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Useful resources all about technology

With technology ever-changing and evolving, the CLT compiles an ongoing collection of resources to keep you current with what's happening. Please feel free to send questions or ideas for topics we should cover to clt@skagit.edu


CLOUD COMPUTING

What is cloud computing? (utube video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae_DKNwK_ms

How Virtual Computing Works

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/how-virtual-computing-works.htm

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

 http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-computing

 Definition and pros & cons

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?subjectid=52&articleid=20120616_52_E1_bWhati618848

 http://www.information-management.com/news/five-benefits-of-cloud-computing-10021728-1.html

 Provider of clouds

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-important-companies-in-cloud-computing-2012-4?op=1

 Critics of clouding

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomgillis/2011/05/24/criticism-abounds-but-cloud-computing-is-here-to-stay/

 One provider: Amazon web services

http://aws.amazon.com/search?searchQuery=cloud&searchPath=all

 

 

Are Cloud and mobile as important as the Hype?

http://solutions.developer.com/ibm/cloud/mobile/are-cloud-and-mobile-as-important-as-the-hype.html

 Data and facts about the Cloud

http://softwarestrategiesblog.com/2012/01/17/roundup-of-cloud-computing-forecasts-and-market-estimates-2012/

(Thanks to student Kelsey Fox for working on compiling these resources.)


7 Free Education Websites You Don't Want to Miss

 
Above: Find seven free education sites where you can view and use lectures. 
Below: Find Internet resources to make your online life easier.
 

 Technology for Teachers: Tools for Educators


 

Teaching With Technology: A Plethora of Resources!

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  Easy to use, free tool that lets you create folders that get automatically copies to the web and then back down onto your computers and mobile devices without you having to update anything.
  Free Events Scheduling Polls, Personal Profile and Connection with other Calendars. Doodle lets you choose a range of prospective dates and times for a meeting and send them to all potential attendees for them to indicate which choices work for them.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Free File conversion, No Download Required.
  Your own personal web-based desktop.