You have spent the whole weekend on an important report that your principal has asked for. You need to email it first thing Monday morning.
Now imagine this.
Just when you’re about to hit send, your PC screen freezes and the file is lost - disappointing, right?
Luckily, there’s a solution.
Backing up ALL files.
Here’s what you can do, starting this World Backup Day:
The 3-2-1 backup strategy
Wondering what 3-2-1 is, aren’t you? It simply means that you maintain three copies of your data - both personal and professional. One may be at home and one at school. The last backup will be the one you maintain online, via cloud storage. Resources such as Microsoft’s Windows Backup is an easy-to-use and effective space to save all the files you’re going to need to teach.
Keep a frequent backup schedule
It’s not just on World Backup Day that you should save your data. Make sure you regularly double up everything you have in storage so that you don’t miss out anything! Set up a calendar reminder if needed or make a plan with other teachers in the staffroom to do it together on a set day, after all, team effort always works in one’s favour.
Protect your backups from Malware
Just regularly backing up your PC is not going to be enough to protect your important files. Sometimes, your backup could be attacked with viruses and malware, eventually wasting all the effort you put in every day to teach your students as well as grow professionally. So, protect your data with regular scans by antivirus software - at least weekly if not more.
There’s no doubt that being a teacher is a tough job that requires a lot of patience and preparation. While patience builds up with every class you teach, preparing for lessons takes a lot of effort before class. That’s where the PC comes in, your trusty tool to make lesson plans making sure your students both enjoy and learn in your class - you have to try it to see the difference!
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.