District Cloud Computing
K-12 Education and the Cloud

User Profile

  • A Real Cloud Power User

    A paperless classroom can turn a student into a cloud computing power user, tweeting his homework, taking tests on an iPad, and replacing old-school spiral notebooks with apps. Drew Lord, a sophomore at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT, is glad his teachers are using cloud technology effectively.

  • Diving Into the Cloud

    One of the most misunderstood concepts in educational technology at the moment is cloud computing. In a two-part series, T.H.E. Journal offers an in-depth guide to help you decide if cloud-based services are right for your school district.


Learning Platforms

  • Desire2Learn Forms Alliance with Microsoft To Extend Cloud-Based Products

    Desire2Learn, a provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms for K-12 and higher education institutions, has signed a four-year Windows Azure global alliance agreement with Microsoft.

  • Time to Know Adds OS X Compatibility

    Time to Know has released a new version of their digital teaching platform with Mac OS X compatibility.

  • 2012 Charp Award Nominations Are Now Open

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Sylvia Charp Award, given jointly each year by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to recognize the outstanding districtwide use of innovative technology in K-12 education.

  • The Devices of Change: What's To Come

    New technologies like iPads and cloud computing are driving changes in the way students learn and the way teachers educate. But change is about much more than the device, according to Rushton Hurley, executive director of Next Vista for Learning.



  • Dallas County Schools Moves Fleet Management to SaaS Model

    Dallas County Schools (DCS), an intermediate educational agency serving Dallas County's 14 independent school districts, has signed a software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract to manage its fleet of school buses.

  • Scaling Education with the Web

    This year's graduating class will be the first not to know a world without the Web. According to Google Chromebooks Group Product Manager Rajen Sheth, this has serious implications for how we educate.


Professional Resources