Teacher Review For Dropbox

Dropbox is the best app for transfering content to/from laptop and iPad.

Tamara L.
ITRT - Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
Hanover County Public Schools
Ashland, VA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use Dropbox as a storage space to share PDFs with students on the iPads. Students access Dropbox and click on the file which could be instructions for a task or a printed storybook. I also use Dropbox to transfer images and videos off the iPad to the laptop for student created projects.
My Take
Dropbox is an excellent solution for transferring documents from digital devices to a laptop. The interface is simplistic visually, which makes tech-resistant individuals more willing to use the tool. The process of creating an account may be a bit cumbersome, requiring the individual to activate their account through an emailed link, but once set up, the Dropbox account is very easy to use. It was a little frustrating to have a minimum storage space, but I did like the options Dropbox provided to earn additional space.