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Google unveils Classroom a tool designed to help teachers

Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and communicate with their students.

Dubbed Classroom, the free tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework paperlessly, communicate with students in and out of class, and organize their curriculum. Classroom will be offered in the Google Apps for Education suite, which provides the usual lineup of email, calendar, and document creation apps but is geared toward students and teachers. (more…)

Physical (USB) or Cloud (Virtual) Storage?

USB flash drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically much smaller than an optical disc. Other types of physical drives includes tape drives, optical media drives and external hard disks.

Cloud Storage is a model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties. Cloud storage services may be accessed through a web service application programming interface (API) or by applications that utilize the API, such as cloud desktop storage, a cloud storage gateway or Web-based content management systems. (more…)

Google Drive and Gmail Allow 10GB Attachments

Yes as the heading reads, Google has increased the file attachment capabilities of its Gmail service. Before now, users could only attach up to 25MB (which was previously 10MB) but with the recent development, you can now attach up to 10GB directly through its Google Drive cloud storage service.

Pros:

  • Seamless integration: You don’t need to log out of your Gmail to perform this task.
  • It’s flexible to use.
  • Recipient will have access to the most recent version of the document you sent. (more…)

Choosing between Cloud storage services.

Jared Newman / TIME.com

Jared Newman / TIME.com

Cloud storage is in the spotlight this week with the launch of Google Drive and the relaunch of Microsoft’s Skydrive. Along with competitors such as Dropbox and SugarSync, you’ve now got lots of good choices for storing files online. (more…)