Category Archives: File and resource sharing

Tools for sharing files and other documents and resources

04 – Google Docs/Drive


Create and share docs, spreadsheets and presentations – individually or collaboratively. Build online forms for data collection

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted
Categories: documentationpdfpresentations, spreadsheetsforms/polls/surveyscodesignfilesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 4  2014: 2  2013: 2  2012: 3  2011: 3  2010: 3  2009: 5  2008: 17  2007: 24

Comments from those who selected Google Drive/Docs as one of their Top  Tools 

“For everyday collaboration and transparent cooperation, these have become my go-to tools. There is a lot of room for improvement, but their wide acceptance makes them very useful.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“This is where students and teachers create docs and designs at school and then finish them at home if necessary” Theresa Corpus, 2015

“This tool enable signals me to collaborate with others on documents. Moreover, I can access important resources on every device I use. I use Google Forms to identify opinions of participants in workshops” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

“Google Forms –  I am making all my quizzes this year in Forms and grading with Flubaroo. Google Google Slides – I use this in lecture and students use to create” 2015

06 – Dropbox


Dropbox has become an important tool for sharing files both publically and privately, both in companies and education

Cost:  Free
Available: Hosted
Categories: filesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 6  2014: 7  2013: 7  2012: 6  2011: 6  2010: 13=  2009: 71=  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Dropbox as one of their Top 10 Tools

“This tool lowers my blood pressure better than tablets ever could. It has removed the fear of losing everything if a hard disk crashes or a backup fails … Dropbox has also removed the embarrassment of arriving somewhere far-flung from home to find the workshop materials or keynote slides are still sitting on the office computer or on a memory stick that’s fallen under the bed in my hotel room. As a learning tool, Dropbox is the school satchel – keeping everything organised, safe and dry.” Charles Jennings, 2015

“enables me to collaborate with colleagues” Rachel Burnham, 2015

“allows me to transfer safely files with students and the like” Washington Braga, 2015


59 – Google Apps


Google Apps (for Work, Government & Education) is a service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name.

Cost: Commercial.
Available: Hosted

Categories: privatesocialnetworksgroup/teamspaces, filesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015:

  • 2015: 59  2014: 69  2013: 71  2012: 55  2011: 35  2010: 34  2009: 38=  2008: 68=  2007: –

Comments from some of those that selected Google Apps as one of their Top Tools 

“Google Apps. It helps me integrate my administrative work with my teaching work, specially regarding the temporal progression of the course and as my main way of communication with my students (e-mail)” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

“Google Apps for Education – collaboration, content creation, storage” Tracy Carroll, 2014

“Google Apps for Education – powerful collaboration, creation and sharing” Teresa MacKinnon, 2014



LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the Web: Collect your resources; Organize them neatly and easily; Present

Cost: Free and premium plans
Available: Hosted
Categories: filesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: –  2014: –  2013: 82  2012: 44  2011: 64  2010: 61=  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –


Store any file on your OneDrive – previously known as SkyDrive –  (from Microsoft) and it’s automatically available from your phone and computers

Cost: Free and premium plans
Available: Hosted
Categories: filesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 101-200  2014: –  2013: 43  2012: 98  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –