The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…Twitter, they have helped maintain the relationships I had with students because it enables us to stay connected.  TCG: Is there anything you would do different, looking back at the process of starting to integrate technology into your counseling program? @Prof_Polzin: The only regret I have is not getting more people on board to begin with. I could use someone to help bounce some ideas off regarding the use of technology….

School Counseling Technology – An Overview and Introduction (Video Blog)

…blets in the Classroom, and others. For more video blogs or to view this Video Blog posting on YouTube, please visit (& Subscribe for updates): http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCounselingGeek How to start implementing technology in your counseling program series: Most are nerveous about how to start or resistant! Technology is growing exponentially – Moore’s Law tells # of transistors on chip double every 18 – 24 months….

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

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

…shoot their tech is “Technology is great except when it doesn’t work”. The great (and repetitious) Spiderman line of “with great power comes great responsibility” rings very true with the use of technology. Because of the ability to do so many cool and useful things – an inherent risk of abuse is the flip side of the story. [Tweet “”Technology is great…except when it doesn’t…

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School Counseling Technology Series – Google Docs Part 1 (Video Blog)

This week’s entry in the School Counseling Technology Series will cover part one of the Google Docs tutorial I have planned for you. This is a (most likely) two part video blog covering the different aspects of Google Docs, how we can use these powerful tools as educators, and a quick tutorial on how to use each program within Google Docs. Google recently changed their Google Docs to Google Drive, which has a…

School Counseling Technology Series: Google Docs Part 2

Google Docs: Forms, Spreadsheets, and Drawings Welcome back to the second part of the School Counseling Technology Series featuring Google Docs. This is the second video blog entry of the two part general overview and walkthrough of Google Docs. In this video, you will see the form function, spreadsheet function, and drawing function in action. In my opinion – the form feature is the most valuable tool from Google Docs, so pay attention…

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…o We Need? What Do Our Students’ Need? A good counseling program is always evaluating the needs of their students and attempting to respond and prevent any negative results while increasing positive outcomes. When looking at technology, 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…

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

Cloud-based file storage wünderkind! I have been using Dropbox for almost two years now, in both my professional and personal life. I use it so much that I now rarely store any documents on my local “My Docuements” folder, but most everything goes into Dropbox. Started in 2007 by MIT graduates, it quickly gained a strong following. They run on the “Freemium” model, which grants new users a free allocation of 2GB of…

Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

Counseling Technology Series: The Ever Useful QR Code

Why would anyone want to utilize these strange little squares? The following YouTube video explains QR codes in about 2 minutes so instead of writing a detailed description – please take a second to watch the short clip. Following the clip, I will be talking about some ways that I have been using QR codes at school. How do counselors use these QR codes? Wonderful question! I have been using them more and more with students when I am…

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