Google Earth Journals To Peer Editing: The Cloud In English Class

Google Earth Journals to Peer Editing: The Cloud in English Class Recently, a Chicago teacher published a lesson on a popular teach networking website that turned a few heads. For a world literature class, the teacher integrated lessons that incorporated students creating and maintain Google Earth journals. As the class progressed through each reading and

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YouTube And New Media In The Classroom

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YouTube and New Media in The Classroom One thing many of us may remember from our elementary, middle, or high school careers was the exhaustive process for bringing in a movie or video clip into the classroom. The teacher was forced to go retrieve a television cart with a VCR, spend long minutes finding a

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Cloud Computing In Education: The New Start-up Frontier?

Cloud Computing In Education: The New Start-up Frontier? Ever since the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, the dream (or perhaps more accurately, fantasy) of creating a successful start-up and striking gold on the Internet has continuously drawn in new entrepreneurs seeking both fame and fortune. Constantly looking for a new market to conquer (or

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What Does The Classroom In The Cloud Look Like?

What Does The Classroom In The Cloud Look Like? Cloud computing has been exciting people with its implications and opportunities especially so over the past several years, as more and more of the public have been exposed to the potential of this technology.  While many people’s first experiences with cloud computing have revolved primarily around

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Parent-Teacher Communication In The Cloud

Parent-Teacher Communication in the Cloud As the cloud continues to expand and touch more and more of the practices that make up education in American high school classrooms, a natural place for innovations in cloud computing was always apparent in streamlining communication between teachers and the parents of their students. With communication needed on everything

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Grading Students In The Cloud

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Grading Students in the Cloud One of the most common characteristics of new cloud computing-driven innovations in education has been the transmission of traditional academic practices (tutoring, assignment collection, extra help meetings, etc.) into the new platforms and opportunities made available by the cloud. While it is easy to get swept up in the more

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The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration

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The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration Any of us who spent four years of our life navigating the challenges and intricacies of undergraduate life know that office hours, those precious few minutes of your professor’s undivided attention and assistance, are a particularly rare and in-demand resource.  Standing on a long line

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TurnItIn: The Cloud Is Letting English Teachers Stay Ahead Of Their Students

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TurnItIn: The Cloud Is Letting English Teachers Stay Ahead of Their Students Talk to any English teacher in any tech-focused high school in the U.S., and they will tell you that one of the essential components of their classroom is TurnItIn.com. Exactly what it sounds like, TurnItIn.com is a cloud computing-based site that lets teachers

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Implications Of The Cloud In The Classroom

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Implications Of The Cloud In The Classroom Cloud computing has been exciting people with its implications and opportunities especially so over the past several years, as more and more of the public have been exposed to the potential of this technology. While many people’s first experiences with cloud computing have revolved primarily around the digital

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The Cloud Comes To Research Papers

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The Cloud Comes To Research Papers Advances in cloud computing have been grabbing headlines and exciting tech lovers more and more frequently over the past few years.  But much of the focus on advances in cloud computing has centered in the corporate sector (data sharing and storage capabilities, information processing systems) or in the entertainment

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