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Exploring Cloud tools

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Assessed Activity 5.2 (2016)
  • 5.2.1 Add a cloud tool or choose one Cloud Tool from Jane Hart’s Top 100 e-learning tools
  • 5.2.2: In the table below on the Cloud Tools page, enter the Tool name and your name. That way there will be no double ups.
  • 5.2.3 Throughout this week, explore your chosen tool, "take it for a spin"
  • 5.2.4 by Monday (next week) do the following
    • write a review of the tool's function (what does it do?),
    • explain how it can be used for learning or in education,
    • link to two examples of its use (can be your own examples, or two examples you find by someone else)
  • 5.2.5 Add all of your findings to the table below and be prepared to discuss in class
  • Source: 2016 Cloud Tools Activity

Tools Explored in 2016

Yammer Shivam What does it do? It offers a variety of team collaboration tools to connect with others in the organisation and it also brings all our work to one place so you can share documents and conversations and work more efficiently.
Blogger GJ Online Google owned service which allows users to create one (or many) accounts Blogs can be created for any subject and is used in our DLT assignments
Adobe Connect Bradley Adobe_Connect Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software. This will allow student and teachers to be involved in the classroom.
Git Job [1] Git is a software source sharing program / cloud tool. It is used to upload software you are building to share with others [2]


Webex Ria WebEx.Com WebEx is web conferencing and meeting software WebEx is an online meeting tool that enables for training and meetings to take places virtually, allows sharing with voice, HD video and documents‎
Kindle Carys Kindle Store Kindle allows you to sample and buy ebooks from any web browser (via the Kindle Cloud Reader) or Kindle app. Buy digital books cheaper than physical books. Send other digital reading materials to kindle. Highlight text and make notes. Look up words in dictionary or Wikipedia. Create and publish textbooks using Kindle Textbook Creator.

Delicious Faizal Delicious A free "social bookmarking" site that allows you to create a page of links to interesting and useful sites. These links can be shared with other users. An educator can create a page and bookmark links to interesting pages and sites which are relevant to the course taught. Students can create accounts on and be given access to the page. Page can then be shared with students.

Audacity Stanley Audacity Audacity is a free audio editor/recording software This allows audio to be recorded or videos to give a more in depth example.
SoftChalk Cloud Jasmin Jjtrocino (talk) 20:16, 16 March 2016 (UTC) SoftChalk SoftChalk Cloud is a combination of content authoring, learning object repository, hosting and management features. It can be used by educators and students to create portable and flexible custom media-rich learning content. It can be easily integrated in a learning content management. With its ScoreCenter, student score results can be easily tracked in the LMS, a website or in a classroom or in the cloud. Moreover, SoftChalk Share provides access to learning resources created by educators and are available to use through Creative Commons licensing.

Google Docs Anita Google Docs Google Docs is a web application offered by Google which allows users to create online documents - these documents can be edited collaboratively by multiple users Due to the collaborative nature of Google Docs, this platform allows students to work toegther to create and edit documents, which is useful for group learning Overview of Google Docs Uses for Google Docs
Canvas Sonya [4] Canvas is a learning management system Courses can be designed then accessed by students. This will record results. [5]
AWS Amazon Krishna Amazon Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with

the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and to help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and researchers of tomorrow.

Dropbox Bonnie Ning [6] Dropbox is a free online storage service that makes it easy to backup and share photos, documents, videos and more. We can use it to store and sync documents and files across computers, tablets, and smart phones. Changes can be made automatically synced with devices. It’s seamless, fast and free.
Skype Abhi [7] Skype is a social media, which connect the people overseas and with in the country. With good quality of picture and video file . In terms of learning. Students can connect to there lecture in private and ask there doubts and it also used by some companies for there interviews.
Vimeo Mae Vimeo Vimeo is a video-sharing tool that allows users to upload , share and view videos. On education side of it, schools often recommend to watch video tutorials in further information and that can be easily get visual ideas.
Adobe Photoshop Con Maurirere [8] Adobe Photoshop is a visual rendering software used to view, edit and create digital images, compatible with most imaging software and used for many purposes, Adobe Photoshop may be one of the most used image rendering programs their is.
Adobe Creative Cloud John Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Creative Cloud is a photo and video editior that can be used over multiple devices Sharing edits is easier as you can do it on any computer or phone that has the software

Microsoft Azure Carlos O'Daley-Rangitoheriri [9] A variety of Cloud Services offered by Microsoft Offering people alternative ways of doing things; through things like Cloud Storage Services, IaaS, & PaaS).
SharePoint Edward Mandac SharePoint It allows groups to set up a centralized, password protected space for document sharing. A SharePoint site can give teachers one place to keep all of the information they need to do their jobs, and students can access these information. vivekanandan p [10] Facebook is the biggest social networking site with over a billion members,were u can share groups and connect to different people in the world. Facebook allows to share all the social media and allows us to keep in contact with persons.It also allows us to establish a buisnnes.Lecturers can create a goup in facebook and can share their subject information and materials in that group. In this way students can access to their subject details in a more eassy way.,,
Youtube Kit Martyn Youtube Blogs in Plain English
Wikis in Plain English
Office Online Jamie Sutton [11] Office Online provides a similar platform to Google Docs, but provides you with a much easier to use interface. It provides full access to Office programs, minus a few of the more advanced options. It provides collaboration tools which allow people to work on documents simultaneously. Office Online uses Microsoft's OneDrive service to save files. You can use Office Online to allow multiple teachers/lecturers to collaborate on a resource at the same time. The same can be said for students working together on an assignment. Sample Spreadsheet Sample Document
OneNote Mini Krishna OneNote help in data gathering and multi-user collaboration. It stores user's notes, pictures, drawings, screen shots and it allow users to mark up on the picture too. It acts like a. online notebook. It permits to share notebook with other users too. You can use OneNote as an online notebook. But more than a notebook, we can save screenshots, images and we can mark our findings in the images. It allows to share notes with other users of OneNote. Different colours of pen is also available which can make learning more easy.
Ipads and applications BIBIN THOMAS I pad is a product of apple which consist of large no of applications available in a button click and its very famous across the globe. While we consider the learning output of ipad its features suits for the reasearch students as well as media students, especially the multimedia students.For example, as my friend try to do editing through a ordinary laptop he cannot edit properly one video file, while using Mac he finished the editing perfectly.
Pintrest Carlos subParticleMatter (talk) 00:00, 31 April 2016(UTC) pinterest Pinterest is a social network that allows users to visually share, and discover new interests by posting (known as 'pinning' on Pinterest) images or videos to their own or others' boards (i.e. a collection of 'pins', usually with a common theme) and browsing what other users have pinned (consider it like Google searching for things, but for photo and image results). It can be used by educators and students to create portable and flexible custom media-rich learning content. It can also be utilized to share and gain access to relevant image information; perhaps required to better illustrate your educational experiences (hopefully in most cases, it is not too difficult to gain permission for information sourced from these spaces*).

Google Docs Narpinder kaur Google Docs google docs is a document where a group of students can share their work.We can creat an juornal where everyone can contribute to the google docs. This type of documents are easy to access from anywhere Overview of Google Docs [12]
WordPress Rory Lee WordPress or https:/ WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it's probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. WordPress can be used for self-hosted server side installations from or it can also be used as a hosted service via
Bitbucket Justin Turner Bitbucket Bitbucket is cloud based storage solutioin for teams of developers, code can be pushed up and merged with other users on the same project. It is an ideal tool for multiple developers to work on the same project. Bitbucket can be used by tutors to access and comment on code remotely, then push it up to the cloud for students to pull it down. Getting started
Google Translate Ruel Margate Google Translate Google translate is a web based application where it translate some language to another. It is easy to use but it is not 100% accurate. However it is still a bit useful to get information and understand different language. Google Translate is useful for international students who have English as their second or third language. Turorial for Google Translate
Instagram Jared Travers Instagram Instagram is a social media tool that lets you take pictures or video and choose filters to change the way it looks to suit you. You can also share on other social media sites. Instagram allows you to instantly upload your photos and videos for others to see which can benefit learning by giving users free access to up to date content from users around the world.

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