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Dropdox options and workflow

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There are a variety of ways Dropbox can be Even though I created my Dropbox account on Here, inside my Dropbox folder, it's opened up the file attachment.

Dropdox options and workflow

There are a variety of ways Dropbox can be used to benefit you as well as your school. If you use it on a personal level, then there are several ways to increase your space. However, once you are logged in to a web browser you can click on the Get Free Space icon in the upper right-hand corner. Here there are a variety of actions in which you can add more space to your Dropbox. One way you can add additional space is for a paid upgrade. Dropbox offers both $10 and $20 a month upgrade options. If your school is using Dropbox, you might want to suggest to an administrator that you upgrade to a business account.

With the business account, you have the ability to use a lot of space shared among a lot of users. As an individual user though, there's certain things you can do that Dropbox will reward you with additional user space, such as referring Dropbox to a friend. If you sent linked invitations to different teachers, and those teachers accepted your link invitations. You're going to get a half a gig or 500 megabytes for each friend you add up to 16 megabytes. Once you go through the basic Dropbox tour, they're going to add an additional 250 megabytes. If you connect your Facebook account you can get 125 megabytes.

The same thing with Twitter. And same thing with following Dropbox on Twitter. Finally, the last thing you can do is if you tell Dropbox why you love them, they'll also award you with 125 megabytes. I've seen a lot of teachers really take the action of trying to get additional friends and family to sign up for Dropbox so that they can increase their storage space. One of the reasons you might want to increase your storage space as an educator is if you're going to personally create lesson plans and share those lesson plans between a home computer and a school computer. Even though I created my Dropbox account on this particular computer and Dropbox helped me install the Dropbox application, I can always go home to my home computer whether it's a Mac or a PC.

I can go to the Dropbox website in a web browser and I can choose to re-download the Dropbox application. Once I install that application on either a Mac or a PC. I can then go ahead and log in. I'm now syncing my files between two different computers. This is a great way for you to go home, create lesson plans and Power Points. Save them to a Dropbox folder. And that way, when you get to school, they're automatically updated to your school computer. You don't have to worry about thumb drives that can be lost. No more emailing documents to yourself. You can simply move them into your Dropbox folder and know that you have access to them anywhere.

Another way you can use Dropbox is on your iPad. Here on my iPad I've already downloaded the free iOS Dropbox application and I've logged in using the username and password that I established when I first set up my Dropbox account. Here I have full access to everything inside my Dropbox folder. For example, if I click on lesson plans. I can see there's a lesson plan document inside of that folder. One way that the iOS application is very powerful is it also allows you to move content from email quickly to your Dropbox account. For example, I'll go ahead and open up my email account.

And here I can see that I have an email that has meeting notes. I can go ahead and click and hold on this icon to bring up a variety of options. And it will automatically bring up all the different applications I could use to open up this file attachment, including Dropbox. So, I'm going to go and select Open In Dropbox. Here, inside my Dropbox folder, it's opened up the file attachment. I now have the opportunity to name it and I can also choose its destination. I'm going to go ahead and put this inside of my Planning Ideas folder. I'll click the Choose button at the bottom of the screen. And then I'll click the Save button in the upper right-hand corner of the attachment box.

So now it's downloaded the meeting notes to the Planning Ideas folder. I have a local copy of it on my iPad. It's also synched it up to my online Dropbox account. So Dropbox has automatically added the meeting notes to the Planning Ideas section on my iPad locally. It's also synced it up to the Dropbox server. If I go back to Dropbox in the web browser, I can now click on Planning Ideas and I can see that my meeting notes are there. Furthermore on my computer I can open up my Dropbox folder. I can go into Planning Ideas and I can see that meeting notes are there as well. Often I'll have students submit assignments via email.

From my iPad, I can then go in and take all of their assignments, quickly add them to my Dropbox folder. And then when I'm on my home computer, I can quickly go into their assignments, make changes, save them, and send them back out. There are countless ways which Dropbox can be used to help organize your school as well as your personal planning process. I hope you have fun finding new ways to integrate Dropbox into your teaching environment. Please join us next week for the next edition of Teacher Tips.

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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Lesson planner at learner.org
      2m 37s
  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Is this course right for me?
      51s
  3. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  5. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  6. 10m 2s
    1. Using the iPad as a teacher
      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 44s
  7. 20m 47s
    1. Getting started with Edmodo
      8m 5s
    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
    3. Communication
      3m 54s
  8. 6m 27s
    1. Prezi: Teaching best practices
      6m 27s
  9. 12m 50s
    1. Blogging fundamentals
      12m 50s
  10. 14m 40s
    1. Getting started with Schoology
      6m 46s
    2. Integrating Google Apps
      7m 54s
  11. 11m 59s
    1. Understanding online file syncing
      7m 47s
    2. Dropdox options and workflow
      4m 12s
  12. 17m 46s
    1. Managing student behaviors with ClassDojo
      11m 44s
    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
      6m 2s
  13. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
      11m 0s
    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  14. 8m 51s
    1. Podcasting in the classroom
      8m 51s
  15. 11m 5s
    1. Hour of Code
      2m 18s
    2. Kodu
      2m 1s
    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
  16. 18m 8s
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      8m 20s
    2. Upload assignments
      9m 48s
  17. 6m 39s
    1. Creating screen capture video
      6m 39s
  18. 10m 14s
    1. Mind mapping for students
      10m 14s
  19. 6m 35s
    1. Creating online interactive discussions
      2m 53s
    2. Exploring educational uses of todaysmeet.com
      3m 42s
  20. 4m 19s
    1. Exploring the Adobe Education Exchange
      4m 19s
  21. 10m 55s
    1. Online learning with bContext
      1m 7s
    2. Creating digital videos
      9m 48s
  22. 5m 53s
    1. Free website platforms
      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
  23. 10m 52s
    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
  24. 10m 42s
    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
  25. 15m 7s
    1. Exploring social bookmarking with Diigo
      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
  26. 10m 57s
    1. Lesson planning with Common Curriculum
      4m 47s
    2. Managing your instructional schedule
      6m 10s
  27. 10m 11s
    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
  28. 9m 24s
    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
      3m 56s
    2. Three free learning management systems
      5m 28s
  29. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
  30. 6m 48s
    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
  31. 7m 22s
    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
  32. 6m 44s
    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  33. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  34. 7m 1s
    1. How does donorschoose.org work?
      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  35. 8m 31s
    1. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
    2. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
  36. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  37. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  38. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
  39. 4m 41s
    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
  40. 6m 13s
    1. Adding the Office Mix PowerPoint plugin
      2m 58s
    2. Creating videos from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 15s
  41. 7m 39s
    1. Creating stories with Adobe Voice
      7m 39s

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