • What? Wordle • Why use it? Create word clouds with text that you provide • Where? http://www.wordle.net/ • Example: Cinderella Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Communication and Collaboration • What? Voicethread • Why use it? Create slideshows with narration, share them and receive comments • Where? http://voicethread.com/#home • Example: Global Warming Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools Productivity • What? Drop.io • Why use it? Upload and share 100 MB of files, links and notes • Where? http://drop.io • Example: Music files Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Classroom Tools What tools do you use? Questions? Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010
  • Resources Other Tools to Try Websites • Flip Book • Web 2.0 Tools Guru • Rock You • Cool Tools for Schools • Big Huge Labs • Free Technology for Teachers • Blabberize • Kerpoof How to create multiple gmail • Pixton Comics accounts for young children • Toon Doo • Voki • Xtra Normal Sources • Glogster • Title: Joint Services Open House 2009 - 58 • Privacy Please Cloud Computing Tools for the Classroom February 18, 2010