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Dropbox In The Classroom: 4 Great Uses
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Ellis Booker
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4/8/2013 | 3:00:59 PM
re: Dropbox In The Classroom: 4 Great Uses
Cara, I've always wondered how well these free services do at "upselling" their users to paid versions with, for example, extra storage. In my own case, for instance, I foolishly resisted upgrading Gmail (I was a very early user of it) for years and years, until I finally got sick of clearing out the account every 4 months to keep it under 2GB. I'm *very* willing to pay the $20/year for the extra space. So I wonder how cost-constrained schools see the free vs paid cloud app question.
Cara Latham
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4/3/2013 | 1:51:56 PM
re: Dropbox In The Classroom: 4 Great Uses
I've noticed that more schools are catching onto Dropbox. I use it at work to transfer large photo files to and from co-workers and have had an easier time collaborating with them. If I had had access to such a tool when I was in school, it would have saved me and my classmates a lot of time and frustration when we were working on collaborative group projects and needed to share files, like, as Ellis mentions, PowerPoint slides and videos. Schools would be wise to examine this as a potential low-cost and efficient way of allowing students and teachers to collaborate and share files.


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