Saturday, November 22, 2008


Welcome to Technology in the Clouds. A blog created to communicate with parents who have children in the K-4 schools in Mount Laurel, NJ. This blog will carry information about ways in which technology can help their children learn through the use of technology.

I chose the name Technology in the Clouds for a couple of reasons. First of all, because we should be reaching as high as we can when using technology and secondly, due to all the Web 2.0 applications that are now available. One of the terms that I hear bandied about is Cloud Computing. I thought I knew what Cloud Computing meant, but just to be sure, I googled it. The best definition came from O'Reilly Radar and says:
"Any web application is a cloud application in the sense that it resides in the cloud. Google, Amazon, Facebook, twitter, flickr, and virtually every other Web 2.0 application is a cloud application in this sense. However, it seems to me that people use the term "cloud" more specifically in describing web applications that were formerly delivered locally on a PC, like spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and even email. Thus even though they may reside on the same server farm, people tend to think of gmail or Google docs and spreadsheets as "cloud applications" in a way that they don't think of Google search or Google maps."

So let's reach for the clouds and find ways in which we can help our students learn, create, collaborate and share with with others.

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