Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dropbox

I you have watched any t.v. lately, you've probably seen one of the new Windows 7 commercials. The characters get into a situtation and say "to the cloud!" Did you know "the cloud" is not a Windows 7 thing? Neither did I! I learned that at our last grad school weekend. It's actually an internet program called "dropbox." There are many different versions, and if you Google Dropbox, you'll find a bunch. I just downloaded a version actually called "Dropbox" to try it out. I was thinking it could be very useful in sharing PowerPoints, Prezis, and other tech stuff with all of you. Unfortunately, after loading many items into organized folders I learned that I have to share the link of the individual item, I cannot simply share the link of all my info, or even each folder. Ugg, that's a lot of links...

So, what I'm going to do is make a page on this blog that has links to all of my resources for you. It will keep growing as I develop more things. Clouds are nice, but anyone with the link can change and save the material. I just ask that if you modify it (and by all means, go ahead!) please save the modified version to your own computer, or change the name of it to give you credit for the edits. I'd hate to go in there in a couple weeks/months and not even recognize my own work!

4 comments:

Kristyn said...

Sounds like a neat idea. I just learned about Dropbox in my grad class too. I look forward to seeing how it works out. I have been thinking about a way to share files as well.

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Sounds confusing- I definitely need a visual to see what you're saying, can't wait!

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Desiree Wong said...

Hi...popped over here from laughpaintcreate and saw this post and thought I'd share what I use... I use dropbox for all my documents, but for links I use Tumblr. I LOVE Tumblr!! Here's a link to mine... http://messofinspiration.tumblr.com/archive

I always post the link as a photo so that I can see what it is.

Here's a GREAT link that explains tumblr. http://1plus1plus1equals1.blogspot.com/2010/06/behind-scenes-tumblr.html

Desiree Wong said...

OOPS! Sorry! I just saw that you have tumblr already! :( Guess I wasn't that helpful after all! :P