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