Friday, February 24, 2012

The cloud

Here's a quick nerdy post. I needed to get a power point on the internet and it needed to be able to be accessible to others. I went to the cloud. I felt very 21st century doing this. First, I was using ubuntu, so I didn't have my office suite at hand. So, I downloaded a PPT from my district's website, then tried uploading to google docs, but the formatting was off. Then I remembered about skydrive from microsoft. I logged in, uploaded the PPT, clicked share and it provided me with a link. I then went to and shortened the link. Then I went to my google docs, wrote and assignment for my students. Posted the shortened link and will give the assignment tomorrow. IF the kids only used their school emails, this would have been a paperless assignment. We're getting close, but not quite there yet.