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Thinking about storing and managing your photography files online?
What do cloud services provide when you back-up and/or store your photos online?

Find answers to these and other important questions about the security and image file upload times at major "cloud" serviceproviders in the new book Photography Applications for Cloud Computing.

Prepare now to enter the cloud. As Internet speeds increase, cloud platforms will be widely used so that storage on personal computers will be a part of the past.  

The cloud's chief player is Google, the driving force of new online storage and apps, looking to make computing an 

online process.


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Common Core, the greatest change in education in a decade, is here, and a new blog shows educators how to design lessons using the standards. The name refers to a recently adapted set of standards that have been implemented in many states this year and, by the 2014-2015 school year will be in place in most states in the USA.

The standards are based on students achieving an education that is closely related to real-life applications in both the academic and working worlds. Teachers, students and administrators now see curriculum in terms of critically thinking about our nation's development in a global society.

The Common Core bandwagon experiences exponential growth as it links with new technologies and innovations, a development where new student-centered learning strategies replace rote learning in a teacher-centered classrooms.

EDUCATOR TIP--ACCEPTING LATE WORK WITHOUT PENALTIES 

Many universities have strict policies for students who submit late assignments. Some leave the penalties up to the instructor, and others slap the point deductions independent of what the professor decides.

Either way, late assignment penalties need to be abolished for students who notify the professor ahead of time. That statement might make some educators cringe, leaving them astonished.

Here's why.

1. In the real world of writing and project management if you give your superior written notice that your work will be late (with an acceptable excuse) it's usually an acceptable process if the assignment submission delay isn't too long of a period of time. The thinking here is it's better the job be done correctly than not, despite the time it's turned in.

2. If a professional submits an assignment haphazardly, he/she is likely going to get it back to redo regardless of the due date. That process (submitting an assignment with many errors on-time) creates  animosity between the professional and his/her superior in addition to the work being late, further complicating the entire process. Better the work be done correctly a few days late than go through both the conflict and frustration of working with an inferior piece of work.
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