With increased access to laptops and netbooks, educators are building classrooms in the cloud. With anywhere - anytime access to learning materials, students and their teachers are able to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate without the barriers of classroom walls, paper textbooks, and traditional assignments.

Tools such as Google Apps allow educators to design assignments and assessments that incorporate online books and resources, images, audio, video, and gadgets. Traditional paper and pencil activities are enhanced when students can easily collaborate, manipulate images, and build multimedia projects.

Students working in these transmedia environments move seamlessly from books to social networks to online tools for reading, writing, and calculating.

This website was designed to demonstrate the potential of this new way of thinking about teaching, learning, and technology. 

For this workshop, it's helpful to have a Google Account.
Go to the class roster and add your name and google address.

For the presentation version of these materials, go to the Cloud Presentation page.

Use the links on the left navigation bar to explore these materials.

For more information, contact Annette Lamb, 2010-2011.