Sendspace : a free file sharing service

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Sendspace is one of the best online file sharing service.It is completely free and does not necessetate registration . As teachers and educators, I think the use of this web2.0 application is indispensable withing our schools and institutions and with our students and learners.It is really a great software that provide a large storage capacity to host your files and share them with others . Click on read more to learn how to use this tool .
Sendspace is one of the greates web2.0 application and one of the featured ICT tool inside classrooms and schools .It is a free service and doesnt call for any registration but if you decidce to open an account there ( which i would highly recommend )it is also free to do so .
Why do you need to regsiter ?
As i said before you can benifit from Sendspace without even being a registered member ; but if you want to get the most of this service then you need open an account . It is free , easy and quick , all it takes is a couple of minutes .Once you are registered you can benifit from a bunch of extra features such as :

  • Monitor and edit files
  • Recover downloaded links
  • Delete files
  • Use the wizard tool
  • Create email groups to send links to
  • Automatic receipt of upload confirmation
  • Free of spam space and no third parties acces to you email address
These are just some of the services you can get from being a registered member . However , there are several other extra services that Sendspace provide for Pro or Max members but these are paid services .

How long does a file remain available ?

Files can be hosted in Sendspace for unlimited period of time until they become inactive only then they are deleted from your account .A file becomes inactive if it has not been uploaded for about 30 days .File deletion is not an issue with Pro and Max members .
Can i group my files in an online folder ?
Yes sure .Once you are registered you can organise all your files into a folder in the "My files " tab . Folders are private by default but you can change their setting in the "folder options" and generate a folder URL to share with others .
To learn more about Sendspace you can either :
How can i use Sendspace ?

To start using Sendspace follow these steps :
  1. Unregsitered members
go to sendspace and fill in the spaces and click upload . Look at this screenshot as example

To register click on sing up for free in sendspace homepage and provide your info . . Look at this screen shot for illustration :
When you click on register you will then get an email with an activation link . Open your inbox and and confirm your address and complete the registration process .
How can we use Sendspace with students ?
There are several ways we can use Sendspace with our learners :

  • an extra resource of materials where students can download files .
  • Create email groups of students and share files with them to help them with their learning especially the slow learners .
  • Assign tasks and projects to students and tell them to use Sendspace to share files between each other and with you too for a later verification and correction .
That’s it for now . I hope you like this web2.0 application and I would like to hear about your experience when using it with your students .
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