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

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

Portal 2 is coming to the classroom: Valve, the creators of games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal, has launched it’s “STEAM for SCHOOLS” program and I think it is something to check out! Valve has adapted its game delivery service, Steam, for use in the school environment and has its sights set on helping the future generations through using Portal 2 to develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

Good day counselors, teachers, administrators, or other interested folks. Last week I 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…

eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

Raptivity Example The Attention Battle Teachers, counselors, and all educators are finding the challenge of captivating our students is ever increasing. With the popularity of younger and younger students playing video games, using smart phones, and demanding a higher level of interactivity in their lives — how can we keep up? Edudemic posted an article claiming that one possible solution can be to integrate interactive courseware into…

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

We have to eat what we teach! How many times do we tell our students to keep pursuing their educations and use words like “lifelong learners”? I would venture a pretty safe guess of at least daily if not many times a day. This is sound advice and one that we should be working our hardest to plant in our students minds, but I feel that educators often conveniently remove themselves from this goal/requirement. Why should we get the…

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Using Canva in your School Counseling Program

Using Canva in your School Counseling Program

Why do I need to worry about graphic design? School counselors have a lot to offer. Our core curriculum, sharing of data with stake holders, promoting opportunities to students and parents and so much more. We offer so much that it keeps is up to our necks in busy. It’s hard to justify spending time learning and creating interesting graphics to support our efforts and that is understandable. Stick with me today and I hope to show you that…

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

All About The “1 to 2” – A School Wide Program Focused on Studying

One of the number one skills I see high school students struggle with is the great mystery of studying. A constant comment I get is “…but I am done with my homework!”. In high school – some students can get by with minimal studying efforts – I was one of these students myself. However, I also know from firsthand experience that the collegiate expectations are completely different. I was smacked in the face with the…

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

Making your blog reading easier! If you are anything like me, you consume information like you are drinking from a fire hose. The constant influx from social media, network news, and all of our favorite school counseling blogs can quickly become overwhelming. You may have some other similarities to me like trying to keep up with your learning efficiently. Luckily for both of us – there are ways to help streamline our information feeds…

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