dropboxandevernote

Dear Parents,

To maximize the impact of the 1:1 iPad program, students will have the opportunity to use powerful academic and organizational apps. Some of these apps will provide students with access to documents and content at home. Students can take notes, complete assignments, and study for assessments using two of these outstanding free apps.

Please assist your child with setting up accounts for Dropbox and Evernote (this message may not apply to parents of grades 7 and 8 students because you probably setup accounts last year). These two apps are a part of the Foundational Apps at Marshall Simonds and will be used across all subject areas by providing access to materials on any device that has an Internet connection. Dropbox and Evernote require a person over the age of 13 to enroll and verify account creation through email.

Dropbox is a cloud based storage application. Dropbox provides 2GB of free data storage that can be accessed on any device that has an Internet connection. MSMS students can save work and access content at home or at school. Dropbox content is completely backed up and students never have to worry about losing data. Accounts can be created at Dropbox.com

Please note: You do not need to install Dropbox. Students can access through a web browser without fully installing the application on a home device.

Evernote is a powerful cloud based note-taking app that will help your child stay organized. Evernote can help students organize and access notes and class materials on any device with an Internet connection. Students can take notes at MSMS and prepare for assignments and assessments by accessing content at home. Evernote is also completely backed up and students never have to worry about losing data. Accounts can be created at Evernote.com

Please note: You do not need to install Evernote. Students can access through a web browser without fully installing the application on a home device.

Please set up these accounts with usernames and passwords that both you and your child will have access to. Evernote and Dropbox can help reset passwords via the email address used to create the accounts if students forget passwords. Please contact me or Dennis Villano (villano@bpsk12.org), Director of Technology Integration, if you have any questions.

Noreen Abati, Team Leader

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