Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Online Storage Option

There's an on-going discussion with some of the TBA authors about organizing the plethora of fabulous files that are created by so many talented teachers.
One option is Drop Box. This is an online resource that allows you to save your files and have access to them later from any Internet connected computer, phone, iPad or iPod. No more emailing files to yourself, or searching for a zipdrive with space for your files. You can share files and photos with co-workers, friends and family by simply giving them the link. And you don't want to worry what you would do if something nasty happens to your hard drive. If you haven't discovered DropBox already, click on the image below to sign up and start saving files online:

PS...they are currently offering additional storage for FREE. Simply refer your friends and you can get up to 8GB for free!


7 comments:

Cathy Hammett said...

Some other options are zumodrive or google docs. You can now sync windows with google docs. The zumo drive is the HP cloud drive. I can retrieve my files no matter where I am. I only use my zip drive for super important files that I can't bear to lose. Yes, that includes some of my blog files and finds.

I'll have to check out the dropbox.
firstgradeescapades.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Cathy,
Yes, I have GoogleDocs already. To my very own surprise, when I looked at my Drop Box account, apparently I opened it in '08! YIKES...who knew? LOL!
One thing with Drop Box, you can save photos & music files. I do a lot with photos of my students (a lot of movies) so this will come in handy!

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

I use both Google Docs and Drop Box. I like the ease of being able to organized my Dropbox into folders. I haven't figured out how to do that on Google yet. I am also now using Pinterest. I think this will be great for all the bookmarking of specific blog ideas.

Tiffani
Time 4 Kindergarten

Cindy said...

Hi Tiffani,
I agree with you on the Folders! I have a lot of files in GoogleDocs, but they are all sitting waiting to be organized into folders. I feel a tutorial coming on! ;-)
I am just starting with Pintrest, but see a LOT of potential there!

KindergartenWorks said...

I love dropbox! I use it all the time to share the files I am currently working on between home and school! Lately I've discovered more about how awesome the photos and public folders are!
Thanks for sharing the good stuff with others!
-Leslie
KindergartenWorks

Sandra Guntorius said...

I used the dropbox yesterday for the first time, great tool.

mrs.guntoriusclass.blogspot.com

kdveiten said...

I just recently started using DropBox. I love being able to work on files at home and at school without having to remember my flashdrive (which I never have with me when I need it).