In my last few posts, I’ve shared how I’m organizing my math ISN. (You can click here to read that post if you missed it!) Today, I thought I would share how I organize my folders with cloudbased storage.

I am terrible with physical papers and filing cabinets. I get in a rush and don’t put things up the way I should so I end up with a cabinet full of junk and a lot of stacks. Then I can’t find what I’m looking for so I end up throwing everything away and starting over. Last year, I started using Google Drive to organize my files. It worked GREAT! However, I soon filled up my 15GB of free space so I am in the process of transferring all of my files to MEGA.  Here is a list of companies that offer free cloud based storage:

Popular Cloudbased Storage Services

Cloud Based Storage Free Account Size
Dropbox
2 GB
Sync
5 GB
Google Drive
15 GB
Box
10 GB
MEGA
50 GB

MEGA is a cloudbased storage that offers 50GB of FREE storage!!!  Since I am in the process of changing services I want to take this opportunity to organize my files so that they will be easy to find.  The key to cloudbased storage is the folders and subfolders!!!

I start by creating my main folders. I create one folder for each grade level I teach:

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In each of the folders I create a subfolder for each domain and then a subfolder for each topic.  I also have a folder for the first week of school, forms, and miscellaneous information.

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I am putting all of my resources for each topic in the topic subfolder.  For example, I will have my class folder, 7th Grade Pre-Algebra.  Then I will have a folder for each Common Core Domain and a subfolder in the domain for the topic.  The image below shows the domain Expressions and Equations and each topic for that domain.

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In each of the topic subfolders I will include my lesson plans, task cards, worksheets, activities, SMART lessons, etc.  This will make it easier for me to find the things I need and I will spend less time planning!

I plan to fill my topic subfolders with as much as possible.  In fact, I will probably create an idea subfolder for each topic subfolder.  The nice thing about storing resources on a cloud drive is that everything is in one place and easy to find.

Another benefit is the search feature on MEGA drive.  If I am looking for something and can’t remember where I stored it, I can simply search.

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Do you use a cloudbased storage service?  If you do, please feel free to leave a comment on how you use your storage space!