Monday, September 27, 2010

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #121

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #121

September 27, 2010

Welcome to SchoolCounselor.com, an electronic newsletter designed 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 atnewsletter@schoolcounselor.com.


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Highlights from SchoolCounselor.com


Top 5 Training Topics for School Counselors

Must See Videos

Visit http://counselingvideos.blogspot.com/ to view lots of new videos selected especially for you.


Postings from Russ Sabella ...


- Keeping Kids Out 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.
http://guardingkids.blogspot.com/


- SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter. The SchoolCounselor.com e-Newsletter is an electronic publication designed 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.
http://counselingtechnology.blogspot.com/


- Must See Videos. When I see a video that would be useful, inspiring, enlightening among counselors, I post it here.
http://counselingvideos.blogspot.com/


- Twitter. Postings about all thinks counseling, life, humor, and more.
http://twitter.com/rsabella


Posters


Beautiful ... Inspiring .. Motivational ... Touching
Counseling Posters for your Office and Home




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TIPS AND TRICKS


Debunking Internet Scams, Hoaxes, and Urban Legends
This site has a list of outstanding sites to check out things that seem a little iffy, too good to be true, or say "send this to everyone you know!


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The Livescribe 4 GB Pulse Smartpen makes it easy to take notes without lugging your laptop around. With the ability to record everything you hear, say, and write, this handy tool links your audio recordings to your notes to help you retain and organize important information. And it's easy to use--to replay the recorded audio, simply tap directly on your notes.


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RoundMyPic is a free service that lets you add rounded corners to your pictures with bevel effect!


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Google Alerts
Here are tutorials for educators, students and the general public. I love Google Alerts. As described on this web page, Creating a Google Alert allows you to stay informed on a region, country, political situation, or subject in real time. Google does this by sending relevant links to you by email at your preferred frequency. The links will include articles, news stories, videos, features, blogs, and other current search results on the topics you choose.


Animated GIF
Create an animated slide show of photos that you upload in the form of a GIF file.




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Convert PDF Document To Word
There are many of these online services available. I like this one because it seems to be faster, more accurate, and allows you do download the converted file as soon as it's finished (as opposed to waiting for an email minutes later. This one also has several output format options (e.g., RTF, JPG, HTML, PDF,


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Ebook on Making Better Charts (Free)
Creating charts in excel is a skill but presenting it is also a skill. A lot of hard work that goes into making a chart will get wasted if your chart looks bad or confuses others. I have written a small e-book which can help a lot of people make the most of charts they have prepared. It contains 14 tips explained in simple language.


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How To Enable the Built-in PDF Viewer in Google Chrome
The recent releases of Google Chrome (6 and up) have PDF support built-in, but it's not enabled by default. Here's how to enable the PDF viewer in Chrome.
Click here.


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How to Create a Photo Album in PowerPoint
If you are going to make a presentation with only images this trick is going to save a lot of your time. In PowerPoint 2007 you can easily make a photo album out of your images. If you have 20 images, all these 20 will get pasted automatically on 20 separate slides at the click of a button. This shows you how it's done.


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Choosing a Good Chart
Here's something to help you consider which chart to use.


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SimplyNoise is a free color noise generator on the Internet. This sound can help you concentrate, relax, fall asleep, or clear your head.


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My recommendations for Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation Resources http://amzn.to/abrXe7


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New Design for Google Translate
Google Translate has a fresh look that makes it easier than ever to translate text, web pages and documents. The new design also highlights many of Google Translate's coolest features, including the ability to search across languages, translate incoming email in Gmail or take Google Translate with you on your phone.
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WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE


Education Widgets from Wolfram Alpha


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Free Microsoft Training Manuals
With the release of Office 2010 this commercial training company has released its manuals for Office 2003 and 2007 to the public for free. These are superbly-written tutorials, produced by professional trainers so go grab them while you can.


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Luxand Blink!: Login to Your PC by Simply Looking!
Logging into Windows has never been easier! Just look into a webcam for a moment, and you'll be logged into your account before you notice. Blink! employs advanced face recognition technologies to provide automatic, quick and reliable login to one or many computer users.


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SunlitGreen Photo Editor is a free, lightweight yet powerful photo enhancer and editor. It lets you view, resize, rotate, apply color corrections and effects to your photos in an easy and professional way.


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Get Parental Controls provides parents with the tools they need for selecting parental control technology by providing accurate, comprehensive, and unbiased information about parental control technology. Get Parental Controls is not affiliated with any company or organization, is run entirely by volunteer effort, and accepts no outside funding and no advertising.


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100 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Educator
We all know that Google offers a great search program, and you might even use other apps like Gmail or Google Calendar, but have you realized what Google has to offer for educators and students? Using Sites, Google Earth, Wave, and more, you can turn your classroom into a place where you can share, collaborate, and publish on the world wide web. Read on to find out how you can put Google to work for your class.


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Some Questions Can't Be Answered by Google
Want to know the current time in London, or how much is 10 pounds in grams? Google can directly answer some of these common questions without requiring you to sift through pages and pages of links. However, it is not the only tool that offers instant answers. Wolfram Alpha, a search engine developed by Stephen Wolfram, can solve a much wider array of problems and unlike Google, it doesn't require to type queries in any particular syntax.


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Negotiating Technology with your Child
Advice for parents about negotiating technology with their children.


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MoodTurn offers an excellent collection of calm and soothing nature sounds that can help you both relax as well as concentrate at work. At Mood Turn, you can listen to highly-realistic recordings of birds chirping, falling rain drops, ocean waves hitting the beach and quite a few other extremely relaxing natural sounds. Just open this site in a background browser tab and run your favorite sound theme in a loop for as long as you like.




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VoiceThread
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
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JUST FOR FUN


Montage-a-google is a fun tool that lets you create large, colorful montages using Google's image search. Not only is it an interesting way of browsing the net, it can also be used to create desktop pictures or even posters.


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Free Printable Paper
More than 740 papers you can download and print for free. We've got graph paper, lined paper, financial paper, music paper, and more.


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BeFunky
BeFunky simplifies photo editing and effects for everyday people.


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Free Nature Sounds
Use this free tool to play nature sounds on headphones while reading or meditating or just for fun.


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Youtube: Watch as a hardworking young man's webcam call from the office to his girlfriend takes an embarrassing turn for the worse in just 23 seconds.


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Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Film Noir, Documentaries & More
Where to watch free movies online? Let's get you started. First, we have listed dozens of free, high quality films that you can watch online. Then, below, you can find movie sites that feature free movie collections. Classics, international, film noir, documentaries, indies -- they're all here, waiting to be watched.


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The scariest video you have ever watched in the name of science.
This video contains no special effects, and no fancy stunts. But it will scare the crap out of you. That's because you're watching from a head-mounted camera as an engineer scales an antenna tower over 1,700 feet high.
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