Why do I need "The Cloud"?


Cloud storage refers to websites that will host your files so you can access them from your computer, the web or your mobile device.  Using cloud storage allows an instructor or administrator to use less paper by sending the file to the cloud instead of a printer. Instead of printing charts and bulletin board pictures in the classroom, do screen shots of pictures or charts and add them to a webpage.

There are numerous versions of cloud storage that are available to your iPad.  Microsoft hosts SkyDrive, Google hosts Google Drive, there is Box, Dropbox, and even our Gaggle accounts have 'lockers' for file storage.  Most of the cloud storage locations will give you a minimum amount of storage space when you enroll.  Additional space may be purchased later.


iCloud is sometimes referred to as the iPad hard drive in the sky. It makes it quick and effortless to access just about everything on the various devices you use every day.  This works well if you are the ONLY person using a particular AppleID.  If you are sharing a school's AppleID with other teachers or you have a classroom AppleID that is shared by numerous iPads, you will want to turn this feature off because you will overload the allocated space in a very short period of time.

  •  iCloud automatically and securely stores your content
  • iCloud is always available to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC

Pasted from <http://www.apple.com/icloud/what-is.html>

How to I get to iCloud?

Tap on your Settings App

Select the iCloud icon.

You can select any of these items to connect to your iCloud space.

(This is the same location where you turn on the Find my iPad feature.)


If you want to back up your ipad, click on the Storage & Backup link.


Notice the iPad must be plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi to use the back up feature.

More about iCloud Storage
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