Welcome: What is Cloud Computing?
Description: This Webquest will introduce you to Cloud Computing and some of its implications in educational technology.
You just heard the term "Cloud Computing" as part of a project you are working on. You want to know more about this technology. What is it all about? Will it affect me, and if so, how? Do wells use Cloud Computing if not should they use, what should they put in the Cloud. Power school? How is Wells web site hosted?
if you have not heard about this new technology concept, you will! Some experts believe Cloud Computing is destined to be the future in computer application delivery and data storage.
This Web quest will provide you the resources to make a good start in investigating this new concept. As part of your investigation, you will be asked to explore the use of Cloud Computing within Wells with reference to POWER School
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Grade 11 Work as individuals
If working as a group decide what each person will focus on.
Compile notes and data about your topic. Focus on the information you need to fulfill the task assignments.
Be sure to properly cite the source of the information you use in your report.
Use the following checklist to ensure you have covered all the required areas of the topic:
1) Overview and general concept of Cloud Computing in Contrast to the Client Server Model
2) Advantages of Cloud Computing
3) Disadvantages Cloud Computing
3) Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud
4) Data Security
5) Group recommendations
Write a 2-page (minimum) report addressing the task assignments.
Grade 11 Present your finding on Friday 05th Oct
1) Did you provide an overview and general concept of Cloud Computing?
2) Did you list the advantages of Cloud Computing? (2-3 is best)
3) Did you list the disadvantages of Cloud Computing? (2-3 is best)
4) Did you describe the impacts of Cloud Computing as a learning tool in school? (2-3 is best)
5) Did your group provide a recommendation and explain your reasoning?
6) Did your report meet the length and citation requirements?
|Overview and general concept of Cloud Computing||No relevant information about the topic.||Some relevant information about the topic. Some supporting facts.||Sufficient relevant information about the topic. Several supporting facts.||Extensive relevant information about the topic. Extensive supporting facts.||25%|
|List the advantages and disadvantages of Cloud Computing||No advantages or disadvantages listed.||Missing one of either advantages or disadvantages.||Advantages and disadvantages listed.||Extensive and explained advantages and disadvantages listed.||25%|
|List the impacts of Cloud Computing as a learning tool in school. Present a recommendation to the school district with reasons.||No impact or recommendation listed.||Missing impact listing, recommendation, or reasons.||Impact listed. Recommendation listed. Reason for recommendation given||Extensive list of impact. Recommendation with extensive reasons.||25%|
|Report meets the length and citation requirements.||Report meets neither the length and citation requirements.||Report lacks either the length or citation requirements.||Report meets both the length and citation requirements.||Report exceeds the length requirement and meets the citation requirement.||25%|
|Total Score: 100|
This project taught you a great deal about Cloud Computing, its advantages and disadvantages, and its potential impact as a learning tool in education.
But you learned much more. You learned to work and cooperate as a group. You had an opportunity to act as a research unit for a purpose. You learned to access online resources and use those resources to gather data to support your findings.
Above all, you learned skills necessary to make a reasoned and logical decision.
Client Server Architecture