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  • 1. Dropbox & Google Drive – Stepping onto the Cloud DIGITAL LITERACY & PROFESSIONALISM
  • 2. Please take a few moments to fill out the pre-workshop survey. Photo by Perspecys via Creative Commons License:
  • 3. Digital Literacy & Professionalism This workshop is one of a series made by possible by a Digital Literacy & Professionalism grant from the Washington State Library.
  • 4. What is Digital Literacy? “Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.” Cornell University. "Digital Literacy Resource - Introduction." Digital Literacy Resource - Introduction. Retrieved from http: //
  • 5. Dropbox & Google Drive - Workshop Overview • Dropbox & Google Drive - What are they? • Dropbox vs. Google Drive • Using digital storage professionally • Getting started with Dropbox • Getting started with Google Drive • Your turn! • Where to get more help & information • Questions???
  • 6. Dropbox & Google Drive - What are they? • Internet-based storage and backup tools • Free storage space • Create & upload documents, share and collaborate • Access files/documents on computer desktop • Access from multiple devices anywhere - work or school • Collaborate & share documents
  • 7. Dropbox vs. Google Drive Dropbox 2 GB free storage (Up to 18 GB) earn more storage: 125 MG Connect account to Facebook & Twitter 500 MG per referral Desktop client - access files on computer Download documents to edit Secure two-step verification feature - submit password in addition to a six-digit security code Google Drive 5 GB storage upfront Real-time collaboration and editing Access, open & edit files on computer & online Secure two-step authentication can be enabled Connected to Google account
  • 8. Using Digital Storage Professionally ● More day-to-day business meetings, workshops, and job interviews are being conducted online. ● Knowing how to effectively use communication technologies at work is important in this increasingly digital world. Photo by elycefiliz via flickr Creative Commons License.
  • 9. Getting Started with Dropbox • Go to • Create free account/sign in • Download to your computer • Upload document from your computer • Share document with a friend or colleague
  • 10. Getting Started with Google Drive • Go to • Create free account/sign in • Download to your computer • Upload document from your computer • Share document with a friend or colleague
  • 11. Your turn! Practice Session by Dan Mills via flickr Creative Commons license:
  • 12. Where to get more information and help? •Dropbox help link: •Google Drive help link: com/drive/#topic=14940 •Contact the library: •Contact eLearning: Photo by Steev Hise via Creative Commons License
  • 13. Questions?
  • 14. Please complete the post-workshop survey before you go. Photo by David Feng via Creative Commons License