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SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #99
October 29, 2008
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How to Record a Podcast with Audacity
A podcast is a great way to share information with the world. It can be about anything, and can appeal to any variety of audiences. A podcast can be made with the recording program Audacity and a hosting website. Does it sound hard? Once you learn how you will be on your way to having your very own podcast.
Teachers are using new technologies such as text-matching software, webcams, biometric equipment, and testing centers with cheat-proof computers to combat widespread student cheating, says U.S. News & World Report. Where teachers and professors once struggled to keep up with the stratagems of technologically savvy students, they now have recourse to some of the very same tools used by would-be cheaters and plagiarists. "The electronic revolution cuts both ways," says economics professor Rick Lotspeich of Indiana State University, who now has a much easier time when he suspects a student has lifted a passage. "It makes plagiarism a lot easier, and checking a lot easier," he explains. Teachers are also fighting cheating by asking students to turn in outlines and drafts so that they can track student progress, or by creating more real-world assignments that point out the stupidity of cheating.
According to the latest UCLA study, 3 out of 4 teens were bullied online last year, yet only 1 in 10 reported it to their parents or another adult. The most common reason for not telling an adult, according to the teenagers, was that they felt they "need[ed] to learn to deal with it." In addition, 31% didn't tell their parents because they didn't want their Internet access restricted. UCLA Newsroom, 10/2/08
Rearrange Paragraphs in Word 2007
Swapping paragraphs in Microsoft Office Word can be complicated. As well as having to cut and paste, you often have to reformat line breaks afterward to make the paragraph line up properly. Instead, you can use the SHIFT+ALT keyboard shortcut. Click the paragraph that you want to move, hold down SHIFT+ALT, and move the paragraph up or down by using the arrow keys. Each press of an arrow key causes your selected paragraph to jump over one adjacent paragraph.
How to Import HTML Tables to Excel Sheet
Microsoft Office Excel has a good feature of importing tables from HTML pages, so in case you found some interesting data in the form of a table in any webpage, you can easily import the data into Excel sheet. For this feature, you do not even need to save the web page to your PC.
A short guide to recognizing and avoiding phishing scams.
Create a form (aka online survey) in a Google Docs spreadsheet and send it out to anyone with an email address. They won't need to sign in, and they can respond directly from the email message or from an automatically generated web page. Creating the form is easy: start with a spreadsheet to get the form, or start by creating the form and you'll get the spreadsheet automatically. Responses are automatically added to your spreadsheet.
CESCAL: Center For Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership
The Center’s mission is to promote excellence in the field of school counseling and to assist school counselors, their site and central office administrators as they design, implement and evaluate their school counseling programs.. Here is the direct link to the Pre-Post test bank.
Google Project 10100
Project 10100 (pronounced "Project 10 to the 100th") is a call for ideas to change the world, in the hope of helping as many people as possible.
Documents made available through the London Grid for Learning at the London e-Safety Conference on January 5, 2007.
Podcast from the American School Counselor Association about school counseling issues, trends and interviews.
The Secunia PSI is the vulnerability scanner for your personal computer. It is the FREE security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer from software vulnerabilities. Software vulnerabilities affect all applications installed on your computer, from the Operating System down to your email client, office application, instant messaging, and so on.
Livemocha is the world's largest online community for language learners, with free lessons and a global community to help you learn a new language. With Livemocha, you can develop confidence in your language skills that will help you carry on conversations in a foreign language. From your personal home page, you have access to all of your current course information, friends, tasks, a list of recent friend activity, and more!
Search 140+ travel sites at once and find the cheapest fares.
RepairPal gives you independent and unbiased repair estimates, user ratings and reviews, plus advice you can't get anywhere else.
If you have ever drunk and e-mailed, then Google has come up with a solution: Mail Goggles.
It simply requires you to solve a few basic problems before allowing you to send e-mails late at night in the weekend.
Flickr Panda Vomits Rainbow of Interesting Photos [Flickr]
Source: Lifehacker by Gina Trapani
We're not exactly clear on why there's a panda on Flickr puking a rainbow of photos, but there it is, an unusual way to see the best images on the photo-sharing site.
Make me a superhero!
Hurl Insults like a Shakespearean
Sharpen your memory and your mind with these games scientifically developed to give your brain a workout See All Articles On Brain Games
Happy Creator Project
The Happy Creator lets you create your own happy lists and share them with friends and family
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