Welcome to Thing 19!

You will be learning
  • about "the cloud"
  • how to use cloud applications
  • how to use these applications with your students


Tired of losing your work? The cloud can save you from this by saving your files not only on your computer, but also on the internet. The cloud refers to tools such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, and Flickr. Say goodbye to backing up on pricey external hard drives!


After downloading Dropbox to your computer or mobile device, save files in the Dropbox folder on your computer. These files can then be accessed through other computers and mobile devices where you have Dropbox set up.


After downloading Evernote to your computer or mobile device, save ideas, files, and pictures.

Take notes anywhere.

You're always moving, your notes should be too. With Evernote, your memories are on every computer, phone and device you use.

Remember things you like.

Save everything cool and exciting you see online and in the real world. Snap a photo, record some audio and save it.

Plan your next trip.

Keep all of your itineraries, confirmations, scanned travel documents, maps, and plans in Evernote, so you'll have them when you need them.

Save favorite webpages.

Save entire webpages to your Evernote account with our nifty browser extensions. You get the whole page: text, images and links.

Work with friends and colleagues.

Share your notes and collaborate on projects with friends, colleagues and classmates.

Keep everything in sync.

With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use.

Ideas for the Classroom

  • You will never be stuck without a presentation because you left your flash drive at home!
  • Students can create accounts and share assignments with you.
  • Collaborative planning groups can share a folder and upload files so that every member will always have access to the newest version of files.

Your Task

For this thing you will create an account with one of the mentioned tools, and download it onto your computer. Then, upload a file or files to your account using the folders that are on your computer. Post on Edmodo to tell everyone how you are going to use The Cloud as a part of your classroom.

Extra Credit

For extra credit, share a file or folder with someone who also has an account with Dropbox or Evernote.

-Kristen Hearne