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 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 Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…have used? Are administrators supportive, parents open to using things like Twitter, and students utilizing the tools you share? @Prof_Polzin: To be honest, I have gotten no feedback regarding the use of technology in the classroom from my administration. The university does their best to maintain the equipment that helps make it possible, so I see that as supportive. TCG: What speed bumps have you had to overcome when working to impl…

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The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review
Jan18

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

…s in schedules, and other things getting in the way. The majority of students who are logging in and using the tools are the upperclassmen who are researching careers and colleges in their advisory classes or at home. I have a departmental (department of one + intern) requirement that all seniors must add all schools to which they are applying to their accounts and reporting the college decisions. I am only seeing “Admitted” being re…

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School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014
Apr05

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

…ping 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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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 tools

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up
Aug25

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

…with ElegantThemes too (using the Divi theme). This Divi theme is one of ElegantTheme’s bread and butter tools. It is extremely customizable with many, many options that range from organization, color, and layout to page contents. They have a unique drag & drop tool to help build pages and custom areas of your site. Some may be intimidated at first, but if you are wanting to dig in and learn some new things – it is a great path t…

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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

…es and go through your blog with a fine toothed comb. You are looking for 3 things: 1. What are things/elements/tools you love about your current school counseling blog? 2. What are things that you want to change about your school counseling blog? 3. What are your goals with the new and improved blog once complete? If you can answer those questions (write them down!), you are on the path to optimizing your best features while getting rid of the o…

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