School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…or folder (with the included files) to any website, email, or twitter post you can imagine. Users can preview the file in their browser or download the file to their computer (but not change the document on your computer or Dropbox folder). Dropbox is not needed by the people accessing the shared link. Dropbox.com Sharing Option Right Click Menu Integration In today’s world, 2GB (Gigabytes = ~1000MB) is not a huge number, but for storing…

School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox

School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox

…full featured as the Microsoft Office Suite, the price is perfect for most school districts and many are “going Google” – mine did two years ago and we haven’t looked back. With both Google Drive and Dropbox (see the links for more info on these tools or install Dropbox), a super awesome tool is that folders and individual documents can be shared and developed collaboratively. For example, at my school, we in the recent…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc label. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…u do anything – you need to go backup your current blog! If I could make this sentence 3D and spin – I would. Do not skip this step. In fact – do it twice and store the files in two separate locations (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…

Google’s Nexus7- the iPad killer?

Google’s Nexus7- the iPad killer?

…the front facing camera, but it is primarily for video chat. I wouldn’t pay for it, but there is also no option for 3G service with the device, like some iPads have. It does play nice with things like Google Drive and Dropbox so that allows you to extend your storage space, only downloading what you need but still having access to all your cloud based files. The Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system is fast, functional, and I have yet…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…ch is lightweight, well reviewed, and integrates in Windows). The following list is a good start for those wanting to improve their basic software and hardware. I will also use most of these during this series: Drop Box (www.dropbox.com) A Google Account (www.google.com) Webcam (Logitech & Dynex are good brands, some laptops have them included) Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are our main focus) LibreOffice is an Open…

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