Teacher Review For Dropbox

Dropbox - great file storage in the cloud.

Randall B.
TSS, TIS, Educator, Blogger, & EdTech Consultant
Putnam County Schools, WV
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Great with General
How I Use It
Dropbox became my "be-all, end-all" for my file storage needs. I used the service to store all of my files for my teaching. I used third party apps to extend the usefulness of Dropbox as well. DropItTo.me allowed my students to digitally submit work to me that would go directly into my dropbox without having to give them direct access to it. I loved the simplicity of the interface and found the ability to sync my files on multiple devices and from the website to be a tremendous asset.
My Take
The interface on the website is simple to navigate. The plugin for your computer easily syncs files from machine, to machine, to the cloud. Everything I could ever need to access in my files for teaching, I could access from anywhere with an internet connection. Dropbox provides a means to extend the allotted storage space that users receive beyond the basic 2GB through referrals. This allowed me to increase my storage allotment to almost 12GB very easily. Also, with the addition of some third-party apps (Notability, DropItTo.me, QuickOffice HD, etc.), the functionality of Dropbox can be improved further.