If your students are in the habit of emailing essays, slideshows, and other creations to you, you know how quickly your inbox can get crowded. One way to resolve that problem is to get all of your students using Google Docs. But if Google Docs isn't an option for your students because of school policy (yes, some schools discourage the use of Google Docs) or other issues, Drop.io offers a solution you might want to explore.
Drop.io offers a simple upload widget that you can embed into your course blog or website. Place the Drop.io upload widget on your blog and your students can upload their work directly to your Drop.io drop from your blog. You can then view your students' work on your Drop.io page and keep your email inbox clutter free. Embedded below are directions for installing the Drop.io upload widget on Blogger blogs and Edublogs blogs.
Here are some previous posts I've written about Drop.io:
How Drop.io Saved My Morning
Present.io - Free Web Conferencing from Drop.io
Phone.io - Podcasting With Drop.io