Security Bulletin – Keep Your Info…Yours (hint: Use LastPass)

…u should change your major passwords to randomly generated passwords and store them with LastPass to enhance your security. Keep yourself safe — it’s a dangerous world out there in cyberspace. Comment below if you have any questions or concerns – also feel free to email me or Tweet me. The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS, writes for The Counseling Geek. Connect with Jeff via email, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook….

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc label

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Permissions and Privacy

…o its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify The Counseling Geek at [email protected] Security Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your The Counseling Geek information is protected for your privacy and security. Changes to this Privacy Policy The Counseling Geek may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time….

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you ha…

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School Counseling in the Cloud – Keeping Safe with Drive, Box, and Dropbox
Jun06

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

…not understand how some of the tech works and how easy it may be to compromise data. Going over proper use and security of their technology and accounts seems basic, but something that should be covered each year in review and with every new hire in-depth. This covers things like strong passwords, yearly password changes, settings related to shared documents and folders, to simple things like CC and BCC settings in email and forwarding emails wi…

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Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen
Aug05

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…them by title usually works best. I will quickly high light a few of my favorite plugins to start with. iThemes Security This should be a first install – helps shore up some possible exploits and make sure your site and information is protected from would be hackers. Be sure to follow their directions and I would use their guided walk-through. Some tweaks may take more computer skills and editing some code. Do what you can. WordPress SEO SE…

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School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox
Jun21

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

…nd create an encrypted folder in your Dropbox folder or an encrypted drive that updates your folder). While the security of Dropbox is good, it is not fireproof and your students’ confidentiality is priority. Keep that in mind. Shameless Plug: Should you decide you want to download Dropbox, I have used my referral link in all the mentions of Dropbox thus far. It just gifts me 500MB of storage for sharing the service with new users. The foll…

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

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…s, always, always scan all downloads with an anti-virus program before opening the installer (I use Microsoft’s Security Essentials free program which is lightweight, well reviewed, and integrates in Windows). The following list is a good start for those wanting to improve their basic software and hardware. I will also use most of these during this series: Drop Box (www.dropbox.com) A Google Account (www.google.com) Webcam (Logitech & Dynex a…

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