The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

…iew Series. I wanted to try to reach out and get some info, tips, and advice from fellow counselors about using technology in their counseling program. This is the first installment I have another one coming very soon, so stay tuned. The interviews will be held via different media – from a written interview (like this one) to video interviews over Skype/Google Hangouts. I am excited about this because I not only learn a lot myself, but I fe…

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

…is my first posting for the series on getting started with improving or introducing 21st Century Skills and new technology into your counseling program. This weeks edition is an intro to the series and I hope to quell some fears regarding getting started and talk a bit about where we will be going in the next few weeks. Hint: Google Docs, Wix.com (where this site is hosted), Counseling Time and Statistics programs, Powerpoint, Being Internet…

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

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

With great power comes great responsibility. As a self-proclaimed geek and technophile, I firmly believe that technology enhances our ability to provide positive supports and great comprehensive school counseling programs revolving around the ASCA National Model. I often write about these great tech tools and interesting ways to use technology in our day-to-day school counseling, but I want to take this post and share another side of the story….

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

School Counseling Technology – Basics and Beginnings (Post 2)

…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 11% had smart-phones, it may not be prudent to spend a lot of time and money developing a smart-phone app. If you…

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 down…

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