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Back to school - forget the lunchbox, organize everything else

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Back to school - forget the lunchbox, organize everything else

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It’s that classic back to school time of year, and whether you’re a student, a teacher, an administrator or have a friend or family member going back to school, here is a list of things to make your day easier! 
 
  • Create a folder system in Dropbox that makes sense

    Before you start classes (teaching, learning or organizing them), you should take the time to create a folder system that makes sense for you. Whether it’s by class, by file type, by how much you hate or love a subject is entirely up to you, but make sure there is a sensible place for your files to go, once they start flying in! 
 
  • Create a to do list that you update daily or weekly with Paper

    This is something my student-self should have done  - but it’s something my work-self does and I cannot recommend it enough! Yes, we all have tools and emails and reminders but a humble to-do list can really create a clear headspace, where you can see what’s on your plate in as much or as little detail as you need. With Dropbox Paper, you get that satisfying tick sensation, without the actual paper waste.
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  • Create a project calendar, and link important dates to your to do list

    The start of term is heavy with dates - finals, papers, labs, whatever it is - get it in your calendar now. Dropbox integrates with both Google and and Outlook calendars, so you can link to the documents, the curriculum, whatever you think will be useful when you’re two days from the deadline. 
 
  • Create your group project folders ASAP

    If you know you have a group project coming up, create the work space asap with Dropbox Spaces, and add people as soon as you know who you’re working with. The earlier you’re all on the same page (literally), the better! 
 
  • Make the most of the Scanner app

    Now you can save, organize, and share important documents right from your phone with the Dropbox Scanner App. Scan in materials from classes or seminars for easy reference— they’re a lot less likely to get crumpled or torn in a digital setting!
 
  • Zoom integrations

    There’s a high chance some of your back to school experience will be happening on Zoom, so make sure you have that integrated to save time. You can learn more about that here. 
 
These tips might make your day a little easier, but we want to know, what are your back to school Dropbox tips? 

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