Classroom in the Cloud
Innovative Ideas for Higher Level Learning
- Jared Covili - University of Utah, USA
- Nicholas Provenzano - Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Foreword by Adam Bellow
The sky’s not the limit anymore—get your head in the cloud!
Making the most of the digital age in education just got easier. With cloud computing, students can connect with teachers, educators can connect with colleagues, and opportunities for meaningful collaboration can grow exponentially.
In this easy-to-use primer, the author of bestseller Going Google teams up with Twitter’s The Nerdy Teacher to demonstrate what cloud-based instruction can mean for teachers and students—and how it can work for your school. The book includes
- Practical tools for integrating cloud computing into the curriculum
- Student and teacher testimonies detailing examples of cloud-based instruction in action
- Chapters on storing, communicating, sharing, and creating
- Strategies for ensuring safety and security for students and information
Mark Barnes, Author of Teaching the iStudent and 5 Skills for the Global Learner
“It’s more important today than ever before for educators to look beyond the walls of classrooms and connect with other colleagues in their buildings and across the globe. This book will equip all educators with the tools necessary to find the best tools to enhance and improve their teaching practices.”
Steven Anderson, Author, The Relevant Educator and Content Curation, @web20classroom
"A common refrain from many educators when they see new technology is, "That looks great, but does anyone really use it?" In Classroom in the Cloud, Jared Covili and Nick Provenzano not only answer this question with a resounding Yes, they supply real-world anecdotes and direct quotes from teachers and students about the amazing cloud-based applications they share. Want innovative tools and practice? It's in here. Want step-by-step instruction for implementation? You've got it. Want an array of tools for all grade levels and subjects? It's covered. Best of all, this book provides powerful cloud-based learning tools and outstanding narratives from two of the most renowned EdTech gurus in the business. Covili and Provenzano have written the go-to guide for cloud-based learning. The classroom may now be in the cloud, but this book will be at my side any time I need tech tools that are creative, easy-to-use, and fun for teaching and learning."
"Covili and Provenzano have provided a detailed, easy-to-read book for both novice and expert teachers. The in-the-trenches examples of quality tools will help many teachers enhance, engage, and energize their classrooms. Teachers who are moving into 1:1 classroom settings will be enlightened by the student voices featured in this book. I will be using this book in my work with teachers and students as they move to the cloud!"
"This book, written by two expert educators, is exactly what every district needs to support the innovative teaching that cloud computing can create. With its creative projects and tested ideas from classrooms around the world, Classroom in the Cloud is a must-read for any district looking to start their cloud computing journey or have better implementation of tools they already use."
"It’s more important today than ever before for educators to look beyond the walls of their classrooms and connect with other colleagues both in their buildings and across the globe. In Classroom in the Cloud educators at any level of experience will be equipped with the tools necessary to make meaningful connections and find the best tools to enhance and improve their teaching practices."
"This work is clear, concise, and straight-to-the-point. If you're looking for practical tools that you can actually use in a classroom, this book is for you. It demystifies the cloud for those new to the digital journey while also providing some great gems for those who are already highly proficient at cloud-based tools. I love the implied message here that a classroom in the cloud is essentially a creative classroom where students can share their work with the world."
"Covili and Provenzano have done a fantastic job of putting together this resource of cloud based tools for teaching and learning. It is a valuable asset to any new teacher, veteran teacher, administrator, or IT leader. If you want to truly take your schools and classrooms to the cloud this book will get you there!"
Really on target & nicely laid out.