This post doesn’t quite fit into the pattern of ones I usually write, but I thought it would be helpful to other teachers.
I don’t know about you, but I’m fearful of my computer going sometime going kaput and losing all my data — lesson plans, articles, class hand-outs, etc. Of course, I copy files onto CD’s or flash drives, but not as often as I should.
I recently learned about two companies that will allow you to back-up all your computer files, for free, on their own site. I use Mozy, and it also automatically updates new data from my computer regularly. The other company is Mediamax.
Being able to back-up files this easily online may not be news to most of you, but it certainly was a pleasant surprise to me.