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This post will be focusing on how to take your new blog from stock theme and clipart to custom theme and great images. We will also take a look at a few free resources for bloggers and a few more of my favorite WordPress plugins for school counseling blogs.
Enter to win a free book!
Between now and 8/22 – be sure to enter to win a free book titled “The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School”. The book will be shipped directly to you. Check back here and your email for updates on the winner! Good luck!
This year, The Counseling Geek is teaming up The Middle School Counselor (Carol Miller) to up the ante even higher. I believe that through community donations and partnerships with sponsors – we can raise at least 5 full scholarships ($1,750) for the 2015 conference in Phoenix, AZ.
In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general overview and then focus on Blogger/WordPress.com.
You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both time and money).
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What really happens after you submit your application??
I always envisioned this dark room where a squat older bespectacled lady took pleasure in ripping my resume apart at the seams. Perhaps you think it goes into a black hole or in the bin. No matter what your vision is – you need to have a strategy when applying to jobs because you really never know who will be reviewing the applications.
Have you ever wanted to feel like you were the master of your technology? I thought so – now is the chance.
Lots of times, we counselors (and teachers or administrators) have an old desktop but also a laptop that we need to use for different purposes. What if you wanted or needed to use both? Did you know you can make a dual monitor setup at home or at work with out two monitors (but with two computers)? You can.
Cloud-based file storage wünderkind!
I have been using Dropbox for almost two years now, in both my professional and personal life. I use it so much that I now rarely store any documents on my local “My Docuements” folder, but most everything goes into Dropbox. Started in 2007 by MIT graduates, it quickly gained a strong following. They run on the “Freemium” model, which grants new users a free allocation of 2GB of cloud based storage. Users are able to earn more storage by referring new users and through other, more fun events they stage throughout the year. Last year, they held a large scavenger hunt throughout the internet for prizes and free storage space. Overall, it is a strong model and many companies are starting to implement this structure.
The following videos were recorded during National School Counseling Week 2013 in our first ever School Counseling On Air event. Recorded Sessions Sun Feb. 10th: Spreadsheet Sunday with Jeremy...