School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

Cloud-based file storage wünderkind! I have been using Dropbox for almost two years now, in both my professional and personal life. I use it so much that I now rarely store any documents on my local “My Docuements” folder, but most everything goes into Dropbox. Started in 2007 by MIT graduates, it quickly gained a strong following. They run on the “Freemium” model, which grants new users a free allocation of 2GB of cloud…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, 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

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e. 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 assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you ha…

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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

…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 tools. Select download blog. (See the bottom of this post for some more in-depth tutorials by other people!) We have…

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Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party
Jul30

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

…sible. I can easily keep things organized with they are on my computer. Using things like Google Drive and Dropbox, I have neatly organized folders that are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection (including my phone). Again, check out how to join this Linky Party here: School Counselor Space The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS, writes for The Counseling Geek. Connect with Jeff via email, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook….

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School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)
May30

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…o 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 Source (aka free) version of MS Office (http://www.libreoffice.org/) “Good” web browser (not Intern…

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Google’s Nexus7- the iPad killer?
Jul27

Google’s Nexus7- the iPad killer?

…tion 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 to have a problem or see a flaw. Granted, I am not an Android aficionado, so take that with a grain of salt…

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