Saturday, 20 August 2011


Dropbox is an online file storage system that many have already been using for years and with good reason. If you haven't heard the buzz then read this post which sets it out pretty clearly. Dropbox allows you to create a folder on your computer and anything in that folder can be accessed by multiple devices e.g. your computer, your laptop and your smartphone. No need to worry about forgetting that pen-drive or a computer crash, because everything is backed up online where you can access it easily. Many have taken advantage of the referral program to gain even more free space, but few seem to know that if you are a student or teacher, you can get double the free space for referrals - that's 250MB instead of 125MB for each person you refer. Not to be sniffed at! All you need to do is send a message to support from your school account asking for the upgrade and every referral will be appropriately rewarded. Join up using my referral link here and we both get extra free space.

If you already have a Google Site, check out this video on how to integrate Dropbox to your navigation.

  • Create a folder for a unit of work containing all the relevant resources. Share this with your groups so they always have access to the materials whether at home, in school or on-the-go.
  • Learners can create their own shared folders to store files related to projects they are working on together. If they share this with you, it is then possible to drop in useful materials they might need.
  • Create a folder for collecting homework assignments; learners can move their files directly into the folder without fiddling about with attachments.

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