Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic
Apr22

Taking back your time: Flipping your counseling sessions with Screencast-O-Matic

…optimize our lives. Yes – of course Angry Birds is not one of those things – but there are so many tools that we can take advantage of that free up portions of our lives. I really like to find those tools, figure out how to use them in the world of professional school counseling, and share them with you. This post is no different and has saved me tons of time to dedicate to working with students with more pressing needs. Flipping The…

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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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NVSCA 2015 – How to NOT be a leader & Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity Presentations
Feb08

NVSCA 2015 – How to NOT be a leader & Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity Presentations

…llowship”. In the breakout session focused on school counselor technology, we took a look at about 8 tech tools that help school counselors save time and be more efficient. Below are the slides from each presentation.    How to NOT Be A Leader – Jeff Ream NVSCA 2015   Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity – Jeff Ream NVSCA 2015 I love getting to speak at different events. Please see my professional portfolio or my s…

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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 implem…

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The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review
Jan18

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

…ts 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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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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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 have something si…

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