Mrs. Grooms' Room is very thankful for....DROPBOX!


Hey y'all!!  This is Shana from Mrs. Groom's Room!



I am so excited to be posting about things that I am thankful for this season in the classroom!   There are so many ideas that I am thankful for in the classroom but this year??????   The one thing that I am thankful for this season (in the classroom) is DROPBOX!!!    



Long story short...my external hard drive pooped out.  The one that made me believe that I would never need another one ever again?  The one with my lesson plans and activities?   The one I used to store EVERYTHING (wedding pictures included!) on it?  All lies!!!  All lies!!!  (Still feeling the sting...sniff.)
The culprit...arrrggghh!!  
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What in the world is a teacher to do NOW??  
Shaking my head!
My solution? DROPBOX!!  BUT upgraded!!!  


Here is the plan I bought:


Here is my reasoning and what I told my hubby...   :)

My fancy external hard drive died in 6 months and it cost me $60.00!!!
Dropbox is ten dollars a month or $99.00 a year.  Definitely, more than my external hard drive but I lost my hard drive in less than a year and the money I invested in it.  I probably will not lose everything with Dropbox. 

Sold!

So...here is what Dropbox looks like on the inside:

Not too scary...



And I can share things that I need to share with just a link to the actual file or the entire folder if I need to.  Instead of emailing the actual slideshow to my co-workers, I can just send-a-link.  Plus, emailing lesson plans, memos, and photos uses a lot of memory and causes stuffed email accounts!!  Big pet peeve!!  



 I love it when all of my technology devices hold hands!!!  So sweet!! 

I can also connect everything together!!  My iPad, my iPhone and my laptop are all in sync.  This makes me feel quite peaceful...ahhhh.  :)   Finally, we are all working together!   If I want to work on Dropbox, while on my computer and I don't have wireless around, there are no worries!! I can still work offline.  The whole syncing thing will happen later when I am in wifi land!  SO THANKFUL!!!   Cause no matter what...you have to have your stuff!  Even the kitchen sink!!  



And yes, believe it not...there is one more thing!!! I can un-sync certain files to save space on my iPhone, iPad, or laptop!!!   Not really using those photos from Christmas five years ago?  It's okay.  You can un-sync them.  They will still be there...uhhh hummm....unlike a certain other external hard drive!!  
THANKFUL AGAIN!! 

Was it worth it?  Is it worth it?  Absolutely!   I LOVE DROPBOX!!  I use it everyday!!!
Want to try it?  You can always try it for free!  Nervous?  It's okay...I was too.  But now I am feeling a lot better and I am very THANKFUL to have a dependable very external hard drive/cloud for my classroom!!  

THANK YOU, DROPBOX!!

Interested?  Just go to dropbox.com!  That totally is not a plug. Ha!   


How do you keep your techy life peaceful and in order??  Do you use Dropbox?









3 comments:

  1. I use Google Drive and recently paid for a storage plan outside of free. I started with Dropbox. I second your GULP! It is so hard to swallow the fact that all of our information is out there....SOMEWHERE! :)

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  2. I use OneDrive. It's free but I went into it thinking that even if I have to pay for it later on it will be worth it. I started using it at home and now our school system encourages it's use too, which is even better. I do use DropBox just for photos because I wanted to stay w/in the limits of the free program--that was before I started with OneDrive. DropBox automatically uploads (syncs) all of the pics I take with my phone's camera but that's all I have it set to do. I have't had any problems with OneDrive or DropBox. I love having storage that's accessible from anywhere!

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  3. That’s good to hear! Another thing you can be thankful about this app is that you can keep your files safe, in case your PC or a gadget you’re using crashes. It is definitely worth installing to your different devices. Thanks for sharing!

    Erick Brooks @ Ripple Web

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