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Mariusz Leś

EBSCOhost: Lista wyników: cloud and computing - 33 views

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    On the Clouds: A New Way of Computing. By: Yan Han. Information Technology & Libraries, Jun2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p87-92, 6p, 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Diagram; Abstract: This article introduces cloud computing and discusses the author's experience "on the Clouds." The author reviews cloud computing services and providers, then presents his experience of running multiple systems (e.g., integrated library systems, content management systems, and repository software). He evaluates costs, discusses advantages, and addresses some issues about cloud computing. Cloud computing fundamentally changes the ways institutions and companies manage their computing needs. Libraries can take advantage of cloud computing to start an IT project with low cost, to manage computing resources cost-effectively, and to explore new computing possibilities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; (AN 50741403) Tematy: CLOUD computing; COMMUNICATION in learning & scholarship; INTEGRATED library systems (Computer systems); INSTITUTIONAL repositories; LIBRARIES -- Automation; ACADEMIC libraries; INFORMATION technology; EFFECT of technological innovations on Baza danych: Academic Search Complete
Diana Irene Saldana

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles - 111 views

  • Welcome to Tagxedo, word cloud with styles Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
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    word clouds with style. Create shapes with word clouds
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    "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
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    Imagine a site like "Wordle" but on steroids - Tagxedo allows you to make word clouds with images. Really cool possibilities as an ice breaker to the new school year.
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    "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
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    Does it only work on PCs...I tried to run this on my mac but can't get past the home page; when I go to create, I am asked to download Microsoft SilverLight, which I do. Then, nothing else happens.
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    The site allows you to choose or upload an image to go along with the tag cloud generated.
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    Similar to Wordle but now you can make them into images!
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    Tag Clouds
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    I genuinely want to ask: what is the educational point of 'word clouds'? To me there are useful as 'word searches' which have to be the almost useless. How have I got this so wrong?
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    The site for creating text shapes.
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    I genuinely want to ask: what is the educational point of 'word clouds'? To me there are useful as 'word searches' which have to be the almost useless. How have I got this so wrong? Totally agree!
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    Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud
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    To Gerald Carey - As an English teacher, word clouds are a great tool. Taking text from literature or even from your own students' writing and placing it in a word cloud builder allows students to find theme words because the words used the most often are bigger than the others. I've used my students' quickwrite entries about a chosen piece of text and shown them that they are all thinking through the literature the same way. It's pretty eye opening for an English class!
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    Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Roland Gesthuizen

Higher Ed's Ultimate Guide To Cloud Computing - Edudemic - 8 views

  • Drilling down a bit more, Google has revealed that more than half of those schools involved with cloud computing are either using or considering Google Apps. Currently, 62 of the US News and World Report’s top 100 Universities are using Google Apps for Education.
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    Higher education is jumping into the cloud with both feet. According to a new report by the Campus Computing Project, 89% of higher ed currently uses or is actively consider cloud services. I found that figure quite startling as I hadn't thought that many schools were moving into the cloud just yet. Apparently I was mistaken.
anonymous

ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids! - 12 views

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    ABCya.com word clouds for kids! A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. Type or paste text into the box below and press the arrow button to view the word cloud generated. The appearance of a word cloud can be altered using the graphical buttons above the cloud. It is also easy to save and/or print the cloud by simply pressing a button.
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    These Word clouds are easy to use for vocabulary. No account needed. Can be saved as jpegs.
Martin Burrett

Copy - 38 views

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    More and more people are throwing away their USB memory sticks (but probably just losing them down the back of the sofa) in favour of cloud storage. This is a wonderful storage site, download and multi-platform app which is very similar to Dropbox. A synced folder sits on you devices and can be updated and accessed from any device. You can generating a url to share folders or files with other people. It works just fine on a computer with Dropbox already installed and the free account gives you 15GB of storage. That's enough storage where 'tidy' filing schools might begin to migrate their school network storage to the cloud for free - and that's exciting. Additional storage is available for a price.
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    Hi Martin, I really like your explanation of cloud storage. I have an account with Cloud and it's one service out of many that is in my cloud storage portfolio. Take care, Tony
Jim Tiffin Jr

Word Clouds in Education: Turn a toy into a tool - 107 views

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    Most word cloud programs work in the same, straight-forward way; the more a word is used in the text, the bigger it is shown in the cloud. A glance at a cloud is an easy way to preview a passage, or to analyze text.
D. S. Koelling

Embracing the Cloud: Caveat Professor - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 37 views

  • My work as chief privacy and security officer at a large public university has, however, given me pause to ask if our posture toward risk prevents us from fully embracing technology at a moment of profound change.
  • Consequently, faculty members are accepting major personal and institutional risk by using such third-party services without any institutional endorsement or support. How we provide those services requires a nuanced view of risk and goes to the heart of our willingness to trust our own faculty and staff members.
  • The technologically savvy among us recognize that hard physical, virtual, and legal boundaries actually demark this world of aggressively competitive commercial entities. Our students, faculty, and staff often do not.
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  • But can we embrace the cloud? Can the faculty member who wears our institution's name in her title and e-mail address, to whom we've entrusted the academic and research mission of the institution, be trusted to reach into the cloud and pluck what she believes is the optimal tool to achieve her pedagogical aims and use it? Unfortunately, no. Many faculty and staff members simply use whatever service they choose, but they often do not have the knowledge or experience needed to evaluate those choices. And those who do try to work through the institution soon find themselves mired in bureaucracy.
  • First we review the company's terms of service. Of course, we also ask the company for any information it can provide on its internal data security and privacy practices. Our purchasing unit rewrites the agreement to include all of the state-required procurement language; we also add our standard contract language on data security. All of this information is fed into some sort of risk assessment of varying degrees of formality, depending on the situation, and, frankly, the urgency. That leads to yet another round of modifications to the agreement, negotiations with the company, and, finally, if successful, circulation for signatures. After which we usually exhume the corpse of the long-deceased faculty member and give him approval to use the service in his class. We go through this process not from misguided love of bureaucracy, but because our institutions know of no other way to manage risk. That is, we have failed to transform ourselves so we can thrive and compete in the 21st century.
  • But our faculty and staff are increasingly voting with their feet—they're more interested in the elegance, portability, and integration of commercial offerings, despite the inability to control how those programs change over time. By insisting on remaining with homegrown solutions, we are failing to fall in lockstep with those we support.
  • Data security? Of course there are plenty of fly-by-night operations with terrible security practices. However, as the infrastructure market has matured (one of the generally unrecognized benefits of cloud services), more and more small companies can provide assurances of data security that would shame many of us even at large research-intensive institutions.
  • If higher education is to break free of the ossified practices of the past, we must find ways to transfer risk acceptance into the faculty domain—that is, to enable faculty to accept risk. Such a transformation is beyond the ability of the IT department alone—it will require our campus officials, faculty senates, registrars, and research and compliance officers working together to deeply understand both the risks and the benefits
Marc Patton

- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 - Michael Gorman - 57 views

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    Welcome to a this continuing series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds in education. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word Clouds, or brand new.
Rachel Hinton

Microsoft wants to help solve the world's 'unsolvable problems' with $1bn cloud donation - 19 views

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    "As world leaders ponder the ramifications of artificial intelligence this week, Microsoft has announced a plan to donate $1bn in cloud resources to people who might find answers to those questions."
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    "As world leaders ponder the ramifications of artificial intelligence this week, Microsoft has announced a plan to donate $1bn in cloud resources to people who might find answers to those questions."
kimdoyle

Books on Clouds - 34 views

Cloud-Book- by Tomie-dePaolaShapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds by Josepha ShermanExtraordinary Clouds by Richard HamblynThe Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds by ...

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Jonathan Wylie

The Best Ways to Make Word Clouds for the Classroom - 111 views

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    The use of word clouds in the classroom is quickly gaining pace because of the number of different ways in which they can be used to promote student learning.
Michele Brown

IBM Launches Academic Cloud -- Campus Technology - 33 views

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    IBM will be opening up its software portfolio online to academia to enable faculty to incorporate technology into their curricula. The cloud allows people in higher education to use IBM software at no charge without having to install and maintain it on their respective university's computers.
Martin Burrett

Global Clouds -- Near Real-time Clouds of the Earth - 51 views

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    See where clouds form as part of a lesson on the water cycle or desertification with this 3D globe. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Martin Burrett

Cloud.cm - Connect.Collaborate.Share - 51 views

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    This site provides 5GB of free online cloud based file storage with with an online desktop. Easy to use and provides a simple way to share files with others. Also has media player, chat and Office suite. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+&+Web+Tools
Ruth Sinker

How 10 Year Olds Explain Cloud Computing - 4 views

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    Awesome promotional video produced by Accenture to explain Cloud computing. The best part is that it features kids -- digital natives -- who are "the future employees of the workforce."
Martin Burrett

Copy - 78 views

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    More and more people are throwing away their USB memory sticks (but probably just losing them down the back of the sofa) in favour of cloud storage. This is a wonderful storage site, download and multi-platform app which is very similar to Dropbox. A synced folder sits on you devices and can be updated and accessed from any device. You can generating a url to share folders or files with other people. It works just fine on a computer with Dropbox already installed and the free account gives you 15GB of storage. That's enough storage where 'tidy' filing schools might begin to migrate their school network storage to the cloud for free - and that's exciting. Additional storage is available for a price. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Martin Burrett

Word Cloud - 95 views

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    A word cloud creator with an impressive range of customisation. Just enter the text file or url to input the text and then tweak.
Betty Powell

Clouds - Science Activities - 2 views

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    Shows how to conduct an experiment to make a cloud.
Neil Ringrose

Cloud-Based, Open-Source Future For Teachers? - 80 views

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    computing device for every teacher and student so they can access the Internet at school or at home? That, along with an embrace of cloud computing, Creative Commons, and open-source technologies is part of a new set of recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education.
Roland O'Daniel

Word Clouds; Tag Clouds. Which is the best software? « Seeing the Meaning - 87 views

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    Terry Freedman discusses different tools for creating word clouds including wordle, tagxedo, and many eyes. 
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