4. Share files: You can share files, or even folders, with other Dropbox users. So, if all the teachers in your building get Dropbox, you could, for instance, create a folder to share links to your favorite educational games sites. Whenever one teacher adds a new link, it will be available for everyone to view. You can also share a link to one of your files by sending teachers a link to download it directly from your own Dropbox. That way, you don't have to clog up someone's email with large files that take a while to send and receive.
5. Use it with students: Students who have Dropbox accounts can enjoy all the benefits listed above for teachers. However, they can also use it to submit assignments, and store their e-portfolios. Once they finish an assignment, they can share the file with you by sending you a link. The teacher can then read the file, highlight and leave comments on it, and save the annotations for the student to read later. There is no waiting to see the teacher, forgetting a flash drive, or losing a CD/DVD.
Some teachers have even floated the idea of having Dropbox installed on all the computers in a school lab. The teacher creates a folder in their Dropbox account for each computer, (computer 1, computer 2, etc), and shares those folders with the relevant computer accounts. Now you have all the files that are saved on those computers in one place - your Dropbox account. If the students save files with their name on the file, you can quickly access a day's work from one folder. You can even add files or links that you want students to look at by dragging files into the folder that you shared with the lab Dropbox accounts. This is one of my favorite Dropbox tips, just be aware that, as of now, you can cannot adjust permissions on files. All users have full read and write access to shared files.
6: Earn more space: The Dropbox referral program will give you 250Mb of additional space for every new user that takes up your invitation to download Dropbox. However, it also gives the new user an extra 250Mb of space. You could start a 'sign up and pass it on' chain in your school so that all of your staff have at least 2.25Gb of storage space to use, while many will have more.
7. Use the Mobile apps: Dropbox can be used on the iPhone, the iPad, and on Android devices. Simply download the relevant app, and have access to your files wherever you are. It is a great example of mobile learning. All popular file types can be displayed on these devices when you download the Dropbox mobile app.