Teacher Review For OI File Manager

Good file sharing tool for organizing docs and increasing productivity.

Tracey W.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. Is 54
Bronx, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This product was used to familiarize students with several different kinds of devices since most are Apple users. In addition, it helped teach about file managers In a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school, OI File Manager is a great tool for collaboration and getting students to communicate and articulate using accountable talk. We used this in order create and easily share content for partner projects and research purposes. File Manager is important in teaching students how to use and respect shared spaces, content and file organization. I used OI File Manager to find and organize lessons, unit plans and project assignment sheets.
My Take
This product was time consuming and slightly difficult for most students to use. None of the participating students were familiar with file managers. Initial knowledge took time as students needed to familiarize themselves with setup, navigation and compressing files. After some use and practice, it became easier for students. Multiple file sharing facilitated access and speed. Compression allowed large items to be shared quickly.