One of my Year 9 French students lost her assignment when her computer crashed. And yes, she cried. Mum wrote a note explaining all this and saying that they had been to an IT specialist who had been unable to retrieve her daughter’s assignment. It had represented weeks of work.
It led to an interesting after class conversation between teacher and student. We brainstormed about naming and saving documents and backing them up. However, the student’s response was enlightening. Although she used to do everything I had suggested, because we now so frequently use Google Drive, where data is automatically saved, she is getting out of the habit of saving even when not in Google.
It was an enlightening conversation.