Checking Available Space
1. Click on the Apple
2. Select "about this mac"
3. Select "storage"
4. Subtract the amount free from the total
Free Up Space
Look again at the storage example. In the example, there are two large color blocks (usage areas), "other" and "photos".
Photos, Movies and Audio take a lot of your storage!
1. Move personal photos, movies and audio onto a personal storage device.
2. Move school photos, movies and audio into Google Drive or another storage option (YouTube, Teacher Page on website, etc)
And make sure to take out the trash -- empty your trash :)
Just by emptying my trash, I cleared out 2 MB of "other" storage".
Utilize Google Drive
If you have a personal Drive account, you could move those personal photos, video, etc. onto that! Drive is great for keeping photos and videos!! Uploading videos to YouTube is also a good option. I keep my personal videos as "unlisted" or "private" - so I control who sees what!
Let me (Carol) know if you need help with freeing up space!