Teacher Resources: Dropbox


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Dropbox: a web-based file hosting service that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.


Objectives:
- What is Dropbox?
- How does it work?
- Advantages for teachers.
- Getting started: Downloading Dropbox.

I. View website video for information on what Dropbox is and how to use it. http://www.dropbox.com

II. Download Dropbox handout:

III. Watch the video “how to download” Dropbox:



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IV. Addressing the needs of teachers:

  • Provide continuous professional development to allowing them to feel comfortable when implementing technology into their curriculum.
  • Teachers need to have training on current technology trends, hardware and software.
  • Ease of access to technology will help encourage teachers to implement technology in their classrooms and engage their learners.

IV. Addressing the needs of students:

  • Continuous learning of new "low-cost" technology, such as Web 2.0 tools, that can be implemented easily in any classroom.

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