My latest at ProfHacker: Having a Backup Plan

No netIt’s important to have a backup plan. No, not that kind of backup plan (important though it is!).

Sometimes, the best laid plans go awry. We’ve covered backup plans for the classroom before, but it’s good to have such plans for other aspects of our work, too.

Today (September 19, as I’m writing this) was a case in point. We had some lovely (?) thunderstorms in the area this morning. They twice took the power to my part of campus down, and though the power outage was only momentary in both cases, it was enough to cut off internet access. It took a while for all the buildings on campus to get their access restored.

It didn’t take me long to determine what my post should be about this week.

Uh oh

I pretty quickly realized just how much of the work I do each day depends on reliable internet access, and how much my workflow gets disrupted when (a) I have no access to the internet …

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