Schools benefit from cloud computing

Cloud computing is making valuable contributions to academia, making it easier for instructors to access the work that students complete, according to a published report.

Classroom capacities have grown wider due to the increasing use of the innovative practice, The Journal News reports. An instructor in one New York school entered an encouraging comment for a student who was in the midst of writing a social studies essay, prompting the student to answer in kind.

“Good job!” states the message instructor James R. Moore wrote after opening the work of student Hailey Pagnotta, 12, who immediately responded “thanks!!!”

“We are absolutely beginning a transformation,” Superintendent Barbara Nuzzi with Tuckahoe schools told the news source. “Look at the kids: just concentration and utter engagement.”

The innovative practice of cloud computing is proving to be beneficial to many sectors of business and society. ZDNet reports cloud computing is helping companies control payroll efforts as it aids with process integration.

Further, the innovative practice projects to be an asset when it comes to opening and developing intelligence capacities.

“One of the key benefits of cloud solutions is the ability to make applications ‘talk’ to each other,” the digital marketing strategist with an Australian company told ZDNet.

The suburban New York school district is partaking in a pilot program that emphasizes technology. Officials working closely with the program view it as a potentially pivotal program for the education sector, for which hopes are high and climbing.

School district administrators provided laptops to several instructors and drove them toward working in a cloud, which is an internet site that is open 24 hours per day and seven days a week. Students, parents and teachers may access the cloud via their phone, a computer or a digital tablet.

The move comes as technology rapidly advances but schools are stuck using overhead projectors, replacements to filmstrips and additional antiquated items. Students, even the youngest ones, use advanced technology for sharing pictures, trailers and additional processes. So the education sector has to catch up and advance its technological prowess.

The new process is geared toward having students use cloud computing during classroom work.

“The students we’re educating, they engage differently from students of 10, 15 years ago,” principal Ed Hallisey with Putnam Valley Middle School told the news source. “We’re trying to meet them on their home ground, meet their learning needs by giving them the electronics they’re accomplished on. If you can capitalize on that, it governs everything.”