I'm finding my Dropbox account to be more and more valuable for online backups and file access, especially when I'm on the road and only have my iPhone with me. If you don't have an account already, you can use this link to get an account and you'll automatically get extra storage space (I think 250 MB): https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTExMDUxNjk If you're not sure what Dropbox is, check out this video: https://www.dropbox.com/screencast If you're a student or teacher with a .edu email address, visit http://www.dropbox.com/edu after you create your account to confirm your edu address (which does not have to be your Dropbox ID), then you will automatically get double the storage for each referral!
Doug Peterson , a retired teacher and friend, has has put together a series of lessons for anyone wanting to learn a bit about "web 2.0". The lessons are: Week 1 – Upgrade Your Web Browser Week 2 – Get a New Email Account Week 3 – Get a Delicious/Diigo Account Week 4 – Get a Twitter Account Week 5 – Read Some Blogs Week 6 – Start Your Own Blog Week 7 – Listen to Some Podcasts; Create Your Own Week 8 – Exploration of Other Web 2.0 Functionality ...and are available at http://goo.gl/hrLVp Since I'm in the middle of an extended motorcycle trip that's not giving me much computer time, I must admit that I haven't gone through Doug's tutorials in detail, but from my brief overview, I'd like to make some personal recommendations: For week 1, I highly recommend Google Chrome as the web browser to use since it can sync your bookmarks and extensions between home and school. For installation at school, use the "portable" version, and ins
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