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

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

…c overview of Google Docs and the form feature, which I highly recommend watching before viewing this tutorial (especially if you are unfamiliar with Google Docs). This video blog’s main focus is to teach you about using the “Go To” feature of the forms. A simple survey is easily created using the basic functions to add the different types of questions and spit out the results – but what if you want to different…

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

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

…u go to settings and then blog tools. Select download blog. (See the bottom of this post for some more in-depth tutorials by other people!) We have a few backups of your current blog and are ready to start working with WordPress. If you have already purchased your hosting and domain service – great! If not, visit this post to read the first steps. Log into your hosting provider and many of the large names (the two I mentioned: Bluehost and…

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Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube
Apr02

Put the You in YouTube – A Guide to Getting Started with YouTube

Welcome back to another tech tool tutorial on The Counseling Geek. This blog post will be discussing YouTube and all the power that it provides to school counselors everywhere. From morning school announcements to recording parent nights, the power of YouTube is unquestionable. As one of the most popular websites around the world, YouTube has created a huge name for itself in entertainment, education, and broadcast. Did you know that there over…

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

… 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 downloadab…

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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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#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob
Jun19

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…o great resources. If you are not on twitter yet, I cannot implore you enough to get on before #ASCA14. A great tutorial via Dr. Erin Mason and Danielle Schultz at www.scope4scs.org is linked to here. While at home or ASCA this year, to follow the happenings, there are two key hashtags: #ASCA14 and #scchat. Both of these will hit trending status during the several days on Twitter and be ready to get educated! Don’t worry though – thes…

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

…/Blackberry) and syncs passwords you save on your PC with your phone and other devices. Instead of an in-depth tutorial by me – I will link you to two very thorough walkthroughs (why re-work the wheel right?) and offer my assistance should you have any problems or questions (free tech support?). Beginners Guide to LastPass [Lifehacker] Intermediate Guide to LastPass [Lifehacker] If you do decide to make the switch over, you should change…

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