Welcome!
May30

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to The Counseling Geek – a blog for school counselors, academic advisors, program coordinators, and/or other employees of the educational system. This blog is for those who love utilizing technology to its fullest, would like to learn more about how to use technology in a very person-focused field, and for someone who has never used a computer for more than browsing the internet and sending email. I promise as I develop…

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Welcome to the IMPROVED Counseling Geek Site
Apr04

Welcome to the IMPROVED Counseling Geek Site

After some heavy lifting, flexing of digital muscles, and a few headaches – I am pleased to bring you the new and refreshed site. I had been thinking about updating for a time now and planned on getting it done in the summer, but gave it a shot over my spring break. There will be updates, changes, and a few errors here and there – but hopefully it will provide you with a new and improved user experience. I made the jump from Blogger…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…rview (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 labe…

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School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014
Apr05

School Counselor Shopping List: April – May 2014

  Welcome to part two of the School Counselor Shopping List. Just a reminder that this type of post is a by-monthly series that highlights a few tried and tested tools that you may want to add to your shopping list – be it tech tools, apps, books, or plain old helpful office items – you may find it here. Always looking for suggestions as well so please email them or comment away! Tools: Safco Model 10-Pocket Magazine R…

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The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling
Oct02

The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling

Welcome to the second part of my trek to integrate Naviance (@Naviance) into my counseling curriculum. You can find the first post of the series here. Since my last post, I have had a few new things come up while building my case for bringing Naviance to my school. I met with my principal and registrar a few weeks ago and had a good discussion with them laying out the great features that Naviance offers. They were both supportive and prov…

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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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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)
Sep14

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason)

Welcome back and I am super excited to bring one of my most used resources and also one of the biggest names in Counseling Technology to you via the next installment of The Counseling Geek’s Interview Series. I was incredibly honored the Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason) of DePaul University and SCOPE – the School Counselors’ Online Professional Exchange – was able to join me for a quick but very informative and innovate inter…

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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 atten…

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