Things go wrong. The problem with computers is that they never work when you need them to and the closer we get to report cards, the more things tend to go wrong.
Has this ever happened to you?
- A) You accidentally delete a file but for some reason, you can’t recover it from the recycle bin.
- B) You’re working in Microsoft Word or your Markbook software and accidentally make a change and then save your work. Now you can’t go back because you just saved over your work.
- C) Something goes wrong and the computer accidentally corrupts your file so it won’t open any more.
- D) All of the above.
This week, students presented speeches in the classroom. Students used clickers for peer assessment. Unfortunately things went wrong – the clicker software told us there was an error compressing the database, and then poof – our data was gone. An entire day of presentation marks gone.
There was some panic, some frustration, and then we used Dropbox to find and restore our deleted mark file. Continue reading “Dropbox saved hours of marking by restoring an accidentally deleted mark file”