Speech Therapists! You're itinerant... you are at a school that is not your base school and you need those picture cues you use for that artic' lesson you like (apologies SLP's if that's not quite what you do). Dang! You left them in your office.
Parents! You're definitely itinerant! You are at work and your spouse needs that form you have with you... Dang!
Students! You're using your iTouch to take pictures of your home work. Your parents are soooo demanding, and they want to see it too. Dang!
According to the developers; "Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones, [iPads, iTouches,] and even the Dropbox website", incase your not on one of your devices but still need to access something.
Dropbox delivers! Many of our staff and students across the school district are using it. Personally I have loaded it on my iPad, iPhone, Macbook, and home desktop, my wife's iPhone and laptop, and my two son's iPhones. Yes, we drank the "Apple Koolaide". But at a moment's notice, I can share a Social Security card with any member of my family. Or any other document. Dropbox is password protected, and for 2 GB of space, it's free.
There is an excellent video right on the first page that will tell all about Dropbox, and the ins and outs of using it. On this same page is the "Download Dropbox" button. It's big and blue. You can't miss it.
Download Dropbox, install it, and follow the directions. The directions are so user friendly, I really can't improve on them!
When installing, you will be given three choices of storage. As I stated above, the 2 GB is free. That has been sufficient for my uses. Afterwards, load the software again on all your other computers, and then get the app for your iDevice or Droid phones. The apps are free as well. You will log into those devices using your same username and password as you do with the laptop/desktop software.
I'd love to hear how others are using Dropbox in teaching, therapy, or just life.