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

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…ions (i.e. dropbox and your physical hard drive). In WordPress – backing up looks like an Export under the Tools menu in your Admin area and make sure you select all content. In Blogger – you go to settings and then blog tools. Select download blog. (See the bottom of this post for some more in-depth tutorials by other people!) We have a few backups of your current blog and are ready to start working with WordPress. If you have alread…

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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

…y fix that keeps your sitemap up to date and notifies Google when any changes happen. Disqus and akismet are two tools to help with comment management. The comment system within WordPress is not stellar, but with these two tools – you can superpower your reader interaction. Disqus is a plugin that you install through the Disqus website and allows users to have accounts across websites that use the tool and provides an easier and more aesthe…

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