Dropbox is literally one of the most used apps and web tools in education today. That’s according to a recent review we at Edudemic did. So it’s no surprise that Dropbox has noticed this … and wants to keep the edu-train rolling.
To encourage more students to use their service, Dropbox has started offering an extra incentive to use the cloud storage service. Side note: I use Dropbox just about every day and it’s been great.
Dropbox has started a program called “Space Race” (get it? disk space?), you can get an extra 3GB of extra storage for 2 years if you use a .edu email address. This may prove to be problematic if you don’t have a .edu address (I know many have a .us, .org, or .k12 address) If you’re able to get fellow students to sign up, you can get up to 25GB for free.
Here are the rules, according to Dropbox:
- You must register for Space Race with an eligible school email address (if you have an existing Dropbox account you can still join)!
- If you’ve signed up for Dropbox with a non-school email, no problem! You can verify your school account on the Space Race page.
- Your school gets 1 point for each person who registers for Space Race and installs Dropbox on their computer (if they haven’t already).
- Your school gets 2 more points for each person that goes through the Get Started guide (including you!)
Individuals may participate in the Dropbox Space Race Program (“Program”) from October 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) to December 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PT (the “Sign-Up Period”). Participants are required to determine the appropriate beginning and ending times in the Sign-Up Period for their respective jurisdictions. The Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Program.
Be sure to read the full terms of the offer here. If you’re like me, you rarely read this stuff but it’s worth it.