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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School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys
Jul05

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

…t the collected data, which is a pain. This is when it is time to use the gift that technology has given – Google Docs Forms. Forms is a in depth, yet simple and user-friendly method to survey students, teachers, parents, etc. and have the answers automatically entered into a table, ready to be analyzed. I have created a basic overview of Google Docs and the form feature, which I highly recommend watching before viewing this tutor…

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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 – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)
May30

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…ons. I could spend a while discussing this, but that is another topic and I may blog about it at another time. Google Docs (Recently Changed to Drive) – An Office In The Clouds Finally today, I want to briefly touch on our next focus – Google Documents (or Docs…now Drive). I will have a video blog going over the various tools, formats, and some problem areas that you can run into when using this in the next few days, however to get ready for…

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Google’s Nexus7- the iPad killer?
Jul27

Google’s Nexus7- the iPad killer?

…your exact specifications. I was able to get all the Apps I wanted easily and (mostly) free from the app store. Google, one of the most popular web service providers is high integrated into the N7 – coming with Chrome as the default  browser, a native Gmail client, and powerful Google search features including Maps/Navigation. That being said, the N7 is not perfect. When a perfect device comes out, I would li…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…“Cloud” (or digital storage on centralized servers that are accessible everywhere) in my posts about Google Docs. It allows users simplified collaboration, centralized access to their folders and files, and automatic backup options. From a school counselor’s point of view, Dropbox is a powerful tool that lets us distribute files (like: permission slips, scholarship info, application guidelines, graduation requirements, and anyth…

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

Back to School – Back to Connecting: A Linky Party

…related to school, then wonder why they fail their midterms… 1. My computer (specifically, things like Google Apps (email, docs, etc.). 2. My registrar (who has left me…but our new registrar should learn the ropes quickly) – she was my almost 2nd counselor and helped me tremendously. 3. ScheduleOnce – I wrote a blog post about this scheduling software, but being an only counselor and not having a dedicated secretary, I…

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Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube
Apr02

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

…at it helps with your search engine optimization or SEO, which determines the order that your website appears on Google, Bing, or Yahoo searches. This is especially beneficial to bloggers who are trying to get up to the top of the search results to drive traffic to your awesome content. Going up in the search results typically increases your reader base as well as your exposure to new readers or areas of the world. Google, one of the best and big…

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