It's no secret that I'm often frustrated by Education Queensland's archaic technology policies and when my old, slightly broken school laptop was recently replaced with a new one running Windows 8 I was super excited, until I realised that my previous workaround for using Microsoft OneDrive was now completely blocked, even on my home network. So I've been searching for an alternative, and I think I may have found it!
On occasion Ed Qld will grant individual access to Dropbox, I've applied and am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be approved, but having purchased Office 365 and having everything at home in OneDrive, it's my preferred method of keeping everything in sync.
I came across cloudHQ in one of my many Google searches and while it seems to mainly be a solution for businesses, individuals can also use it. Basically, it allows you to integrate and sync multiple cloud accounts or use a secondary cloud account as a backup to a primary one. It's very early days for me using this program, so keep an eye out for future posts, but so far it seems like the answer to all my cloud storage problems. My plan is to predominantly use OneDrive, but have Dropbox setup on my school laptop and use cloudHQ to sync back and forth between OneDrive and Dropbox so I can still work between my school and home computers. I'll definitely keep you posted on how it all works out, in the meantime, check it out for yourself here.
Welcome! I'm Meagan Caesar, a high school English and Humanities teacher in Queensland, Australia and I've designed this site for teachers interested in using more technology in their classrooms.
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