The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…ogy can be fun and educational at the same time–something I hope they take into their future careers. Tech tools like Blackboard have helped me save paper and made it much easier for students to locate information.  TCG: How receptive have other stakeholders been to the technology you have used? Are administrators supportive, parents open to using things like Twitter, and students utilizing the tools you share? @Prof_Polzin:&nbs…

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School Counselor Tech Tools: PDFmerge! & Compress PDF
Apr11

School Counselor Tech Tools: PDFmerge! & Compress PDF

PDF Tools: PDFMerge! and Compress PDF – Tools for School Counselors (And Teachers!)   Many times, when I am working with PDF (Portable Document Format) files, I run into a few common issues. First is that I have a few different pages from different files that I want to put into one PDF file. Whether this is because I am pulling together a lesson plan from a few different resources or because I am using CutePDF (<- an extra tool fo…

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The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review
Jan18

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

…221;. Students, parents, and staff are slowly but consistently becoming more aware of the different and powerful tools that their Family Connection account holds. Just today I sat with a parent and student and showed off the college search tools and they were amazed. Things were said like “that is awesome” and “did you know you could do that?”. It is a slow process. I would be lying if I said I was where I thought I would…

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Consulting & Professional Development Services
Apr04

Consulting & Professional Development Services

…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 for consultant and professional development services. As a practicing professional school counselor and tech geek, Jeff will work with you to find tool…

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School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014
Apr05

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

…pping List. Just a reminder that this type of post is a by-monthly series that highlights a few tried and tested tools that you may want to add to your shopping list – be it tech tools, apps, books, or plain old helpful office items – you may find it here. Always looking for suggestions as well so please email them or comment away! Tools: Safco Model 10-Pocket Magazine Rack, Black Onyx (5… (Price: ~$60 USD)   We…

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eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

…actions. There is a service called Raptivity that provides templates (180+) which you can modify and use in your classroom. This is a paid service and I have not actually used it, but it would be worth checking out. They have very interesting tools like interactive flash cards and other on demand items that you can integrate into lessons and/or your class webpage. [Edudemic] The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS, writes for The Counseling Geek….

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Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party
Jul30

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

  Jumping into my first “Linky Party” So if this is new to you, like it is for me, head over to Franciene Saben’s blog School Counselor Space and get in on the fun. It is basically a series of questions that you, as a blogger, answer along with many other writers. After heading home from ASCA 2013, I am connected to so many new people – I am going to be making more of an effort to participate and reflect on a…

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School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients
Feb26

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

It is my pleasure to announce… For this year’s School Counselor Community Scholarship for ASCA 2014, our two full scholarship ($350 counselors / $269 grad students) recipients are (drum roll please):   Bridget Helms of Jane Ball Elementary School in Cedar Lake, IN Katie Powers, Graduate student at Brandman University in San Diego, CA   A partial scholarship ($175) is being awarded to:   Karon Parrish of Star City Middle Scho…

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