Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Sprucing It Up

…If you are a school counselor – you don’t need me to explain why free is good. I think we should make at least 4x as much as we do, considering our jobs – but alas…I am not in charge of the world. So free things are always awesome – especially when they are high quality free things. One of my most used sites I use when building websites, writing posts, and making my blog pop is FreeImages.com (formerly sxc.hu)….

Pathways To College – Free Resources

Pathways To College – Free Resources

…on bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label=”Fullwidth Header” title=”Pathways To College – Free Resources” subhead=”Free resources made available by Abbie Bates and her class at UCLA.” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”center” header_fullscreen=”on”…

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

…e contacts handy throughout the year for high school counselors, it makes this process easier each year. Some of you may have it even easier if you have a tool like Naviance. With Naviance, I simply have it prepare and print labels for any school that a student applied to in the last 10 years. It spits out just under 200 different schools from down the road to France and lets me put them on mailing labels really easily. Now if you don’t…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…xcel are our main focus) LibreOffice is an Open Source (aka free) version of MS Office (http://www.libreoffice.org/) “Good” web browser (not Internet Explorer) – I recommend either Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox – both free. I use Chrome. Tim Poynton’s EzAnalyze and TimeTracker Excel Add-In (free; http://www.ezanalyze.com/) Camtasia Video Production Software ($300; http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html) Expensive, but easy to use and…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…posts, and how to get started with your new WordPress install. A teaser for the posts following include my favorite plugins (i.e. super awesome tools!), sprucing up your site with themes – I suggest Elegant Themes (not free…but worth it), and how to find resources (free if possible) for enhancing your content.   Share this article with your friends and colleagues and please comment or email me with your success stories and…

Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors

Free Printable – Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors

…uide for School Counselors. This form will be helpful in planning and tracking your marketing plans. The format is based on the 4 D’s from Jeremy Goldman and my ASCA Magazine articles and ASCA presentation. Please feel free to share this with colleagues or edit it as you require, but please leave the attribution at the footer. Created for CASC 2014 and NMSCA 2014. [Tweet “I’m getting my marketing on with a FREE PR kit for…

Free resource – CA Community College Handbook

Free resource – CA Community College Handbook

Download this free community college resource Through a NACAC connection – I came across a great 4 year college advising handbook that I tweaked and made my own. Finishing the third year at my site – I feel like things revolving around academics and 4 year college are running very smooth. Next year I will be focusing on three things: 1- Social Emotional Development/Resiliency with 9th/10th graders, 2- Community College support and…

ANFSCD – Free Father’s Day Card Activity

Cardstore is offering a completely FREE (including shipping) customizable father’s day card. Many students may not be able to afford any type of gift so this could be a cool activity to do with your students if you have access to a computer lab. You can help your students customize and send their dad a high quality card. Fathers play a vital role in students’ lives and many do not have a male father figure, so perhaps encourage…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…r sites. Educators love cutesy design and fancy fonts – but this creates a terribly difficult blog for reading and using. One tip for re-design is to pay attention to your aesthetics and think readability. My go-to for free stock images is www.freeimages.com and you can find a million fonts at these two resources (you will have to go to geek zone to actually install it on WordPress – email me or Google): www.dafont.com &…

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