Tips2012 iPad App Guide #2: Dropbox

Dropbox is a desktop and mobile app which enables users to quickly and easily sync and share files between multiple computers and mobile devices. All you need is an Internet connection. No manuals. No fuss. It’s fast, simple, and secure.

Dropbox (for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc) has many educational applications, and can be used by students, teachers, and administrators alike. New users get 2GB free storage, which can be increased via paid subscription, or by promoting Dropbox.

In many cases, Dropbox can be used to remove teachers’ & students’ work off iPads – many apps allow users to “Export to Dropbox”, eliminating the need to constantly sync with iTunes.

For: Students, Teachers, Administrators

Cost: 2GB Free (Desktop Download, iTunes Download)

Requires WiFi?: Yes

Educational Applications

    • Access and share your planning documents, worksheets, and files anywhere, anytime, on any device. No need to worry about losing your USB.
    • Share documents and resources for project collaboration
    • Share files (e.g. movies, podcasts) that are too large to email
    • Students can submit homework, projects etc via shared Dropbox folders


Recommended Reading

To get started with Dropbox, we recommend reading the ‘User Guide’ from StaffHacker, and explore Jeff Thomas’s “The Complete Dropbox for Educators


Tips2012 iPad App Guide #1: Evernote

What it does

Evernote for iPad is a cross-platform app for recalling / remembering information. You can use this app to save website screenshots, notes, pictures, and audio comments; which are instantly synchronised between your computer, mobile device, and web Evernote account. (It is also available for Android devices).

For: Teachers, Administrators, Students ( Upper Primary / Secondary)

Cost: Free –  Download Here

Requires WiFi? Yes

Educational Applications

  • note-taking
  • research
  • references
  • to-do lists
  • organising information

Video Tutorial

Further Reading