About Cloud Presenting/Teaching Posted on May 3, 2014 By Lisa Feierman 1. The 2014-2015 Classroom Projector Report: Special Features and Considerations - Table of Contents: Things to Consider!2. About Ultra Short Throw, and Very Short Throw Projectors - About Ultra Short Throw, and Very Short Throw Projectors3. About Interactive Projectors - About Interactive Projectors4. About Laser Pointers, Optical Pointers, Tablets and General Remote Mousing - About About Laser Pointers, Optical Pointers, Tablets and General Remote Mousing5. About Pocket Projectors - Pocket Projectors - They Have Come of Age6. About Solid State Light Engines - About Solid State Light Engines7. About Interchangeable Lenses - About Interchangeable Lenses8. About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network - About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network9. About HDMI (or DVI), USB, DisplayLink USB Interfacing - About HDMI (or DVI), USB, DisplayLink USB Interfacing10. About Picture Quality – Brightness, Color Fidelity, Accuracy, Color vs Brightness - About Picture Quality – Brightness, Color Fidelity, Accuracy, Color vs Brightness11. About Cost of Operation, Maintenance, Filters - About Cost of Operation, Maintenance, Filters - Cost of Installation - Cost of Replacement Lamps - Cost of Replacing Lamps - Filter Costs12. About Wireless Networking - About Wireless Networking13. About Wired Networking and Networking Protocols - About Wired Networking and Networking Protocols14. About Cloud Presenting/Teaching - About Cloud Presenting/Teaching15. About Presenting / Teaching from iOS and Android devices - About Presenting / Teaching from iOS and Android devices16. About Active and Passive 3D In the Classroom - About Active and Passive 3D In the Classroom - Active vs. Passive17. About Cost of Operation and Ownership - Upfront Costs - Post-Sale Costs - That's A Wrap About Cloud Presenting/TeachingWe reviewed a Cloud Projector. The term Cloud is usually a confusing one. (First of all, most “clouds” are really server farms in basements of buildings. More to the point, cloud presenting tends to mean sharing across physical distances. Have two classrooms with interactive projectors that can talk over the network. One perhaps in NYC and the other in Newark, or maybe San Francisco. Draw on one, and the drawings are projected on the other projector’s screen or whiteboard simultaneously. A single class or presentation could be shared by a professor on main campus with students in classrooms at other campuses, where they have “cloud capable” projectors. In reality the term really is a fancy way to describe a lot of network presentations capabilities. “Cloud” just makes it sound sexier. Let’s say that cloud or advanced network presentations can be a powerful tool whether or not there’s a cloud projector on the other end. A teacher could use an interactive cloud projector in their classroom, so that a student at home with the flu can see all the projecting on their home monitor or laptop, assuming it too has the necessary communications skills. Cloud supporting projectors are typically interactive, work with tablets as well as computers, and are some of the more expensive options out there.