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

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…and provide them to users like us in one convenient place. Many of the programs on these websites are primarily free or free-to-try, but there are paid versions listed as well. There are words of wisdom to pass along about these two sites – for the number of good pieces of software to download, there are two terrible ones. All software is screened and virus tested by the sites, but they do not scan out stuff called “bloat-ware” and other annoyan…

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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 them…

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FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]
Feb01

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

You did not misread it – it is that time of the year. I am proud to announce the opening of the 2014 ASCA School Counseling Community Scholarship. Thanks to generous donations from companies like Hobsons and Universal Technical Institute in addition to donations from counselor colleagues (thanks to Erin Mason, Franciene Sabens, Matthew Meyers, Darrel Sampson, Cynthia Morton, & several other donors who wish to remain anonymous) –…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…es, it quickly gained a strong following. They run on the “Freemium” model, which grants new users a free allocation of 2GB of cloud based storage. Users are able to earn more storage by referring new users and through other, more fun events they stage throughout the year. Last year, they held a large scavenger hunt throughout the internet for prizes and free storage space. Overall, it is a strong model and many companies are starting…

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Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA
Feb03

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

…kes Perfect Educators can’t be with every student as they fill out FAFSA. To provide support BigFuture created a free FAFSA webinar that walks students, section by section, through an actual FAFSA application. Familiescan access the free FAFSA webinar 24/7 on their terms. FAFSA can change a student’s life forever. Following this map can help extend your activities withstudents and guide them to a better future. The blog author, Jeffrey Ream…

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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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Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code
Apr05

Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

…t I have bookmarked and utilize is Kaywa QR Code (http://qrcode.kaywa.com/). The basic functions of the site are free, but they do also sell upgraded features like analytics, dynamic QR codes, etc. For our purposes, getting the free stuff is good and will suffice. Once you have your link to your survey, document, signup, website, phone number, or contact info – just select the appropriate field on the site and paste your link. From there &…

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Guest Post: The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search
Mar12

Guest Post: The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search

Guest Post by Alexis Bonari of www.collegescholarships.org The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search Technology is a great ally in your search for the perfect college and the scholarships to help fund it. Of course, the Internet is a great way to research opportunities and to find the information you need, and there are many sites that offer you great databases and other tools. However, there are  many apps that can help you to man…

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