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.

I’ve placed them both on my Teacher’s Page under the new category of Online Back-Up Storage of Files.

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.