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I Can’t Live Without… Dropbox

14 Aug

You might have checked out my presentation on using Dropbox with the Noterize app earlier this year.  If you haven’t started using Dropbox I don’t know what to say… I can’t live without it!

What is DropboxDropbox is a free service that let’s you share files over a wireless network. Download the software on one computer and files can be accessed from multiple locations…including an iPad. 
You can drag and drop files to your Dropbox just like you would move a file from one folder to another.
View my Dropbox presentation for step-by-step instructions on how to add new documents straight to your Dropbox.
It would take me all day to list the number of apps that allow you to access your Dropbox: PaperPort Notes, Evernote, Educreations are just a few.  They allow you to import PDF files, pictures and more from your Dropbox into their app.  This allows you to use and modify your own content.
If you have a class set of iPads, you can download the Dropbox app on the student iPads and everyone can link to your Dropbox account – now every student has access to the same material. (Rubrics, reading passages, activity sheets…you name it!)
I attended a great presentation by NYC educator Adam Stone where he discussed setting up a video library for his ASL students using Dropbox. Check out his blog post!

Access your Dropbox in Educreations to import pictures for presentations or to annotate in this “simulated interactive whiteboard” app

The Dropbox app allows you to access a variety of files on you iPad. I set up my students with the app and access to our class account so they can view rubrics, import activity sheets into other apps, and more!

This app is also available on Android devices.
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