Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dropbox Video Tutorial for Teachers!

Hey everyone! It's Sarah from Miss A's Kindergarten, and I'm THRILLED to be sharing this technology tutorial with you today! It's definitely one I love to use on almost a daily basis. Today's video tutorial is on...

Dropbox is a tool you can use to save your files through the internet! It allows you to share your files with your colleagues as well. Here are some ways you can use this as a teacher:

  • Send your new files you compiled digitally instead of walking over with a flash drive to share them.
  • Have parents send you photos of family in different places (like a Flat Stanley project, maybe!)
  • You could even send parents information/files through it as long as they have an account!
  • Backup all your teacher files (and freebies!) so that if your computer dies, they will still be accessible
The sky is the limit!

There are so many ways to use Dropbox, so I'm going to go ahead and introduce it to you through this YouTube video I recorded last night. I think I'm coming down with a head cold, so please don't judge me too harshly! :) I wanted to get this video out because I feel that it is so useful for you as a teacher!

Here it is!

I hope that you take the time to fill out this quick form to help me out! You don't have to put in your email address. You can just click this link here --> Get Your Dropbox Account!

How would you use Dropbox?

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  1. Thanks for posting this! I LOVE Dropbox! It's such a great way to be able to access and work on files between home and work. There are also free apps for the iPhone and iPad, so you can access your files anywhere! I might even throw this tutorial into my iPad presentations if you don't mind, as I always share dropbox as an option for moving files on and off the iPads.
    Thanks again!

    1. You can definitely do that! I don't mind you sharing it with others. My goal was to teach teachers to use it! :) If you don't mind crediting me for making it in some way, I'd love that, although you don't have to!

      I have the iPhone app! SO handy! I didn't think about using it to do work from home. Great idea :)

      Thank you for commenting!

  2. This is perfect!! I use dropbox for my blog when inserting images. I used to email myself a picture from my iphone, then wait for it to show up in my email, save the picture then finally add it to Blogger. Now, I use my handy dandy app and click a few buttons and it's uploaded on my computer! I can see using this a lot for school so that if I find something from my home computer that I want to use at school, I don't have to search for my thumb drive and upload it there, then try to remember to bring it to school the next day! I will have to share this with my team! Thanks for the video!

    1. Dani, I'm so glad that you commented! I hope that your team really likes the video as well. The iPhone app is totally handy. I used to email stuff to myself. Thumb drives are definitely going out of use nowadays. The cloud replaces that need now! :) Thank you for sharing all your wonderful thoughts!

      Miss A's Kindergarten

    2. Thanks Sarah! I also gave y'all a shout out in my blog!

    3. Thanks for that! I hope that you check back frequently for new updates!

  3. Great tutorial, Sarah! I love using Dropbox. My biggest issue is that I use a Mac at school and a PC at home, so not all of my files are transferable. I guess that's a good reason to buy a Mac for home! :)

    EduKate and Inspire

  4. Thanks, Kate! That is definitely a problem. Maybe you should just get a Mac :) Haha! I never thought of that issue. Thanks for watching my tutorial!


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  6. I love dropbox! Our team shares a folder so that we can share activity ideas, documents we've made, and lesson plans. It's always fun to see the notifications pop up from each other! It's like we're still together even when we're apart! HAHA! Can you tell our team loves each other? A shared folder is a great thing for team to have.

  7. Hi Sarah,

    I'm getting a message saying your vidoes are private.. can you share them?