The Read Aloud Cloud

Written by Forrest Brazeal, creator of the popular "FaaS and Furious" webcomic, this lighthearted book is a must-have for techies and non-techies alike.

The Read Aloud Cloud

The Read Aloud Cloud

What is “the cloud”? Is it here or there? Should it be allowed? Should I even care? Have you ever imagined the internet as a giant Rube Goldberg machine? Or the fast-evolving cloud computing space as a literal jungle filled with prehistoric beasts? Does a data breach look like a neo-noir nightmare full of turned-up coat collars and rain-soaked alleys? Wouldn’t all these vital concepts be easier to understand if they looked as interesting as they are? And wouldn’t they be more memorable if we could explain them in rhyme? Whether you’re a kid or an adult, the answer is: YES! The medicine in this spoonful of sugar is a sneaky-informative tour through the past, present and future of cloud computing, from mainframes to serverless and from the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence. Forrest is a professional explainer whose highly-rated conference talks and viral cartoon graphics have been teaching engineers to cloud for years. He knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. But he has plenty of words, too. Your hotel key, your boarding pass, The card you swipe to pay for gas, The smart TV atop the bar, The entertainment in your car, Your doorbell, toothbrush, thermostat, The vacuum that attacked your cat, They all connect the cloud and you. Maybe they shouldn't, but they do. As a graduation gift (call it “Oh the Places You’ll Go” for engineering students), a cubicle conversation starter, or just a delightfully nerdy bedtime story for your kids, “The Read-Aloud Cloud” will be the definitive introduction to the technologies that everyone uses and nobody understands. You can even read it silently if you want. But good luck with that.

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The Read Aloud Cloud
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Forrest Brazeal
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

What is “the cloud”? Is it here or there? Should it be allowed? Should I even care? Have you ever imagined the internet as a giant Rube Goldberg machine? Or the fast-evolving cloud computing space as a literal jungle filled with prehistoric beasts? Does a data breach look like a
The Read Aloud Cloud
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Forrest Brazeal
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-14 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

What is “the cloud”? Is it here or there? Should it be allowed? Should I even care? Have you ever imagined the internet as a giant Rube Goldberg machine? Or the fast-evolving cloud computing space as a literal jungle filled with prehistoric beasts? Does a data breach look like a
The Read-Aloud Scaffold
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Judy Bradbury
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

• Detailed read-aloud plans created for trade books that scaffold learning across the curriculum in grades Pre-K–3 • Cites over 700 recently published children's trade books with annotations that correspond to content areas • Contains selections addressing a wide range of topics, including school and family matters, community, friendship, prejudice,
The Work of Language in Multicultural Classrooms
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Katherine Richardson Bruna, Kimberley Gomez
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-02 - Publisher: Routledge

How does language comprise the implicit or explicit curriculum of teaching and learning in multicultural science settings? Building on a growing interest in the ways in which language and literacy practices interact with science teaching and learning to facilitate or obstruct successful student outcomes, this book contributes to scholarship on
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Maria Walther
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-22 - Publisher: Corwin Press

In this remarkable resource, Maria Walther shares two-page read-aloud experiences for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster students’ literacy exponentially. A first-grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of “strategic savoring.” Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations