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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin
Aug07

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

Welcome to the newly created TCG Interview Series. I wanted to try to reach out and get some info, tips, and advice from fellow counselors about using technology in their counseling program. This is the first installment I have another one coming very soon, so stay tuned. The interviews will be held via different media – from a written interview (like this one) to video interviews over Skype/Google Hangouts. I am excited about this beca…

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School Counseling Technology – An Overview and Introduction (Video Blog)

This is my first posting for the series on getting started with improving or introducing 21st Century Skills and new technology into your counseling program. This weeks edition is an intro to the series and I hope to quell some fears regarding getting started and talk a bit about where we will be going in the next few weeks. Hint: Google Docs, Wix.com (where this site is hosted), Counseling Time and Statistics programs, Powerpoint, Being In…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Google Docs Part 2

Google Docs: Forms, Spreadsheets, and Drawings Welcome back to the second part of the School Counseling Technology Series featuring Google Docs. This is the second video blog entry of the two part general overview and walkthrough of Google Docs. In this video, you will see the form function, spreadsheet function, and drawing function in action. In my opinion – the form feature is the most valuable tool from Google Docs, so pay atten…

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School Counseling Technology Series – Google Docs Part 1 (Video Blog)

This week’s entry in the School Counseling Technology Series will cover part one of the Google Docs tutorial I have planned for you. This is a (most likely) two part video blog covering the different aspects of Google Docs, how we can use these powerful tools as educators, and a quick tutorial on how to use each program within Google Docs. Google recently changed their Google Docs to Google Drive, which has a down…

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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

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general o…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…de sharing PowerPoint slideshows (you can also use Google Docs or websites like Slideshare), providing access to counseling program documents, and collaborative data collection in the counseling department. One thing I do want to cover is that I would not recommend storing case notes on Dropbox (unless you want to get more in depth and create an encrypted folder in your Dropbox folder or an encrypted drive that updates your folder). While the se…

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Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code
Apr05

Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

Why would anyone want to utilize these strange little squares? The following YouTube video explains QR codes in about 2 minutes so instead of writing a detailed description – please take a second to watch the short clip. Following the clip, I will be talking about some ways that I have been using QR codes at school. How do counselors use these QR codes? Wonderful question! I have been using them more and more with students when…

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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

Giving your new blog that pizzazz it needs If you have been reading along with the Building A Better School Counseling Blog series – you will know this is the third entry, so we have already made several big strides. If you are just joining the series, the other two posts of this three post series (at least three for the time being) can be found at the following links: #1 – The First Steps #2 – Making It Happen This post will b…

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