My computer got a virus the other day and I freaked out! Wouldn't you?! My entire life is on this thing! And although I have USB drives for back-up, I don't have an external hard drive...yet! So after searching for a place that was open (it was late and I wanted it fixed ASAP!), I took it to a place that was recommended on Yelp. It wasn't ready for 24 hours (I lost lots of blogging time and my stress level was sky high!), but thank goodness all of my documents, pictures, fonts, music... were saved!!!!!
Anyways, my point is BE CAFEFUL which websites you click on! Anti-virus software can only do so much. I didn't open any weird emails, go to any weird sites (that I know of), or click on any suspicious links. In fact, the only thing I was doing was researching prepositions for a new student book I'm creating. I am now sooooo hesitant to do any school research on my home computer....especially after the guy at the computer store said he gets a lot of teachers in there with viruses. I guess a lot of us like to click away as we're looking for great ideas! My new mantra: Think (and look carefully) before I click!
I'm planning on spending the big bucks on an external hard drive this weekend! It's cheaper than getting rid of a virus, and definitely worth the stress relief if I do get another virus.
Besides dealing with this computer madness, I was also teaching base words and inflectional endings to my kiddos this week! My goodness I feel like I am teaching 3rd grade again sometimes with all this curriculum we now have to teach to FIRST GRADERS!
They did an amazing job on this! Sooooo, to further challenge them I gave the kiddos this page:
If you would like this page, here you go! Don't forget to think before you click as you search the web! :)