Saturday, February 4, 2012
Day 4 -- Dropping Files into Dropbox
Today we're going to introduce you to Dropbox, a secure, online storage space. You get 2GB of free storage that you can access from any internet-enabled device, including your school, opmuter, home computer, and your mobile device.
How do you get files from home to school or vice versa? Do you carry around a thumb drive or external hard drive? Or do you e-mail the files? Neither of these methods is ideal. Dropbox is a great alternative. You can install Dropbox on your PC or Mac or you can install the Dropbox app on your mobile device. If you are unable to install the program on your school computer you can access your Dropbox via the internet. If you need help installing Dropbox or getting started with it, visit Dropbox Help.
You've installed Dropbox, now what?
To get you thinking about how you can use this in your classroom, here are a few websites with some Dropbox tips and tricks.
Top Tips for Using Dropbox at School
Dropbox: Sharing Files Between Computers and iPads, etc.
4 Uses of Dropbox for Teachers and Administrators
Dropbox - Web 2.0 Tools - New Possibilities for Teaching and Learning
So what are your initial thoughts about Dropbox? Do you see a use for it in your classroom? Would you use it to share files with your students or to get files from them? Do you have experineces with Dropbox to share with the group?