Life in the Cloud: A Virtual Floppy Disk

Good bye floppy disks, CD-Roms and USB sticks. The 21st Century teacher uses digital storage solutions to create, edit and store their documents and teaching lessons from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

When I was in elementary school our computers used 5" floppy disks, then by high school we had switched to 3.5" floppy disks, by university we had the USB data stick. Now, in my 6th year of teaching we are living life in the "cloud". Our work is stored in cyberspace waiting for us to retrieve it. 

This year I started using Google Drive to transport documents to and from work. It is so much easier than remembering to bring my USB stick and/or my laptop. I can share my documents with my colleagues. It took me a few tries to get the hang of Google Drive, but I am so happy I did. I have the Google Drive app on my laptop so i can drag and drop items into it, but I have also just drag and dropped items into the web browser version of it as well. 
Want another option? Many bloggers I know use Dropbox. I have only used it once because I am happy with my Google Drive account. My phone comes with a Dropbox app, and the people I talk to are happy with the service Drop Box provides.

Take the technology challenge. Use a "cloud" site to upload your files to for sharing, and moving between work and home. 

Good bye floppy disks, CD-Roms and USB sticks. The 21st Century teacher uses digital storage solutions to create, edit and store their documents and teaching lessons from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, I must admit, I just bought a new USB drive, but only because it was Darth Vader! What's worse than a computer geek? One who openly admits that she buys a Star Wars USB! ;) Thanks for linking up!
    ~Fern
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