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Friday, July 23, 2010

How to Use Drop.io for Free

Earlier today I posted a list of ten ways that teachers can use Drop.io. There was some confusion about whether or not Drop.io is free. Drop.io is completely free for anyone to use. I figured out why some people thought it was not free and the reason lies in the format of the Drop.io homepage. Watch the screencast video below to learn how to use Drop.io for free.



Click here if you cannot see the screencast video.

Weekly Video Tip - Cheap Whiteboards

In this week's video I share a resource that isn't free, but could save you or your school some money when purchasing whiteboards.



Whiteyboard.com

Thanks to Janet Morrison for the tip about shower boards.

Ten Uses for Drop.io in Education

More than two years after its initial launch, Drop.io is still one of my favorite all-around web-based tools for teachers. Here are ten ways that teachers can use Drop.io

Update: As of December 15, 2010 Drop.io will no longer exist. 

Update for clarification: Drop.io is completely free up to 100mb of storage. Beyond that, you can either pay a premium or simply create an additional drop. I just tested this a minute ago by creating a brand-new drop for free. Important: You DO NOT need to create an account to use Drop.io. In fact, if you try to create an account using the "sign-up" link you will be signing-up for Drop.io Manager which is not what you want to do.

Update #2: See the screen capture below to see how to use Drop.io for free.

1. Post documents and PDFs for others to view and download.
2. Post documents, links, videos, audio files for others to access and comment on.
3. Create voice recordings in MP3 format.
4. Establish a voicemail box at no cost to you.
5. Host online presentations.
6. Chat with others accessing your Drop.io page.
7. Create an anonymous @drop.io email account.
8. Create a "drop box" to collect work from students using the Drop.io upload widget. No longer available, it has been replaced by a "hidden uploader" which is not embeddable.
9. Use Drop.io bookmarklet to bookmark links and add them to your Drop.io page.
10. Offer RSS feed for updates to your Drop.io page.

(Click to enlarge) Important DO NOT try to sign-up using the account log-in and password field. Use only the steps to the left. You DO NOT need to create an account to use Drop.io











Here's a video overview of Drop.io

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