Tech Tip #35 My Program Closed Down

tech tipsIn these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Today’s tip: My program closed down

Category: Problem-solving

Q:  I was working on my program and it disappeared. Did I lose my work?

A:  Before you arrive at that conclusion, try these two steps:

  • Check the taskbar. If your program is blinking at you, click to maximize. For some reason, it fell asleep.
  • If the program closed, re-open. MS Office: A panel on the left of the re-opened program prompts you to select the auto-saved doc. The program automatically saves every two to ten minutes. You’ve lost some of your work, but not much.

From now on, save early, save often. Every ten minutes.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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