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Top 5 Training Topics for School Counselors
New Must See videos
added since the last issue:
Emily Osment: Delete Digital Drama to
Two Dogs Dining
OMG - Really?
Secure a new PC in 5 easy steps
Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes |
Video on TED.com
TED Video: The Hidden Power of Smiles
YouTube - Tour Of Excel: Formulas, Formatting, Sort, Filter,
PivotTables, Charts, Keyboards
Secret Service questions 13-year-old
over Facebook post
Youtube: Using Google Forms
Eliminating the "R-Word"
Using Google Sites
YouTube - Ultimate Dog Tease
Postings from Russ Sabella ...
– Keeping Kids
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
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find practical solutions and answers to technology related
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– Must See Videos.
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Postings about all thinks counseling, life, humor, and more.
YouTube - 10 Things you can do Easily in
Excel under 10 Minutes
1. Auto sum a bunch of values
2. Save Excel file as PDF
3. Insert Org chart
4. Insert Euro Symbol
5. Change Tab Colors
6. Insert clickable buttons that take user to other sheets
7. Paste Excel Data / Tables / Charts to PPT
8. Use Format Painter to Speed up Formatting
9. Create Splits & Freeze Panes
10. Hide Unused Rows & Columns
Edutopia: Free Classroom Guides and
Get our easy-to-print guides that include useful tips for
educators, parents, and school administrators alike.
New Way to Get Air Flight Information
with Google Search
iTunes Parental Controls and Safe
from Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for
Creating a Table of Contents from
Heading Levels (Microsoft Word)
If you are writing a long document or a book, you may want to
create a Table of Contents (TOC) for your document. The easiest way to
create a TOC is to use heading levels, as defined by the Word styles.
This link takes you to how it’s done.
New from Google
Voice search. If you have a
microphone for your PC, you will be able to speak to your computer and
tell it what to search. If you are using Chrome 11 or higher, and have a
mic attached to your PC then you can click on the mic in the Google
search bar (as it is shown in the image above) and say your query. This
could be useful for searching really long queries or searches that are
easy to say but hard to type due to their difficult spelling. It can
also come in handy when your hands are not free to type. You can just
say your search out loud.
Search By Image. A picture is
worth a thousand words. Google realized it and decided that it should
also let users use images as search queries instead of just the plain
old text. And that’s how the “Search by Image” feature was born
Coming Soon. The Google+ Project
This is Googles Social Network .. Will Facebook be impacted?
Check this video of the Google+ Network in action
Cyberbullying: Who, What, Where, Why,
and What Now?
Comprehensive article by Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.
Articles about technology and youth
safety on Education.com excerpted from Guardingkids.com.
Tomighty Is a Simple, Elegant Pomodoro
Timer for Boosting Productivity
Fans of the Pomodoro technique for productivity work in focused,
timed bursts. Tomighty is an easy to use, pretty desktop timer to help
you organize your tasks with this method. Tomighty has a very simple
elegance and many configuration options: configurable times, sounds, and
a few themes and languages. You can easily select from taking a long (15
min., by default) or short (5 min.) break.
Elance helps individuals and businesses hire and manage in the
cloud. For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project
basis, Elance offers instant access to qualified professionals who work
online and provides the tools to hire, view work as it progresses and
pay for results.
Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 20, May 20, 2011
Online flash cards held in the cloud? A way to mobilize study notes more
effectively? StudyBlue can be used for both tasks and several more that
will be most efficacious for students and others. First-time visitors
will need to sign up for an account and then they can go ahead and get
started. Among the other features is a "Set a Study" reminder, which
will send users a text message to remind them to get back to their flash
cards. This version is compatible with all operating systems, including
joinable.org | Disrupting Homelessness
By providing the homeless and jobless with permanent and secure access
to communication, joinable.org aims to disrupt social problems
CloudApp was designed to be the
quickest possible way to share images (and other files) with others.
While CloudApp is Mac only, its Windows counterpart, FluffyApp, brings
the same features to Windows. Drag and drop an image to the CloudApp
icon in your menu bar, or on Windows, to FluffyApp in your system tray,
and the file is instantly uploaded, and the short URL to that image gets
copied to your clipboard, ready for sharing. Plus, you can make the
files you share as private or as public as you choose, so it's another
great app to share images but also does much more.
Outlook Sender's Time Zone - free plugin
for Outlook 2007/2003/XP
This handy little plug-in for Outlook will take just a few
minutes of your time on installation. Once the Sender's Time Zone for
Outlook plug-in is installed, no setting and no configuring is required.
You just open an e-mail message and besides the standard Outlook
timestamp you see the sender's current time as well as your time zone
difference, that is the number of hours ahead or behind. You will see at
a glance when the e-mail was really sent, regardless of where the
sender's office is located, whether it be East or West coast (EST, EDT,
CST, CDT, PST or PDT), Europe (GMT, WET, CET, EET) or Asia.
TED Blog | Resources for suicide
prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families
Klip.me - Enjoy Mobile Reading
More and more people like to do reading on their Kindle, iPhone and iPad.
"Klip.me" is a simple tool for sending web content to mobile devices.
Furthermore, it can remove ads and other junk from the article, letting
users view only most relevant material in clean text. You can Read,
Collect, Search, Share your favorites web articles anytime anywhere, no
need to install any APP on your device.
School Counselor Blog
School Counselor Blog - a place where school counselors share
innovative ideas, creative lessons and quality resources.
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just
Top 100 Counseling Related Posters
Facebook has partnered with Microsoft
Office to provide educators with web-based versions of Word, PowerPoint
and Excel that can easily be used to create and share projects, reports
or other information with students, colleagues and parents.
When you create new files or upload existing Office files into the
Docs.com Facebook App (http://docs.com/) your document will have an
unique URL that, depending on your privacy settings, allows you to
easily share the document with anyone you want.
You can quickly share Docs.com files in Facebook Groups and Facebook
Pages. Since you don’t have to recreate your learning materials from
Office in another format, this is a great time saving trick!
Docs.com can be used as a web-based document repository where you store
your files for quick access and safekeeping. The Docs.com Facebook App
can provide students with several templates for reports, essays and even
Docs Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Docs
Docs Guide: http://docs.com/42Q
Free Teacher Resources on Docs: http://bit.ly/f8cYHX
JUST FOR FUN
More Movies on YouTube
More than 3,000 full-length feature films from major Hollywood
studios are now available on YouTube. Watch one of the hundreds of free
movies available, or rent blockbuster new releases like The King's
Speech, The Green Hornet or Despicable Me. Many movie pages feature
YouTube Movie Extras: free behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews,
parodies, clips and remixes from YouTube's community of content
Google Advisor helps you quickly find relevant financial products
from many providers and compare them side-by-side. Enter information
about what you're looking for in a mortgage, credit card, CD, checking
or savings account and receive a list of offers that match your
criteria, along with rates and contact information. Google Advisor is
currently available in the U.S.
Tilt-shift miniature style photos
are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model
photographs. Now you can easily transform your existing digital camera
photos into tilt-shift style miniatures using tiltshiftmaker.com. Our
online photo editing tool is fun and requires no registration or signup.
YouTube - Music Discovery Project
Just type in the name of a favorite song or artist, then click Disco!.
In a flash, YouTube creates a playlist based on that song or artist--the
contents displayed in a scrolling thumbnail bar at the bottom of the
screen. You can mouse over any song and click it to jump directly to it,
or just let the playlist run in its regular order. You'll also notice
controls (on the right side of the bar) to turn Autoplay on or off and
enable or disable shuffle mode.
5 places to get great free stuff
There are a number of sites that list free stuff. You can find air
mattresses, clothing, plants and furniture. I've even seen expensive
appliances on occasion. You never know what you'll find.
What does your phone number spell?
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