Today's challenge is Dropbox. Dropbox is an organizational tool that allows you to store and access your files on multiple computers and Internet-ready devices. You can also share files with others using Dropbox.
If you want to set up a Dropbox account, use this link: http://db.tt/I3w5MJZo
WARNING: You can only have one Dropbox account per computer profile, but you can always access additional accounts via Dropbox.com, so if you share a computer with someone, make sure that you are using profiles, or only one of you will be able to use the desktop feature.
You can download Dropbox for your computer or as an app for your iDevice or Smartphone.
Here are some links to get you started using Dropbox in the classroom:
How to Set Up an Electronic Dropbox for Your Classroom
The Complete Dropbox for Educators
Top Tips for Dropbox in Education
Using Dropbox and DropItToMe
4 Uses of Dropbox for Teachers and Administrators
Send Email Attachments to Your Dropbox
Send YouTube Videos to Your Dropbox
Request and Collect Files Via Dropbox
Your Assignment: Explore the resources above and share your thoughts about how a tool like Dropbox could be beneficial to you as an educator. How might this be useful in the classroom, as a professional development tool, or as a communication/collaboration tool with other stakeholders? If you already use Dropbox in your professional practice, what tricks and or lessons have you learned that could help others?