So, if Dropbox goes the way of Mag.nol.ia, you still have your copies.
You can even, if it suits your bliss, automagically sync a different local folder with your dropbox folder, which then syncs to the cloud. Instructions are here.
@Katy–you got it. Either tonight or tomorrow.]]>
* What if the network goes down? I’ll still have access to my files, right? That’s my understanding of how it works — you have a local version that syncs to the cloud, but am I right on that?
* Related question: What if Dropbox goes out of business tomorrow. Do I still have the copies on my hard drive(s)?]]>
Could you do a post on grading electronically? You mentioned in this post that you do it exclusively now, so I’d love to hear tips on how you do it. I’ve tried a few things – just adding comments via track changes on a word doc and using a program called “Comment” that comes on GT’s classroom management software, but neither method has felt any more efficient than paper grading. Suggestions?
And so you can use any program you want, and it just stores it and syncs it. Magic!]]>
(so far I have no problems with using and with sharing word type documents through GD, but am really frustrated with the spreadsheet thingy, which reformats everything to look stupid and sometimes won’t let me download spreadsheets and also at least once corrupted the file so that it won’t open, download, or let me delete it. So I like the free-ness of GD for sharing word stuff and saving papers but have switched away from putting my gradebooks on there.)]]>