SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #132
July 4, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Highlights from SchoolCounselor.com
Top 5 Training Topics for School Counselors
Must See Videos
New videos have been added since the last issue:
Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit - a discussion at the U.S. Department of Education
Putting Google at your Fingertips
$1 Mousetrap Alarm! Bang!
Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers | Video on TED.com
Glee - Season 3 -Quinn Car Accident - Texting and Driving [HD]
Mom Gone Wild: Texting While Driving
Networked: The New Social Operating System
Creating an AutoCorrect Entry in Microsoft Word
Solution Focused Scaling Webinar
When u are hopeless- see it.
Students Learn the Skill of Conflict Resolution in a Multi-Age Class
George Lucas and Daniel Goleman on Academic and Social-Emotional Education
Change is Good... You Go First
The Race: Lifes Greatest Lesson
Paper Airplane A Lesson For Flying Outside the Box
Pink Bat by Michael McMillan: Whiteboard Video
It Gets Better: Kayla in Primghar My Brother's Story
Internet and Technology Safety for Children and Adolescents
TIPS AND TRICKS
Microsoft Word Mouse Shortcuts
Quick way to highlight (select) an entire line—Click once on the left side of the document opposite the desired line. Make sure the mouse pointer is far enough to the left so that the cursor has changed to an arrow.
Another Quick way to select an entire sentence—Hold down the Control key and click once within the sentence.
Quick way to highlight an entire paragraph—Triple-click within the paragraph
Quick way to highlight an entire document—Triple-click on the left side of the document. Make sure the mouse pointer is far enough to the left so that the cursor has changed to an arrow.
Quick way to highlight large amounts of text—This is a standard general method for text selection and is well-known but it is too useful not to mention it here. The procedure involves a mouse and keyboard combination. First, click the mouse once at the beginning of the desired text to place the cursor there. Then find the end of the desired text. Hold down the Shift key and click at the desired end spot. All the text in between will be selected.
Use Your Mouse as a Laser Pointer in PowerPoint 2010 - How-To Geek
Instead of moving your hand or finger across the big screen, stay put and use a built in laser pointer (version 2010 and above).
Click here to see how.
Excel: Speak Cells
Excel 2010 provides a feature called Speak Cells which eliminates the need of having to look at the hard copy of data and comparing it with original softcopy data sheet. Thus, you can check your printed worksheet by make Excel read the softcopy for you.
Paste in the URL from a single tweet in a conversation to get a one-page thread you can share or save.
Working with Dual Monitors
My new favorite keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7:
Windows Command + Shift + Left (or Right) Key = move active window from one monitor to the other.
FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools
Ever wanted to make presentations or guidance lessons a more interactive, Web 2.0 experience? The PowerPoint Twitter Tools prototypes are now available. The twitter tools allow presenters to see and react to tweets in real-time, embedded directly within their presentations, either as a ticker or refreshable comment page. There are currently eight tools you can easily cut and paste them into your own PowerPoint decks.
How To Secure Files On Dropbox And SugarSync Android Apps
Apart from having a strong login password, you can configure Dropbox and SugarSync Android app to secure your files. Enjoy this utterly simple image tutorial to protect your data on Dropbox and SugarSync Android app.
5 Ways to Deliver a Better Speech/Presentation
Stock Music, Royalty Free Music, and Sound Effects
What is RSS all About?
RSS is an Internet protocol - a standardized way to publish frequently updated content to the Web. RSS makes it easy for originators to make their content quickly and broadly available. Many devices, including tablets, smartphones and PCs can easily access this content. RSS is short for "Really Simple Syndication", but don't worry about that phrase. It's just a dumb name for a beautiful idea.
How to Make YouTube Run Faster
When you're trying to watch video clips, speed is crucial. If your internet connection isn't fast enough, the video simply stops until your computer catches up. If you suffer from such "buffering" problems when you're watching YouTube, check out a beta feature on the site called Feather. It replaces the standard web page with a cut-down one that includes the video, a reduced navigation option, only a handful of comments, and not much else.
Free Online Learning
GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE
Make a bibliography. It's free, easy and OttoMatic.
WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE
SCOPE, an online, collaborative community for school counselors, school counseling students, supervisors and counselor educators that believes the best of school counselor collaboration includes the free sharing of resources, tools and materials. SCOPE curates, compiles and catalogs online sources that demonstrate how school counselors are using technology to do their jobs better and to promote their programs
Send to Kindle
Reading your personal documents on Kindle is now easier than ever
Ad-Aware Security Toolbar constantly checks sites against a constantly updated list of reported phishing and malware infected sites. The list is updated every 5-20 minutes and provides real-time browsing protection against the latest web-based exploits, from back door Trojans to phishing sites.
QikPad is a free online collaboration tool. Multiple users can instantly see text updates, character by character. Work together on documents, projects or code in real-time. One-click pad creation with no sign-up required.
Anti Twin - Duplicate file search
Anti-Twin is a small software application which compares files, i.e. it searches for duplicate or similar files on your hard disk drive. All similar or identical files that were found can either be sent to the recycle bin or directly deleted. This will increase the hard disk space on your computer.
With DROPitTOme you can securely receive files from anyone to your Dropbox account.
With DROPitTOme you get unique upload address: www.dropitto.me/username with password protection. Also you will receive email notification when new file is uploaded. When you don't want to receive any files - simply turn off the upload feature.
100 Best Ever Free PC System Tools
Create your perfect Windows toolkit with these apps http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/100-best-ever-free-pc-system-tools-705029
SAMHSA | Shared Decision Making: Cool Tools
Two new workbooks that you can use. (1) What is Right for Me? How to Make Important Decisions in Everyday Life. A Step-by-Step Approach This workbook is designed to help individuals make a difficult decision. It includes step-by-step guidance and worksheets for making the decision as well as for talking to others about the decision. It teaches and supports basic skills of decision making. (2) Supporting Choice: Helping Others Make Important Decisions. A Step-by-Step Approach. This workbook parallels and can be used as a companion to the workbook for individuals, What is Right for Me? It is geared to supporters who may want or need to help someone make an important or difficult decision.
The Internet connection protector Hotspot Shield encrypts your traffic to protect you from all kinds of spying while your computer communicates with the rest of the world. It's a must-have utility for anybody who uses public Wi-Fi networks.
PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk
Is your PC running slow? Even brand new PCs often come with LOTS of pre-installed software that can cause that new machine to come to a crawl. Not to mention all of the annoying pop-ups! Others may have a PC that's a couple years old and we're the ones that installed a bunch of junk! It happens to the best of us. We try a bunch of programs over time and forget to remove them. The PC Decrapifier is here to help! It's a free tool for you to use that helps remove programs, unnecessary startup items and icons that can slow down your PC. It takes you step by step, giving you recommendations on what to remove, many of which can be removed unattended.
TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.
FreeSizer is an easy to use tool to quickly create resized copies of your pictures that can be sent by email or uploaded to the web. Simply drag and drop one or more photos into the list, select a resizing profile and click a button! No need to fiddle with height, width and compression settings - FreeSizer comes pre-configured for most popular uses.
Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing -- easily and all in one place. It's lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7
Iconfinder provides high quality icons for web designers and developers in an easy and efficient way. The site launched in 2007 as the first search engine focused on icons.
JUST FOR FUN
How to Find the Location where a Picture was taken? http://www.labnol.org/internet/find-picture-location/21273/
A Better Queue is a cleverly simple site that combines Rotten Tomatoes review ratings with the Netflix Instant list.
Also check out http://www.whichflicks.com
Yahoo! Games - Play Free Online Games
ClicheList.com - A Huge List of Cliches
A Huge List of Cliches
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