District Cloud Computing
K-12 Education and the Cloud


  • The Cultural Context of the Cloud

    Cloud computing is referred to as a tool, as an essential component to 21st century skills, as an inexpensive way for schools to educate students at a time when budgets are being cut, and as the future of information and communications technology (ICT). To fully understand the implications of all this hype, educators need to see a larger context beyond the classroom, according to James Bosco, principal investigator for a MacArthur Foundation project titled "Schools and Participatory Culture: Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers."

  • A Snapshot of Cloud Storage Adoption

    A report produced by TwinStrata, a data storage company, offers the perspective of those using or exploring cloud storage options.

Is your district using technology systemically and innovatively?

Then you should apply for the Sylvia Charp Award! Sponsored by T.H.E. Journal and ISTE, this annual award recognizes a school district that has shown effectiveness and innovation in the application of technology district-wide. The winning district will be honored at ISTE 2013 and receive $2000 for travel to the conference in San Antonio, June 23-26. Click here for more information about criteria and how to apply.

News and Products

  • CoSN Assesses Cloud Risks and Realities

    Nearly all K-12 schools now use cloud technology in some form. But how many understand all the possibilities and pitfalls? That's the question posed by a new report to members of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

  • Google Doodle...With Crayons

    One of the world’s largest cloud services providers is shooing children away from their computers and back to their drawing boards, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and other art supplies. The Doodle 4 Google contest launched on Jan. 15 with the announcement of the 2013 theme, "My Best Day Ever...”

  • Science in the Cloud

    Science teachers must continue their own education to stay current. One professional organization that takes an integrated approach to learning, including making use of the cloud, is the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

  • 'Cloud Projector' Integrates Thin Client for PC-Free Presentations

    Mitsubishi is launching a new "cloud projector" with an integrated thin client function that eliminates the need for a separate PC. The device is debuting this week at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.

  • Partnerpedia Unveils Mobile App Management for Shared Devices

    Partnerpedia has launched Enterprise AppZone, a new software-as-a-service product intended to help educational institutions manage mobile apps on shared devices.

  • SoftNAS Offers Cloud Storage Management

    Storage start-up SoftNAS has released a new beta version of its virtual appliance for managing an organization's storage capacity.

  • Turnitin Launches Teaching Tool to Evaluate Online Sources

    Turnitin has released Source Educational Evaluation Rubric, an evaluation tool designed to help writing students determine the academic quality of the Internet sources cited in their research papers.

  • Wowzers Showcases Mobile Game-Based Math Instruction Tool at FETC

    Wowzers is highlighting the new mobile version of its game-based math instruction and new features and curriculum, released in September, at Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013 this week.


Professional Resources