Teacher Review for Dropbox

Great tool for sharing with students in an easy way!!

Carissa H.
Classroom teacher
Oakland High School
Murfreesboro, United States
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My Subjects Math
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use dropbox with the "Notability" app. I have an iPad in my math classroom on which I create all the notes (think definitions, like a powerpoint, and pre-written problems). Then, throughout class I write all over the notes as we work problems, have discussions, etc. I have connected Notability with dropbox so that each lesson saves automatically by date, and then it autosyncs (with no work from me!!) to a dropbox folder with all the notes in it, one folder per period. Then, I have provided each period with a link to their folder! They have access to our notes every day! So great for when they are sick and absent, or for when they didn't want to copy down the whole table or graph we were working on. Its all there, by date, with no work from me! Plus, anything else I want to post (practice tests, practice test keys, etc) are easy to upload to dropbox with a single click, and are instantly available to them! I also like that the link is a more private way of sharing. Things like online textbook codes and such can be accessed only by them, rather than open to the public! Dropbox makes my life easy!
My Take
Dropbox makes it easy on you to share information, documents, links, etc with your students! The fact that dropbox is well know and widely used makes it accessible from most apps and it works fluidly with many apps to make your life easier!