SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #128
October 10, 2011
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to advance counselors' level of technological literacy, application,
and integration. You will find practical solutions and answers to
technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as
counselor. If you would like to share a tip or trick, or if you
would like to ask a question, e-mail Russ Sabella at
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Top 5 Training Topics for School Counselors
New videos have been added since the last issue:
Texting Doubles a Driver's Reaction
Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the
Studio School | Video on TED.com
Raghava KK: Shake up your story |
Video on TED.com
In My Mind
Focusing on the solution
Flubaroo - Grading Made Easy
Guy Kawasaki 10-20-30 Presentation
Talk To Me: Kevin McHale for The
Cyberbully - Watch the full movie
Seventeen-year-old Taylor Hillridge receives a laptop for her
birthday and is excited about the possibilities and freedom offered
by the internet. However, events take a drastic turn for the worse
when Taylor is bullied online by her classmates.
Think Before You Speak - Fitting
Privacy Student Intro Video - The
Digital Dossier - YouTube
iBand HD | Amazing! 24 Piece iPad
Performance In School
Dog jumps up with joy
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TIPS AND TRICKS
Free PDF to Word Converter
Delete Your Account
Information on how to delete your account from all of the
major social networking, blogging, shopping, etc. sites and services
across the web.
Quickly Look Up the Definition of
Any Word in Google Docs
When you're in Google Docs and want to check the definition
of a word, all you need to do is type the word (or select an
existing one) and perform a quick keyboard shortcut. For Windows
users, that shortcut is Control+Shift+Y. For Mac users, it's
Command+Shift+Y. That'll bring up the definition and provide you
with the ability to look up more words if you like. It's simple and
can be a really useful tool when you're writing. For a
demonstration, check out the video here:
Microsoft PowerPoint: Example Slide
Effects with Instructions
Contacts Sync - Sync Outlook
Contacts with Gmail Contacts
Contacts Sync is a FREE software to synchronize contacts
between Outlook and Gmail.
TeachersFirst - Calendar
This clickable calendar listing provides reviewed curriculum
resources in a snap, connecting your classroom to events and
observances in the world outside of school: holidays, anniversaries,
seasonal events, and commemorations. Glance ahead a month or two,
and click to find TeachersFirst's rich resources and classroom
7 Sticky Notes - Windows 7 Style
Sticky Notes for your Desktop!
7 Sticky Notes is a good 100% free desktop notes software
that creates Sticky Notes directly
on your Desktop.
What is the cloud? What are the
benefits of the cloud? - Tech-Recipes
The nebulous phrase “the cloud” has entered our daily lives.
Many companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon are
adding cloud services as quickly as possible. New and existing
companies are rushing to create new cloud applications. Read more:
Bring New Life To PowerPoint Slides
With Dozens Of Exciting Free Tools & Resources
Emerging Education Technology
There are so many of these cool free templates available on the
Internet today. Click
to access a preconfigured search of Microsoft’s Office Site, set up
to return dozens of articles with hundreds of free templates for
PowerPoint. To use the templates, you just download them and the
follow the instructions provided in the articles.
iSpring Free PowerPoint to Flash
This is one of my very favorite! With this free program, you
can converts .PPT, .PPTX, .PPS, .PPSX to Flash (.SWF); Reduces size
of PowerPoint files up to 97%; and easily insert Flash movies and
YouTube videos into your PowerPoint.
A Handy Guide To Microsoft's Free
WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE
A dead-simple file sharing site that lets you start dragging
and dropping from the word go. Get 10 GB of Free Space; unlimited
downloads, and transfer; share large files up to 2 GB each.
This one has a full range of filters, effects and tools to
achieve just about everything you could ever need in an online photo
Wolfram Alpha: Generate Safe
To get started, go to the wolframalpha.com website and type a
natural-language query like password of n characters to create your
unique password (n is the length of the password). Unlike other
password generators, Wolfram Alpha offers a phonetic form for every
password to make it a bit easier for you to memorize that complex
string. It also shows the time it would take for a computer to break
that particular password.
Google Translator Toolkit
You can create a new translation by uploading a file or by
specifying a URL to a web page, a Wikipedia™ article or a knol
Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free
Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos
The traditional book report that asks students to critique
the books that they read is a staple of many classrooms. If you
would like to add a new element to book reports try having students
add visual and audio components to book reports by having students
create book trailers.
DROPitTOme is a free service
that works with Drop Box to allow people to upload files to your
Drop Box account without giving them access to the contents of your
Drop Box account.
Office Timeline (Free PowerPoint
Office Timeline allows you to create visually appealing
timelines in a matter of minutes inside PowerPoint vs. creating them
manually, which may take you 30 minutes or more, or worse...cost
hundreds of dollars for products that don't fully integrate with
PowerPoint. Designed for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and
ProEject is an easy to use
application which allows you to safely dismount a removable drive by
closing running applications and open windows, as well as clearing
the registry and folders of any trace that the USB drive might have
left behind. By placing ProEject on the same drive you want to eject
and running, will automatically eject the drive with little fuss.
It’s that simple.
420 Free Movies Online
Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders
Backing up your Microsoft Outlook information is quicker and
easier with the Personal Folders Backup feature. Personal Folders
Backup creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular
intervals, in Outlook 2002 and later versions, making it easy to
keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.
Eraser is an advanced
security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove
sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times
with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is currently supported
under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with
Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and
Windows Server 2008 R2. Free.
LacyMeter: Your To-Do List, One Day
At A Time
Kiss your overwhelming to-do list goodbye, and start using
the only to-do list you’ll finish every day.
JUST FOR FUN
FatFingers - eBay typos, misspelling
& spelling mistakes
Thousands of items are listed on eBay with spelling mistakes.
These often end with no bids as no-one can find them. This is the
hidden ebay ...
Free online photo editor, this one makes it easy and fun!
Youtube: Piano Guys
One of my very favorite Youtube channels.
Selling Arts & Crafts: 3 places to
set up shop for free
Selling items online is a good way to raise extra money. You could
set up your own website, of course, but it takes time to create and
then market the site to attract visitors. Instead, set up shop at
one of these popular sites. They're all dedicated to selling arts
and crafts. You do very little set-up work, and all the marketing is
done for you.
Read more >>>
BlueScreen Screen Saver
One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The
infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system
whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Bluescreen is a screen
saver that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate
startup screens seen during a system boot.
How to Create your own Crossword
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