A Guide to Digital Portfolios

A Guide to Digital Portfolios

Knock the socks off of your next interviewer!

Back in my undergraduate program, a project that was assigned in one of my technology courses was to develop a professional portfolio utilizing a high-tech tool. I used PowerPoint to build an easy to navigate and professional looking “program” that will allow interviewers, principals, and other stakeholders to view all my qualifications (resume, cover letter, transcripts) and showcase my technological skills at the same time.

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

School Counseling Techonlogy Series: Using Google Docs Form for Surveys

Gather Powerful Data to Drive Curriculum Using Google Docs FormsCounseling programs are driven by data and following the ASCA National Model. We want to make data based decisions in our programs, justify our processes, and let parents, administrators, and other...
Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Power-Up your Pro-DThis week’s entry will be a video blog help you learn how to utilize, navigate, and maximize your learning through Coursera.org. Coursera is an online learning community that collaborates with top Universities like Stanford and Princeton to...
The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

Portal 2 is coming to the classroom:Valve, the creators of games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Portal, has launched it’s “STEAM for SCHOOLS” program and I think it is something to check out! Valve has adapted its...

Help Me – Help You!

Fundraising For You!Update (7/30): We have raised $290 (as of 7/30/12) with $2610 to go to reach my goal. Remember, that all funds go towards YOU — the counselors/educators. If we reach the goal, we fund a Pro-D workshop for a district — if we fall short,...
School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

School Counseling Technology Series: Dropbox

Cloud-based file storage w√ľnderkind!

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 cloud based storage. Users are able to earn more storage by referring new users and through other, more fun events they stage throughout the year. Last year, they held a large scavenger hunt throughout the internet for prizes and free storage space. Overall, it is a strong model and many companies are starting to implement this structure.