Into the cloud

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Presentation for Alabama Education Association by Wendy Stephens, Google Certified Teacher, September 17, 2011

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Into the cloud

  1. 1. http://tinyurl.com/cloudproject
  2. 2. Into the Cloud & Docs Free online productivity and collaboration tools for your classroom and schoolWendy Stephens, Buckhorn High School, Madison County Schools wstephens@madison.k12.al.us September 17, 2011
  3. 3. 4 GB Hard Drive = Minimal Storage
  4. 4. Dell asserts it owns the trademark for theterm "cloud computing"
  5. 5. • exploding Moores law• standards-based computing• device-independent
  6. 6. Google Docs• free, web-based tools• create and edit documents from anywhere with Internet connection• include a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation tool• can be saved to office formats or pdfs• collaborate with multiple people at the same time
  7. 7. Google Docs • require Google accounts (with email verification) to set up • are sometimes blocked by school filters (because they include chat functionality) • Google requires a user be 13 year old to enter into its terms of service (this does not apply to districts using Google Apps)
  8. 8. Anywhere, real-time access & collaborationMultiple people can work together on a document without emailing versions back and forth
  9. 9. Access documents from any computerDocuments are stored onlineStudents with Internet access can work from homeNo software required, only browser and Internetconnection
  10. 10. Tracking version changes
  11. 11. Collaborative authorship
  12. 12. Easy online publishing
  13. 13. Online forms for data collection Try it! http://tinyurl.com/spentmysummer
  14. 14. Presentations, can be saved offline (this presentation was crafted in Google docs, not powerpoint...)
  15. 15. Some sample lessons:Google Docs  Collaborative publications  Essays  Peer-editing and revision  Journaling  Research papers  Collaborative book reports  Creative writing  Writing portfolios
  16. 16. Some sample lessonsGoogle Spreadsheets • Data collection • Surveys • Formative and summative assessments • Numeracy • Graphing • Measurement • Statistics
  17. 17. Some sample lessonsGoogle Presentations • Presentations • Visual representations of learning • Online flashcards and study aids • Support for public speaking • Freedom of expression
  18. 18. Lesson planning, information sharing
  19. 19. • free as a business model• closed, proprietary system• exit strategy• privacy, ownership concerns
  20. 20. Some ways to use the cloudFlickr
  21. 21. Some ways to use the cloudFlickr Behold
  22. 22. Some ways to use the cloudFlickr Flickr storm
  23. 23. Some ways to use the cloudYouTube
  24. 24. Some ways to use the cloudTeacherTube
  25. 25. Some ways to use the cloud iTunes U
  26. 26. Some ways to use the cloudSearching for specific file formats
  27. 27. Some ways to use the cloudSlideShare
  28. 28. Documentshttp://docs.google.com/Google Documents in Plain English --Google via You Tube
  29. 29. R.I.P. GoogleNotebook, Video
  30. 30. Into the Cloud & Docs Free online productivity and collaboration tools for your classroom and schoolWendy Stephens, Buckhorn High School, Madison County Schools wstephens@madison.k12.al.us September 17, 2011

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