Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code
Apr05

Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

…s in the link for them to stumble over. In the past few months, I have been gathering data from students using surveys on SurveyMonkey and through GoogleDrive Forms (feel free to steal my College/Career Reporting Form by copying it to your drive). I have been providing students two methods of reporting: a paper survey to complete and a QR code linking them to the online version of the survey. As I keep providing these to students, more are…

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

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

…justify our processes, and let parents, administrators, and other stakeholders know how we are being effective. Surveys are a quick method to gather data from a large group of people that can be tabulated and compared or contrasted.  Typically, surveys appear in a paper format, which can be difficult to monitor and collect data from. Students lose the paper, forget it at home, or are simply bored with the format. Counselors also have to man…

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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 Technology Series: Google Docs Part 2

…1; I have embedded the form from the video using the embed method described. Please feel free to take the short survey to experience the user side of the form feature and see the end results. I have shared the form tool and the help page link that you can access if you are having problems or want to learn more. I am planning on covering more in-depth and specific uses of Google Docs in the future, but wanted to be sure everyone had the chance to…

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

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…y, we must maintain that approach. Allow me to give an example: If I worked in an inner-city school and after a survey to determine the amount of students and parents with smart-phones, the results showed that only 11% had smart-phones, it may not be prudent to spend a lot of time and money developing a smart-phone app. If you are going to adapt or adjust a program to include a new tech piece, be sure to find out if it will be helpful or hurtful….

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