Google Drive: 5GB of Free Online Storage

Update (08/20/2015): Google Drive has now 15 GB of free online storage.

I have been a user of Dropbox for almost a year now, and I am extremely happy  about it.  Today, Google introduces Google Drive, another Dropbox-like free online storage. Google Drive offers 5GB of free storage or paid upgrades. The video below is the Google’s official introduction to Google Drive.

Store, share, and sync with Drop Box

Before, I have shared to you some free online storage websites that you can use to store your files. Skydrive for instance, offers 25GB of free online storage, while Google also offers more than 7GB.  Recently, I discovered something even more amazing: Dropbox.

Dropbox is very useful for people who store their files in different computers. If you are using a computer at home, a laptop in your office, and storing some of your files in your mobile phone, then Dropbox is one way of safely storing, sharing and synchronizing them. View the video below for a clear explanation of how Droop box works. » Read more

8 Free Tools for Teachers from Microsoft

Microsoft has been doing its share recently in the free software category. Here are some of its free products and add-ons that maybe useful for teachers. 
  1. Interactive Classroom – lets teachers insert polling questions into PowerPoint presentations
  2. Microsoft Mathematics – a graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, step-by-step equation solving, and useful tools to help students with math and science studies.
  3. Mouse Mischief –   a PowerPoint add-on that enables teachers to create and insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into PowerPoint lessons.
  4. Movie Maker (Windows Live) – creates movies and slide shows from photos and videos.
  5. Photostory – turns photos into digital slide shows.
  6. PhotoSynth – generates a three dimensional model of digital photos and a point cloud of a photographed object.
  7. Worldwide Telescope – enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.
  8. SkyDrive – stores and shares files, and photos up to 5GB.
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