101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 72 Dropbox is a file hosting service that is designed to keep all your files safe and accessible. This resource allows teachers, parents, or students to save any file to a personal Dropbox, and all photos, documents, and other files will automatically show up on any device. That means you can access your work anywhere and at any time. It's like having a universal disk drive that you're connected to online, in the cloud as some say. Teachers can also invite students to any folder in their Dropbox so that they can submit assignments directly to a file folder or send out links to specific files to their students who can then access it from any available device. Mighty cool service and a truly must have for today's teacher (and student… and parent).
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to email@example.com.
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