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CyberCamp 2011

  1. 1. Justin Georges<br /><br />Instructional Materials Specialist <br />University Libraries-Western Illinois University<br />Teaching in the Cloud (On a Shoestring Budget)<br />
  2. 2. What is the Cloud?<br />The cloud is a set of services and technologies that enable the delivery of computing services over the Internet in real-time, <br />allowing end-users instant access to data and applications from any device with Internet access.<br />
  3. 3. Cloud Applications<br />Applications delivered over the Internet, usually through a Web browser. <br />Activities that are managed from central locations rather than at each customer's site, enabling customers to access applications remotely via the Web<br />Centralized feature updating, which eliminates the need for downloadable patches and upgrades<br />
  4. 4. Dropbox<br />Jing<br />Wordle<br />Diigo<br />Picnik<br />Poll Everywhere<br />Topics Covered Today Include:<br />
  5. 5. Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you've installed Dropbox on <br />Windows and MAC compatable!<br />Your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers. You can also access them from any computer or mobile device<br />Can install mobile application on phone to access files<br />Dropbox keeps a history of all changes made and you can login to the website and revert back to any previous versions of files. <br />Works even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.<br />Cloud Storage<br />
  6. 6. You can store any type of file:<br />Photos <br />Documents<br />Videos, etc…<br />Dropbox simply creates a folder on your computer when you download the application.<br />Can create sub folders. Everything will automatically sync<br />Get a green checkmark when synced<br />Can always also access files from logging into the Dropbox website. <br />Cloud Storage<br />
  7. 7. Up to 2GB’s of storage FREE!!!<br />That’s approximately 400 decent quality pictures or 70,000 word pages (depends on file size)<br />You can pay for more storage if needed.<br />Similar to Mozy and MobileMe<br />Eliminates need for a USB drive<br />The Dropbox public folder is a great way to share files with others who don’t have a shared folder in Dropbox. <br />Simply drop file in “Public Folder” and a link is automatically created. Right click on this file and go to the “Dropbox” menu and select “Copy Public Link”<br />Now you can paste and share this link with others. <br />Think of it as your own public web server storage space that can be used as web hosting.<br />The Features<br />
  8. 8. With Dropbox, you can share a folder with users which can be used as an assignment drop box or collaborative area. <br />You can put files in the public area and send links out. <br />When you sign others up, you will get more storage space, free!!!<br />A great way to store and share larger files. <br />Create an account<br />Install the application<br />Create a folder<br />Share that folder (Right click on folder) with someone else<br />We’ll start adding items to this folder. ..<br />Collaborative uses for education<br />
  9. 9. The always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video.<br />Windows and MAC compatible!<br />Easily share your capture by creating a link.<br />Can easily embed video into website or blog. <br />Up to 2GB’s of storage FREE!!!<br />This storage is on the TechSmith servers.<br />Eliminate the hassle of storing it that and just drag into Dropbox to share with others. You can access it from anywhere.<br />Screen Capture toolFeatures<br />
  10. 10. Capture anything you see on your screen and annotate that image.<br />After you have installed the application, use the Jing sun from your desktop<br />Hover over the sun and select the cross hairs icon.<br />Click and drag area of the screen thatyou want to capture.<br />Release button and decide to click to capture the image or video. <br />You will be re-directed to editing interface. Add callouts and text.<br />Name image and save to your Dropbox shared folder.<br />Getting Started<br />
  11. 11. Collaborate on a design project<br />Software tutorial<br />Comment on students' homework<br />Share a snapshot of a document<br />Capture that pesky bug in action<br />There is also an upgrade with more features. See the comparison chart below:<br />Collaborative uses for education<br />
  12. 12. No install needed<br />Copy in some text and generate the word cloud.<br /> You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.<br />Do what you want with Wordles, it’s free!!!<br />Word cloud generator<br />
  13. 13. Click “Create”<br />Copy some text from someplace<br />Paste the text in the box<br />Click “Go”<br />Make modifications using the menu at the top of the Wordle window<br />The features<br />SAVING WORDLES<br />Wordle is a Java applet, and Java applets are not permitted to write anything to your disk. So, while the applet could generate a jpeg, it wouldn't be able to give it to you! <br />Solve this by using Jing to capture the wordle.<br />Save your wordle to your shared dropbox folder. <br />You can print wordles.<br />
  14. 14. Great to create artwork for a classroom.<br />Some have used to create a poster for class doors the first day of class.<br />See the Advanced page on Wordle for some really neat features!<br />The Wordle front page will never feature images or links that are inappropriate for classroom use. Therefore, it's possible to configure an institution's "site-blocking" software to keep Wordle safe for classroom use. <br />Collaborative uses for education<br />
  15. 15. Collect and access information on the web.<br />Store that information and retrieve it for later<br />Access from any web browser or mobile device.<br />Everything stored on Diigo Server in your own library space stored in the cloud.<br />Add digital highlights and interactive sticky notes. <br />Install browser add on for easier access. <br />Save pages and access them later, even if you don’t have internet access.<br />InformationManagementSystem<br />
  16. 16. Save all bookmarks in one location in the cloud<br />Organize these bookmarks by tags for better reference.<br />Use snapshot to archive an entire webpage. <br />Mark things to read later<br />Capture tool built right in!!!<br />Annotate screenshot with shapes, arrow and text<br />Store image in diigo library.<br />Use the Digolet, Diigo Toolbar, Power Note for Android, extension for Chrome and iPhone<br />The Features<br />
  17. 17. You can keep things private or public, or shared with a group. <br />Publish your findings to your blog by using "Send to Blog" feature, by setting up automatic daily posting, or by adding linkrolls and tagrolls to your blog. <br />You can also easily post to other sites like twitter, facebook, delicious, etc.<br />Use "Annotated links" to share your "diigoed" page with anyone! The recipient can see your annotated page without needing any software installed!<br />Get a stream of updates from people you follow, where you find interesting resources and conversations can occur easily and naturally.<br />Sharing<br />
  18. 18. Sticky notes and highlights are great for interactive e-reading and better retention.<br />Create a private or public group for your company, class, and team<br />Group members can share bookmarks for a particular project or research paper.<br />When adding sticky notes, you can make them private, public, or viewable only by members of a certain group. With group sticky notes, group members can interact and discuss important points right on the web page, preserving the original context.<br />Group tag dictionary to enforce tagging consistency<br />Collaborative uses for Education<br />