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Using Dropbox

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Dropbox is a type of online cloud application that lets you store your files in the internet. One of the main advantages of using dropbox is the large ammount of data that you can store and share. In a normal email attachment you cannot exceed 25MB, while using Dropbox you have much more space and you can check how much space is left in the storage quota.

It can serve as a backup of the files on your computer, in case the primary storage device is broken or not available. There is also the dropbox of smartphone and tablets. As mobile devices cannot handle big amount of file sizes, you can download only the files you need from Dropbox.

Sometimes we delete files that we did not intentionally wanted to and once you’ve erased them there is no turning back. This won’t happen in Dropbox as it will keep deleted files for 30 days before it is gone forever.

You can access your files anywhere as long as you have internet connection!

See more at: http://www.twelveskip.com/resources/tools/247/why-i-love-dropbox-the-top-benefits-of-using-it-file-storage-sharing#sthash.cOt2M7KY.dpuf

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4 comments on “Using Dropbox

  1. sarahbuttigieg12
    November 13, 2013

    I also believe that using dropbox in class has a lot of advantages. Besides making students more digitalized and show them how to explore new methods of storage, the teacher can use it as a place from where students can download their notes by creating a sharing folder. Furthermore, you will have everything there if a student is sick or absent he can get the worksheets from there instead of staying without them or having to keep a copy for him. Sometimes, through an email one may find it difficult to send large files because there is a certain limit, here it is very simple and easy to do. Even it can be used as a way where student can upload their homework and assignments. This saves time which is very precious especially in class and also money! Furthermore, you as teacher will always have a backup in case of any accidents.

    I found this video very interesting:)

  2. Seriously Virtual
    November 13, 2013

    Have you ever used Google Drive as well? If you have a Google Account, I think using Google is a wonderful option in the classroom. I have attended a conference, where a whole bunch of students and their teacher were working using Google Docs, creating surveys using Google Forms, and even creating presentations. What’s more these can be shared publicly, or kept private and you can have multiple people editing the same document at the same time. It’s brilliant for shared classroom work! And all of this is saved on the cloud. I have to say that I do use Dropbox and I find it just great, but Google Drive is something which is really worth exploring and considering!

  3. thenarnianx
    November 16, 2013

    I would choose Google Drive over Dropbox. First of all its a Google product and Google stuff is generally always good. Secondly the Drive app is great and well organised though it needs some improvements such as the ability to add or delete pictures. Also a document on Google Drive can be shared with others which allows real time editing between the users. Some can edit something and a second later the others looking at it will see the changes,

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