Tech Resources

For School Counselors

Blogs and Websites Related to Technology

SCOPE Full of info on tech resources focused on school counseling

SchoolCounselor.com Focused on advancing tech literacy of school counselors

School Counselor Blog This particular link will take you to a post about using Twitter

and/or you can see their #ASCA12 Tech Smackdown Presentation Info here. Other great school counselor resources are here too, not just technology.

Quick, Fun, Good for Day-to-Day

Countdown Timer Free countdown timers when a regular stopwatch won't do!

PollEverywhere The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices (think of texting responses to a real time poll). Free for up to 40 respondents.

Remind (Formerly Remind101) A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free.

Wordle A toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Putting it all together and bigger things

Livebinders Your 3-ring binder for the web. Collect your resources; Organize them neatly and easily; Make an Impression. Check out Cedar Falls HS Counseling Livebinder.

QR Creator Generate printable QR mobile phone-readable 2D barcodes containing a website URL, an email address, a phone number, a pre-formatted SMS message or just plain text to use as paper prints, DIY stickers, temporary tattoos or iron-on T-shirt transfers. (We used QRStuff for this).

Smore Spread the word with a flyer. You're looking at an example.

Prezi Make your presentations ZOOM! Say goodbye to PowerPoints!

Weebly Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly has an easy, drag & drop interface to create your own website. It's free, powerful, and professional.

See a DMPS Prezi posted on a Department Weebly.

And don't forget Google!

Google Hangout Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.

Google Docs Quickly create new documents and open existing ones. Share with others to edit together.

Google Forms Quickly collect information from your students, colleagues, or parents.

School Counselor Blogs

Since we're on the web anyway, thought we'd share some other school counseling related blogs we know and think are worth checking out:

School Counseling By Heart

Entirely Elementary

Savvy School Counselor

Life on the Fly

Or create your own with www.blogger.com or www.blogspot.com or www.wordpress.com