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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…gram will be valuable to all counselors out in the blog world. I hope to make this a semi-regular series on The Counseling Geek, but that will take help from all you counselors. If you would like to help me by volunteering to let me interview you, please email me, send me a Tweet, or message on Facebook, letting me know you want to interview. You do not have to be a tech guru or even know a huge amount about using technology in counseling &#8211…

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The Counseling Geek Tech Highlight: Any.Do
Sep29

The Counseling Geek Tech Highlight: Any.Do

My Go To…To-Do Tool. Until about 7 months ago I had a stupid phone. I had gone through 4 other stupid phones and I had kept reverting to my first ever cell phone – the Motorola Razor Flip Phone. Needless to say, they don’t build phones to last very long any more, but finally old faithful died. So I made the plunge into the smart phone (Tech: Great – Wallet: Eeek). Long story short – I got the Android Samsung Galaxy…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

Highlighting two tools: one for your students and one for you! Learnerator.com The first tool that I want to highlight for you may come a little late for you high school counselors this year, but a good time to get it setup for the next. Learnerator is a website and AP Test study aid that my students have really enjoyed. I have heard pretty good reviews from students and teachers regarding the usefulness and I know it is pretty inexpensive for a…

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School Counseling Technology – An Overview and Introduction (Video Blog)

…p; Subscribe for updates): http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCounselingGeek How to start implementing technology in your counseling program series: Most are nerveous about how to start or resistant! Technology is growing exponentially – Moore’s Law tells # of transistors on chip double every 18 – 24 months. Makes buying technology start getting inexpensive! What I hope to do: Debunk some fear…

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Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year
Jun08

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…original authors): School Counselor Program Handbook for Advisory Councils (.pdf) ASAI Redesigning School Counseling – Advisory Meetings (whole meeting agendas and handouts) I decided to not go from no advisory team to a full-on 100% functioning team in my first shot. My goals were to gather interested parties, have a group of stakeholders I can bounce ideas off of (especially useful in a counseling department of 1), share data/resu…

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Consulting & Professional Development Services
Apr04

Consulting & Professional Development Services

Get out of that rut! Are you stuck in the “stone age” with your counseling program, department, or division? Not sure where to start with your epic quest into the 21st century and beyond? Would you like some hands on training with some of the newest tools available to counselors? What about some help developing a school counseling marketing plan? Have no fear! Jeff Ream, writer and founder of TheCounselingGeek.com, is now available…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen
Aug05

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog 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 school counseling 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 school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general o…

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School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)
May30

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…overview via video blog about what I hope to cover in this series, what you can expect to feel when learning new tech skills, and helping calm some fears. This week, I will give you a few resources on where to start to acquire basic software needs (which we will utilize in upcoming posts), steps a counseling program should take to determine what types of initiatives they should tackle, and a foundation on the first program I will be covering…

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