Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

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).

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

This blog post will be discussing YouTube and all the power that it provides to school counselors everywhere. From morning school announcements to recording parent nights, the power of YouTube is unquestionable. As one of the most popular websites around the world, YouTube has created a huge name for itself in entertainment, education, and broadcast.

Tech Tool Video Blog: LucidChart

Tech Tool Video Blog: LucidChart

TCG takes a look at LucidChart

As I kick off my week of vacation (finally!) for Ski week, I wanted to get a new Vlog out to you. I started using LucidChart towards the end of last year for some scheduling documents at my site. It was handy for showing progressions, processes, or steps to take. Check out the video below for more info. Let me know what you think of LucidChart!

Introducing School Counseling on Air

Introducing School Counseling on Air

Get ready! A collaboration between many school counselor bloggers across the country is coming together to offer a new experience for many of us. During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4th – 10th, there will be nightly presentations hosted on Google...
A Guide to Digital Portfolios

A Guide to Digital Portfolios

Knock the socks off of your next interviewer!

Back in my undergraduate program, a project that was assigned in one of my technology courses was to develop a professional portfolio utilizing a high-tech tool. I used PowerPoint to build an easy to navigate and professional looking “program” that will allow interviewers, principals, and other stakeholders to view all my qualifications (resume, cover letter, transcripts) and showcase my technological skills at the same time.

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

Gather Powerful Data to Drive Curriculum Using Google Docs Forms Counseling programs are driven by data and following the ASCA National Model. We want to make data based decisions in our programs, justify our processes, and let parents, administrators, and other...
Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Power-Up your Pro-D This week’s entry will be a video blog help you learn how to utilize, navigate, and maximize your learning through Coursera.org. Coursera is an online learning community that collaborates with top Universities like Stanford and Princeton to...
School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

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.

School Counseling Technology Series: Google Docs Part 2

Google Docs: Forms, Spreadsheets, and Drawings Welcome back to the second part of the School Counseling Technology Series featuring Google Docs. This is the second video blog entry of the two part general overview and walkthrough of Google Docs. In this video, you...

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