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Snapping photos with a digital camera is easy. Sharing your pictures to colleagues, students, friends and family can also be fast and easy. Today’s photo sharing services make organizing, storing, and sharing digital photos convenient, easy, safe and most importantly-fun. There are many free online photo sharing sites that allow you to upload your photos to online albums and invite people to view them. Some of these photo sharing sites allow you to add notes and tags to each photo. In addition, they allow viewers to search your online albums and leave comments and notes on each photo as well. You can post your pictures for private view where only your private group can view the photos and offer feedback on your pictures. In addition, your photos can be geotagged, a process that links your photo with the geographical location of the source of the photo, permitting a visual, geographical study of a particular location or place.

If you are looking for a free online photo sharing site, you may want to consider one of the following sites:

These sites provide free accounts. They are great for teachers and students to post digital photos and use them in teaching and learning. Teachers and students can share their pictures of important school events, class activities, field trips, digital storytelling projects, displays, illustrations, and special occasions. However, using these free online photo sharing sites in education is not without concern. Caution should be used when searching specific topics and a discussion with students about what should take place when inappropriate imagery is located should be done prior to use. As always, the use of these photo sharing sites in the classroom should be closely monitored and balanced against the climate and culture of the school or school district.

If you have used these free photo sharing sites, you have an opportunity here to vote for your favorite site. So, which is the Best Photo Sharing Site?

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For those of you who are teachers and students and have limited disk space to keep all of your files (music, video, photos, documents, and other files) on your computer or server, ADrive could me your best solution.  You can access to your stored files from anywhere you have Internet access, at any time. The basic plan of ADrive gives you up to 50GB of free online storage, with the largest individual file size of 2 GB.  This is quite adequate for most teachers and students.

ADrive is very easy to use.  You do not need to install software on your computer and is a 100% web based service.  All you have to do is sign up for a new account and then login and begin uploading your files.  To upload a file, click the “Upload File” button from your “My Files” tab and launch the Java-powered file uploader.  If you do not see an upload tool, please make sure your Web browser has Java turned on.  You can upload from a single file to several directories.  Also, you can drag and drop files onto the applet to add them to the upload list or you can use the add button to browse your files.  Once the upload is complete, you can download the file or share it with other.  Sharing your file on the ADrive is a great feature.  It will move the file to your “My Shared Files” tab and a unique Web link will be generated that you can share with anyone on the internet. You simply email your students, friends, family, and colleagues the link to your ADrive shared file. All they have to do is open the link to download your shared file.

I think ADrive is an outstanding tool for teachers and students.  It is a quick and easy solution to backup your files online.  With ADrive in the classrooms, teachers and students don’t have to worry about running out of storage space on their local hard drive or go through hassle of using external storage devices.

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