The Learning 2.0 School

Shifting Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in and out of the School Library

In-school Hardware Costs Down, Student Engagement Up

Posted by Michelle Torrise on May 26, 2009

Mascot_150wI just finished testing g.ho.st, a free virtual desktop that includes multiple ways to organize all types of media, web links, documents, and even social networking software.  It took me only but a few minutes to start a new account and get to work. The great feature of this software is the ability to share documents and link to other web created content.  Users even have the ability to instant message other members and send and receive email.  And, did I mention it was free including the 15GB of backed up storage?

The benefits for schools are many.  The applications are many more.   There is no overhead, no maintenance, no complicated configuring or network setup.  Like other web 2.0 tools, it’s as simple as setting up a user account.

See the g.ho.st brochure for all the specifics.

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