Cloud computing applies real flexibility to function. I use Evernote and Dropbox in my role as an educator and for personal organization. These two tools combine to allow users to take notes on a desktop or laptop computer, iPad or smartphone then post them to viewed or downloaded by other users.
The possible uses of this kind of power are seemingly limitless. Students can get full notes from classmates and the teacher when they miss class. Collaboration is easy and effective. Collegial discussions become organic as teachers and administrators are readily able to share best practices and ideas to improve how things are done.
Any tool should improve teacher communication and allow for easier access to information for students, teachers and administrators. Cloud computing options like Evernote and Dropbox fit the bill.
I have just started using Dropbox for the Ipad this week and have found it really beneficial. I hope to become better oriented with it as I am that guy who has like 4 jump drives and can’t always find the one I’m looking for.
The more you use Dropbox, the more benefit you will see in it. Dropping stuff into the cloud is definitely better than messing around with five external drives or a dozen tiny jump drives. The fact that you can designate content to be downloadable by others is a huge benefit. Doing this makes it a great collaboration tool.
Keep at it. You will like it. Especially if you are already an Evernote user.