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Cloud-based Storage Options

Responses have begun rolling in to my survey that I sent out to the staff yesterday about your technology skills. One of the common ones that I'm seeing lately is that several of you feel lost with all of the cloud-based storage options out there. I don't blame you! There are a ton of them!

Let me get straight to the point for those that just want an answer and be done with it: Google Drive. If you are using your Bonny Eagle account, you get a whooping 30GB (!!!) of cloud-based storage. That's way more than the others! And your Google documents don't count towards that. I'm a heavy Google Drive user and I still only have 5% of my space used. You can also download the Google Drive app on to your computer, which makes syncing and backing up really easy. All you need is to ensure stuff is saved in to your Google Drive folder on your computer and you're good to go!

You can click on the link above to download the app for your computer. Here is a great video that walks you through installing the Google Drive app. There is no sound to it, but it still gets the point across. You may want to watch it in full screen mode to see it better.

For those of you who still aren't sold, here is a comparison chart that I found from The Verge. They did a very detailed comparison article last year looking at all of the features. The features for Google Drive may be slightly different since we are on the school's google system, but I bet it's pretty accurate. I updated the chart to reflect the increased size that we have with our Bonny Eagle accounts.

Cloud-based storage solution comparison from The Verge. Click on it to make it bigger.
If you still have questions about cloud-based storage just let me know. I will also be doing workshops on the different Google apps as the year goes along, so don't fret if it all seems too over your head at this point.

Have a great day!


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