Technology is a wonderful tool to create strong comprehensive school counseling programs, but it also carries risk. Learn how to secure and implement best practices with your cloud storage and apps with this post.
One FREE tool that is a great way to start your flipping is Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) as a school counselor. Learn how and more in this article! Take back your valuable time through the flipping technique.
A three year review of Naviance Family Connection – from a high school counselor perspective.
If your day is anything like my day in the school counseling office – you answer tons of emails. Many emails sound oddly similar too. I get many emails each day requesting meetings and appointments, a schedule change, a transcript, etc. I am sure you do too. Typing out each reply is a waste of time and finger stamina. Thank goodness someone at Google had that thought too and created a super simple but mega-powerful Gmail Labs tool – Canned Responses.
I created a 5 minute screen share video to quickly go from zero to canned response guru and taking minutes of your day back with each email.
As the 2014 year wraps up, like most bloggers – I want to spend a little time reviewing some of my favorite posts of the year. If you just started following this blog – this is a great opportunity to catch up on what you missed out on earlier this year.
Check out the latest video blog from The Counseling Geek (www.thecounselinggeek.com) – Learn about how to use custom Google Maps to post things like college admissions, local community resources, and more! (Updated Nov. 2015)
Many times, when I am working with PDF (Portable Document Format) files, I run into a few common issues. First is that I have a few different pages from different files that I want to put into one PDF file. Whether this is because I am pulling together a lesson plan from a few different resources or because I am using CutePDF (<- an extra tool for you!) to print some Microsoft Word pages to PDF's - a simple, web-based tool is available to us to get the job done.
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.
Yesterday, I posted a blog post about Mouse Without Borders – a program that lets you use one mouse/keyboard to control multiple separate computers. However, what if you only have one computer? Did you know that there have been multiple studies (like this and this) showing the increased efficiency and productivity through using a two (or dual) monitor setup at work or home? It is true and totally awesome.