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  • Six Advantages of Cloud Computing in Education

    By: Diane Weaver | April, 2013 | 29,756 views | 6 Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

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    There is a lot of buzz about cloud computing right now—in fact, it is said that within one year, cloud computing in K-12 schools is expected to consume a quarter of the entire IT budget; four years from now, that figure will grow to 35 percent. But what exactly is cloud computing and why are so many people using it?

    Simply put, cloud computing entails using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet as opposed to a local server. This helps cut IT costs as well as …

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  • Technology Tool for the Classroom: Wordle

    By: Aaron Morrison | October, 2012 | 3,448 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    Wordle is a free tool that squeezes any section of text into a “word cloud.” The generated visual illustration highlights the most-used words in the text by increasing their size, and decreasing the less-frequent ones. You can also customize these clouds with various fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

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    I was first introduced to Wordle by a Professor at a University who had been using the tool with her undergraduate students. It instantly dawned on me that it would be perfect to use with K-12 students too. Here are …

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