What is The Cloud? Why The Cloud? What Are the Concerns? Where Are We Going With It? Q & A / Sharing “Shameless Plugs”
What is The Cloud? “Cloud Computing offers the ability to access software or information that can be delivered over the internet, on demand, without the need to store it locally.” (video)
Examples of Cloud Resources Applications Software Social Networking Photo Editing and Image Albums Digital Video Document Creation and Editing Gaming Interactive Topic Sites Remote PC Access Course Work etc, etc, etc….. Storage Sky Drive Live Binders DropBox HotFile EasyShare Amazon Simple Storage Media Fire DepositFiles etc, etc, etc…..
“Cloudcerns” Security, Privacy, and Reliability What did the provider do to secure the service? How reliable is the service? Does the provider performs back ups and are they accessible? Can other people access the information? Location of where the service is housed.
“Cloudcerns” Federal Regulations (Education) Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Child Online Protection Act (COPA) Organization-Owned vs. Provider-Owned Sites
Cyber Citizenship “Providing an environment of expected social, ethical, responsible, and legal use of the web and web-based resources”
Cyber Citizenship Education: “What makes a responsible digital citizen?” Monitor, Supervise, and Consequences Parental and Family Involvement Websites: ISTE (web pages, research, and resource books!) www.digitalcitizenship.net www.commensensemedia.org www.netsmartz.org www.onguardonline.gov www.brainpop.org Physical Classroom Environment / Guest Speakers District Web Sites Student Hand Books
Options in Education (open-source course management system) Edmodowww.edmodo.com Organization controlled intranets via The Cloud Cloud supplied proxy systems (ex: www.watchdog.net.nez)
Q & A / Sharing “Shameless Plugs” firstname.lastname@example.org KEDC Mini Tech Conference June 21st, Ashland