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Take a closer look at how colleges are leveraging the power of the cloud.

EDTECH STAFF

Cloud is a catch-all term that refers to a variety of increasingly popular ways to implement software and technology services. The cloud metaphor has its roots in the image that engineers have historically used to depict data networks. That metaphor has been adapted to describe solutions that are accessed via a network rather than being tied to specific physical servers.

Generally speaking, organizations can make use of three types of cloud implementations: public, private and hybrid. Here's a brief explanation of each.

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Managing a fleet of tablets and education apps just got easier.

RICKY RIBEIRO

With its Chromebooks, Google has made serious inroads in the K–12 education market, and now the company is offering the same affordability, ease of use and rich digital-content ecosystem through its new tablets, which have been created with educators in mind.

Starting today, schools can use the new Nexus 7 in the classroom and access the thousands of education-certified apps in the new Google Play for Education store, says Rick Borovoy, product manager for Google Play for Education. The HP Slate 8 Pro and the ASUS Transformer Pad will also be available to schools early next year.

Why does education need technology specifically tuned for the K–12 environment? Because off-the-shelf consumer technology often comes up short.

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