ANFSCD – Free Father’s Day Card Activity

…zable father’s day card. Many students may not be able to afford any type of gift so this could be a cool activity to do with your students if you have access to a computer lab. You can help your students customize and send their dad a high quality card. Fathers play a vital role in students’ lives and many do not have a male father figure, so perhaps encourage them to create one for a male role model that they look up to. T…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, 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

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The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2
Mar29

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…Below you can see a few behind the scenes screenshots of Naviance: This slideshow requires JavaScript. A major activity that has helped establish this awareness and engagement is the use of Naviance’s Course Planner feature in all of my Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). Using your Student Information System (SIS), Naviance allows you to import all of your course data and be able to create a course list/catalog in Naviance. Throughout last…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e. 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 assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you ha…

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School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (2 of 2)
Feb14

School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (2 of 2)

…nd get some great books from my list! Social and restorative justice, mental health, girls/boys curriculum, and activity books galore! Earlier this fall – the school counselors in TTUSD were lucky enough to each be awarded a $600 grant from the Excellence in Education Foundation. This grant was to be used to help build a social justice library to use with students who get in trouble and hopefully help them learn from their mistakes. In Cali…

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School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (1 of 2)
Feb06

School Counselor Shopping List – Social and Restorative Justice Library Books & Curriculum (1 of 2)

…nd get some great books from my list! Social and restorative justice, mental health, girls/boys curriculum, and activity books galore! Earlier this fall – the school counselors in TTUSD were lucky enough to each be awarded a $600 grant from the Excellence in Education Foundation. This grant was to be used to help build a social and restorative justice library to use with students who get in trouble and hopefully help them learn from their m…

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Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life
Mar23

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

…ed to your laptop, etc). As you use your computer, you are no longer confined to a single document, webpage, or activity – your desktop now spans two large areas of screen real estate. Users are able to drag windows, applications, and other tools back and forth between the two windows with ease.   How can I use this at work?   Have you ever been working on a report, project, or presentation but are needing to reference another window for da…

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Post
Dec29

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Post

…ends, networking connections, and colleagues – plus access the best PLN I know of. Posts and social media activity have slowed some for me – with the fall being pretty busy at school and our new dog in the house. In 2014, I plan to improve resource posting through more video blogs, tech tools I have learned about in the last few months, tutorials for skills school counselors can use at school,and I hope to launch a new Udemy course fo…

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