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Hi! This may be a stupid/silly question--but how do you share a word file with all of the computers in the lab. I want to make a template for students to complete and want to know the easiest way to share this file to all the computers in the lab. Is Dropbox a good way to do this? How do you do it? I could save it on a jump drive and then take it to each computer and put the file on the computer, but I would really like a quicker, easier method. Thanks!
Michelle, I add each file to my Google Site pages for each class. Then the kids open it/edit/save from there. Here is a link to my site. Mrs. Sweckard's Site
I save the templates to the school 's shared student drive. I have a file for each grade level. They open up the file go to their grade level and then to templates.
Is this drive set up by your IT department?
I wish that we had a shared drive on the server, but we do not. I ended up using dropbox to share my file. I think this is going to work pretty well.
I have my own website so what I generally do is link it on my page. When the kids click on it it will open onto their computer. I walk them through saving it into their folder, and they all at once have a copy of the file.
I used to be able to do this with our remote computer management software but our computers were updated over the summer and the Windows 7 version of the software does not work as well in this regard. I am going to try the suggestions of dropbox or of using our teacher shared drive.
I do use dropbox. I have had many problems with this. Many times dropbox is not not loaded on a computer or the files have not been uploaded yet. Then if one student saves their work wrong you have their file. We do have a server at school where I can save things however it is very outdated also....
I have a Shutterfly website that I use in my classroom. I post the links for class that day and have the ability to post files also. I found it's been a quick and easy way to get files to students. I use Drop It To Me with my Dropbox to get files from then. We don't have a server at my school.
I have a class page set up for each of the grades on our school website. There are links to the word files and the kids download and save them to their individual folders or thumbdrives.