Bill MacKenty

 
 
 

Moving an enitre school to dropbox?

Posted in Educational Tech Design platform Support on 15 - February 2011 at 08:39 AM (11 years ago). 17 views.

Really. I love online storage. I love the syncing, the backup, the cost, the ease of use, all that stuff here's a suspicious looking review site with some online storage tools. I especially think dropbox is a great tool. We are piloting it in our 8th grade now, and it's coming up pretty nice. students are saving everything, and already when a kid comes in and complains about a dead hard disk, lost data isn't an issue. Again, as with everything, insane monitoring and optimization of our network is in order. As long as the network connect in robust, reliable, redundant, and secure we don't have anything to really worry about. We monitor bandwidth, monitor switches, monitor the top 25 users (thank you iftop). We monitor incoming and outgoing traffic, internally and externally. we have a 30mbps line, which only occasionally becomes saturated. But come on, 5 gigs of free storage, synced here at school, and on the kids computer? What's not to love?