The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

…at you can look through and practice using Portal 2 or give the program a trial run. Forums are available for help and support. Encourage your teachers and administrators to look into this free offering from Valve to enhance learning opportunities in multiple learning styles. Please share this article with your teacher friends and administrators via Twitter, E-Mail, Facebook, Google+, or word of mouth! The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS,…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…nt 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 annoyances such as automatically installing vendor bars…

eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

…in another format. When we use technology, we do so to improve and enhance our lessons, programs, or processes…not duplicate or completely replace (in most cases). Luckily for those of us who cannot code a new piece of software – someone has taken on that burden and helped educators be able to create your own learning interactions. There is a service called Raptivity that provides templates (180+) which you can modify and…

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…and strengthened. So what? Now that you are counseling, teaching, or running a school — you have done a lot of heavy “lifting” (those text books can get heavy), but don’t let yourself get out of your learning routine. You have to continue pouring in knowledge through professional development opportunities. I am going to cover several opportunities from various, differentiated learning avenues you can take. Most school…

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

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

…tware is no longer under development but still secure with downloads at the bottom. I use it and am confident in its function, but you can also look into BitLocker for Windows too. For school counseling purposes – this software is handy, pretty easy to use, and will keep those out that need to be kept out. I do use Dropbox (Install here) to store some of these folders because the encrypted folder makes it impossible (nearly) to access…

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