How “cloudware” actually works confuses me. I don’t get how the information is stored “in the cloud” and we can access it from anywhere anytime. I appreciate this technology, and I use it every day, but it does not make sense to my brain. Techopedia explains the definition of cloudware more if you need help understanding it like I do, and it gives me more of an idea of how it works. Students and teachers alike can work with files over the cloud, giving schools limitless skies to create and store knowledge. An extremely important benefit to this is the collaboration students can have over the cloud.
In college, I encountered many projects that required assignments to be group papers and group presentations. The best way to do that is to use Google slides/Google docs. It was so easy to just make a new document, invite your partners to edit, and then work from your own computer on the same document at the same time as your group. There are so many benefits to the Google drive programs. This was simple, free, convenient, easy to figure out, and loved by all group members.
That is an example of my own experiences with Cloudware- and the cloud is only getting more and more advanced. Collaboration is so important for teachers to incorporate, and our ever advancing technological generation needs the cloud to continue to learn how to work together. Businesses also benefit reap great profits by collaborating over the cloud, as surveyed by Forbes. For classrooms, the impact that cloudware has is monumental. It creates a space to work together-online. It pushes students to navigate technology. It motivates students to want to learn more, because of the technology that they get to use. It allows students to work with other students or professionals across the country, and even across the world. This broadens the perspective of the world, all because of this technology we have though online storage abilities. The cloud has given us opportunities that have had a huge impact on classrooms as I have seen, and that will continue to do the same for years to come.