I’m super excited right now because I solved a problem that I didn’t think would have an easy answer. No, not running Flash sites on a Raspberry Pi, although I do think that is solvable too.
We wanted to be able to allow teachers in our district to share resources from the TCRWP Homegrown Institute in the Teaching of Reading with everyone else, without making everyone join DropBox or go through the unfortunate hurdles that sometimes appear when logging into their GAFE account.
A little research and tah-dah… EntourageBox to the rescue!
What is EntourageBox? Well, basically they create the ability for anyone to upload to a specific Google Drive, DropBox, or S3 Bucket (don’t yet know what that is) folder via a weblink.
I chose “Google Drive”, which brought up this next prompt after asking me which Google account (I was signed in under two accounts in Chrome) I wanted to use.
Then I was set! I had a URL I could share with peers that brought them to the following page:
Now all they have to do is click “Add files…”, choose the files, and click “Start upload”. I believe they don’t simply start uploading because they want to make sure you’ve selected all the files and they could be from my folders on your hard drive.
All the uploaded files are then accessible with the same link, or they can go to our district’s Teacher Resources page where I’ve set it up to automatically show all the files within the Google Drive folder I created.
Wow. I was so excited I just stopped eating my dinner for twenty minutes so I could share this with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!