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Here is a sample of some common cloud computing applications school districts can use.

Adobe Connect - Video conferencing software

Adobe Connect, one of the services, is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work with others - all online. There's no installation required, so getting started is easy - and free

Animoto - Video software

Turns still photos, music and videos into video presentations; similar to VoiceThread

Blogger - Google blogging software

Blogging is about more than just putting your thoughts on the web. It's about connecting with and hearing from anyone who reads your work and cares to respond. With Blogger, you control who can read and write to your blog - let just a few friends or the entire world see what you have to say!


A website with animated, curriculum-based content that engages K-12 students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.

Clear Track - Web-based tool

A web-based tool for managing special education students' programs, created by the Broome-Tioga BOCES. ClearTrack 200 provides school districts the most comprehensive, affordable, scalable and customizable Web-based solution to Special Education Management

Ether Pad

A web-based realtime collaborative document editor, now owned by Google; see also the Google Docs blog for updated information


A social networking site that enables individuals to post information about themselves and keep in touch with friends

Flickr - Online photo-sharing website

With over 4 billion photos, Flickr is a place of amazing photography and endless possibilities. Explore the world, share your stories, and be inspired.

Generation YES

An online program used to teach students to solve technology problems in their schools and communities.

Glogster - Software for creating interactive posters

Simply put, Glog is a kind of poster - fully designed by yourself! Glog is a fancy creation from text, images, music and video. No matter if it is colorful, sexy or emo. Your Glog will stand out. It gives you a perfect tool to express yourself.

Google Accounts

A free e-mail, personalized home page, online shopping with Google.

Institute of Play

Links online gaming literacy with learning; includes Quest to Learn, an online school based on 21st century learning skills and the New York State Regents standards.


An online course management, or learning management, system; also known as a virtual learning environment


An online service to create, customize and share your own social network.

PB Works

Wiki software; enables online collaboration among a group of individuals with a shared interest or goal .

Raz Kids

An online leveled reading library .


An online instructional resource for reading, phonics, reading comprehension, reading fluency, alphabet and vocabulary .


An online site for schools to upload, watch and share videos; similar to YouTube.

Study Island

Online, standards-based assessment, instruction, practice, and test preparation software programs for K-12 students.


A 140-character micro-blogging platform


An online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in five ways: using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam); similar to Animoto.


an online database of pages that participants can edit live; examples include PB Works, Wikipedia and Wiki Spaces.


A free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit and add content to


Online software for creating wikis.


Online software for creating a blog or website .


A website to upload, watch and share videos; SchoolTube is a similar site for educators.

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