Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

…om 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 utilizing the online QR route than paper. This cuts down on manual data entry (by me or…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, 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. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

What Next When Marketing and Communication Fails?

What Next When Marketing and Communication Fails?

…mail reminded parents about the event the prior night, let them know that for various reasons nobody was able to attend, and that I would love their feedback to help me – help them. I also created a short, two question survey on TypeForm (my new go-to survey platform). One question asked what they needed from me to complete the FAFSA. Questions included things like “FAFSA? What’s That”, “I have a few questions but…

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

…d 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 manually input the collected…

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. 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…

Home – The Counseling Geek

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School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…using programs like Rosetta Stone (http://www.rosettastone.com/) to develop a new language skill can help your program. Do your research before starting off on your quest or you may be wasting your time and/or money. Create surveys & questionnaires (http://www.surveymonkey.com/), have focus groups, and obtain feedback from all stakeholders regarding your ideas and intentions. I could spend a while discussing this, but that is another topic…

School Counseling Technology Series: Google Docs Part 2

…something new. It will boost your data gathering skills and information base substantially. Below the video – 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…

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