SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #129|
December 15, 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
Must See Videos
New videos have been added since the
Never give up - No
Arms, No Legs No Worries - Nick Vujicic
Plagiarism: Don't Do It
BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING PRANK!
Change For A Dollar
Zach Wahls Speaks About Family
Solution Focused Coaching
Digital Drama and Kids Behaving
Solution Focused: Past present
future X negative positive
TED: Ideas worth spreading (Some of
my latest favorites)
Cyber Bullying PSA by Oak Park High
Flight Search: Evaluating all your
Color Changing Card Trick
Psychiatrists Propose Revisions to
Diagnosis Manual | Feb. 10, 2010 | PBS
In support of National Bullying
Prevention Month - Pause Before You Post ...
Stop Bullying Now! Public Service
Announcement - "Who"
from Russ Sabella ...
of High Tech
Trouble. This blog supports Dr. Russell Sabella's
work on educating children, parents, educators and other
stake holders about the responsible use of technology.
Included in these pages you will find helpful resources,
lesson plans, links, and more. Russ's most recent book and
workshops are primary resources for meeting this mission.
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technological literacy, application, and integration. You
will find practical solutions and answers to technology
related problems, especially as they apply to your job as
– Must See Videos.
When I see a video that would be useful, inspiring,
enlightening among counselors, I post it here.
Postings about all thinks counseling, life, humor, and more.
TIPS AND TRICKS
40 Quick Tips for Google Docs « BroncoBytes
also see ..
50 Quick Tips for Gmail «
Garr Reynolds PowerPoint
quietube: Video Without the
Watch web videos without the comments and junk.
Simple Quizzes in PowerPoint
Amazon.com: Books for helping
Excellent selection. Wish I could order all of these.
Taking a Screen Shot
Whether for a PowerPoint Presentation or for documenting abuse
(e.g., on Facebook), sometimes you need a screen shot:
On a PC
With the content you want to save displayed on your screen:
Click the Print Screen button. (This button is located in different
places. On many computers you’ll find it in the upper right corner.)
Open Microsoft PowerPoint, Word (or anywhere you want to paste it).
Click anywhere on the white part of the screen.
In the Edit menu at the top of your screen, select Paste.
Select File > Save As.
On a MAC
With the content you want to save is displayed on your
Simultaneously hold down the three keys: ? Shift and 4.
Press the spacebar. A camera icon will appear.
Tap the touchpad to take the picture. It should appear on your
desktop as a file named Picture.
Or, check out these pieces of software to:
Mirek's Free Windows Software (the
one I use)
Jing, Instant Screenshots and
Microsoft Word: Three Keyboard
Control font size: I
sometimes find that I want to make a sentence or particular piece of
text display in a larger font size. You can do this through some
menu manipulation but there is a quicker way. Select the text that
you want to change, hold down the Ctrl key, and press ] (right
square bracket) until the font is the size you want. Hold down Ctrl
and press [ (left bracket) to make the font smaller. This shortcut
also works in Microsoft Outlook.
Go to the end of the document:
If you have a fairly long document and want to add something,
here is a quicker way to get the end than scrolling all the way
down. Use the keyboard combination Ctrl+End.
Go to the beginning of the document:
If the start of a document is the place you want to be, use
Webinar for school counselor on
using Google Docs and especially Forms (think online survey)
Dictionary look-up in Microsoft Word
Since Microsoft Word version 11 (Microsoft Office Word 2003)
its been possible to look up meanings for words within your
document. This only works when your computer is connected to the
Internet so it is most useful for broadband and other 'always-on'
WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE
Movie Maker | Xtranormal
If you can type, you can make animated movies.
CX.com | 10 GB of Free File Storage
– Sync, Store, Share All In The Cloud
If you've been put off Dropbox because 2 GB of storage isn't enough,
and been avoiding CX because it's too new, now might be a good time
Cybia : Image Inc. - The easy way to
blend photos together
This program has many uses. Blend multiple photos together,
create interesting texture overlays, or add edge and frame effects
to your images.
TickCounter - Free online countdown,
countup, timer, counter and stopwatch
Educational Video: The Top Cultural
& Educational Video Sites | Open Culture
“The best free cultural & educational media on the web.”
Cyberbullying and Technology
I have a lot of stuff online at
In particular, check out:
A mega file containing all three of my presentations:
adults/educators, elementary children, and middle/high school. The
presentations cover different topics including cyberbullying,
importance of safety/security, and importance of a positive digital
reputation. This ZIP file contains PowerPoints, videos, handouts,
and more. You can get it at
Also, I have a table of free and almost free lesson plans and
resources which I recommend.
Speaking of handouts, have you been to
Free Excel Grade book for Elementary
Share this with your colleagues .. Here's a Grade book
template designed specially for elementary classroom
teachers. Download the Grade book and open it up on Microsoft Excel
or OpenOffice Calc. Enter your student names and grades.
The spreadsheet will calculate student averages for each subject.
Hamster Free eBook Converter
Converts many eBook files in batches. Converts to TXT, Adobe
PDF, FB2, LIT, HTMLZ, PDB, LRF, PUB.
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center
Find automated solutions for your issues.
Work Sounds is a twice-a-week
post that highlights good music to enhance your 'getting stuff
done'. On Mondays, we focus on a piece of music to help motivate you
for the week ahead; on Wednesdays we feature distraction-free,
headphones-on, head-down work tunes.
JUST FOR FUN
World Time Buddy
Ridiculously easy world time and meetings across time zones!
Christmas Day Countdown for Outlook
Packwhiz.com - Packing List
Packwhiz is a free service for travelers. No matter the
destination, the trip always begins with a list of things you will
need and a to-do list to take care of before you leave.
Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
Take a break .. Can you sit in front of your computer and not
touch your mouse or keyboard for a measly two minutes?
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