Dropbox in Plain English (Cloud Storage)

Dropbox is one the main cloud storage service that people use. So what is cloud storage? Let’s say, you have a photo or a document which is so important for you. Here comes cloud storage very handy, all you do is sign up for a service (mostly free) such as dropbox, box, google drive or an iCloud. Many of them have a sync option, so you don’t have to worry about uploading files from your devices.

Basically, you put your things (documents, presentations, photos etc.) in dropbox and access it from any device; computer, tablet, phone or web.

It’s sometimes life saving when you forget your USB flash disk at home during the presentation day.

Teachers can use cloud storage in many ways especially when integrating with Google Drive and Google Docs. Students can upload their work and continue their document or presentation at home.

Here is a self explanatory video in plain English.


Use kidblog for online portfolio

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.”

So, we are using kidblog for our Grade3, Grade4 and Grade 5 students for their digital/online portfolio. Students are posting their work or sharing the videos/photos that they think it’s related to class.

Here are some sites that is used with our students:

if you want to learn more about kidblog, you can watch the video below