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Dropbox for Gmail (Beta)

Dropbox for Gmail (Beta) | technologies |
Send and preview Dropbox files and links without leaving your Gmail window.
John Dalziel's insight:

Dropbox has released an add-on for Gmail that makes it easier for practitioners, and/or learners, to add and send files.
Once installed it places a Dropbox icon at the bottom left of the Compose Mail box.
   - Click it,
   - Sign into your Dropbox account,
   - click the file you want to attach and
   - click the blue "Insert link" button.

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Download to Dropbox

Download to Dropbox | technologies |
Conveniently download straight into your Dropbox account
John Dalziel's insight:

This extension allows users to Skip the downloading step completely.
How? – just upload files, images etc., directly to their Dropbox from within Chrome.
With Download to Dropbox installed all users need to do is right-click any download link, then click “Upload to Dropbox” – and they’re done.
File are sent directly to Dropbox, meaning it will quickly sync to all of the user's computers and other devices.
Even better if users are downloading a file on one computer that they intend to use on another one.
Note: Users will find all files they upload to Dropbox in a specific folder: /Dropbox/Apps/Downloads From Chrome/

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Sitedrop | technologies |
A visual way to collaborate using Dropbox.
John Dalziel's insight:

For me, and many others, Dropbox has changed the way we work.
It’s great for showing off work, and also for collaborating and sharing work with learners, colleagues and fellow practitioners.
However Dropbox doesn’t have much of a visual sharing interface, and users still need to use email or messaging to leave comments and suggestions. Which is where Sitedrop steps in.
Sitedrop is a web service that links to a users Dropbox and turns the contents of any of their Dropbox folder into a stylish, visual-based website. Basically, it lets users skip over building a site when all they want to do is get some feedback on their work. This becomes as easy as dropping a file into a folder.
Just sign up...
1: Connect to dropbox and create a website from any folder
2: Any files users put in that folder will be available on the web
3: Share with collaborators & let them comment, favourite and upload files.
Sitedrop is FREE! Oh yes users can password protect their Sitedrop to control who sees what.

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Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge

Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge | technologies |
The one place to organize, present and share knowledge
John Dalziel's insight:

Edcanvas is a website that allows practitioners to collate online resources onto a single page for their learners to access.

These canvases can be shared with learners...

- via a URL link or

- by embedding into a blog/VLE/other webpresences.
A canvas creation is quite straight forward.

Down one side of the page is a search column that lets users search YouTube and Flickr as well as add resources from Google Drive and Dropbox and upload directly.

Those resources can then be dragged onto the canvas.
It’s another way of providing learner access to a number of different resources via a one stop shop, rather than having to share lots of different URL’s.
Learners could also use Edcanvas to collate their own canvases as they do research on given topics.

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