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

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

…initiative are optimistic that the Teach With Portals project will have the same results – creating a fun learning environment that increases student interest in the STEM fields. What is this Portal 2? When Valve created Portal and its successor, Portal 2 — they stepped away from their successful, albeit typical, genre of shooter style games (which are significantly too violent for schools). Portal 2 teases the brain and is a puzzle b…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…did a short overview via video blog about what I hope to cover in this series, what you can expect to feel when learning new tech skills, and helping calm some fears. This week, I will give you a few resources on where to start to acquire basic software needs (which we will use in upcoming posts), steps a counseling program should take to determine what types of initiatives they should tackle, and a foundation on the first program I will be cover…

eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

…230;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 use in your classroom. This is a paid service and I have not actually used it, but it would be worth checking out….

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…I say some, most people reading this blog are not of this group) educators will go to avoid having to continue learning. (More after the page break!) We get to choose now! I was ecstatic to be finished with my undergraduate degree and moving onto grad school, taking classes that I was really passionate about — choosing the classes that I had to take and wanted to take. And now, being finished with graduate school — I find myself exci…

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

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

…that creates encrypted folders wherever you want to put them. The link brings you to a page explaining that the software 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 (Ins…

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