2014-2015 Counseling Geek Financial Year In Review

2014-2015 Counseling Geek Financial Year In Review

Keeping it transparent. Hello faithful and fellow Geek. As promised last year when I started loosely “monetizing” this blog with affiliate ads from Amazon, I want to provide a brief yearly review of the ins and outs of The Counseling Geek. This analysis will be from July 1, 2014 to May 6th, 2015 (not because that is a year but this is when I have time to write it up). What’s going out? The table below will show you the…

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

…Naviance – I see it becoming more of a staple in our curriculum and in mainstream classes. I encourage schools to see if it is a good solution for your student body and counseling departments. Official Geek Rating: Note: Jeff or The Counseling Geek is not sponsored by nor compensated by Naviance or it’s maker – Hobsons. While they are supporters of several scholarship donations – it is not tied to any review or…

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

As the 2014 year wraps up, like most bloggers – I want to spend a little time reviewing some of my favorite school counselor focused posts of the year. If you just started following this blog – this is a great opportunity to catch up on what you missed out on earlier this year. I also want to encourage you to go back into the archives and checkout some of the older posts. There are a lot of posts you may be interested in before…

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…the series by clicking one of the buttons below: The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review Going on year three – we are starting to see results! To be fair and completely honest – my school is really only at about year 1.5 of true implementation school-wide. However, in that one and a half…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc label. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

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School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox

School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox

…times do not understand how some of the tech works and how easy it may be to compromise data. Going over proper use and security of their technology and accounts seems basic, but something that should be covered each year in review and with every new hire in-depth. This covers things like strong passwords, yearly password changes, settings related to shared documents and folders, to simple things like CC and BCC settings in email and forwarding…

School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014

School Counselor Shopping List – February/March 2014

…its they really want to know while not sitting through the bits they don’t. One note: highly encourage parents to attend if possible, the video is not a replacement for being there and getting to ask questions. Overall review – it is a good buy for the money. You can spend as much or as little on a camera as you like, but from my review research and working with some of our audio visual inclined students – this was the one for…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also…

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