So I signed up in an effort to support my school and decided to do some research on how I could rock this site to the fullest as an educator.
|My lovely dropbox folder where the students' assignments would show up|
Are there any downfalls? Well, you can get about 5MG storage for free by taking the tutorial and doing a few other things, otherwise it does cost to have a larger storage. If you just use it as a place for students to drop off assignments and you can pick them up (and move them elsewhere) then the limited storage should be fine.
Why use this instead of engrade, blackboard, edmodo, or all the other sites? Well this doesn't require students to have an account. All they need is to remember the password and link! Easy, peasy!
It also lets me share files by making a public link (that I can tweet to my students) and they can use to download assignments.
If you don't have a drop box and are looking for some ways to go green you may want to consider it, you can sign up here.