Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How-to Week, Day 3 - Drop.io, Easy Media Sharing

This is day 3 of how-to week on Free Technology for Teachers. On Monday we looked at getting started with Wikispaces. Yesterday, we looked at starting a blog using Blogger, Edublogs, and WordPress. Today, we will look at all of the things you can do with Drop.io.

Drop.io is a very simple platform for sharing and creating a wide variety of files, links, and media.

Here is a run-down of ten things that you can do with Drop.io:
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.
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.

In the video below I demonstrate how quick and easy it is to get started with Drop.io.


The video below is an overview of all of Drop.io's options.


This video is one of the many Drop.io how-to videos available on Blip.tv


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