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SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #140


SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #140
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013

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 at
news@schoolcounselor.com 
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New videos have been added since the last issue:
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●          An Easter Egg in Google Docs
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●         Creativity requires TIME

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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.
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TIPS AND TRICKS

How To Apply Slow Motion Effect To Videos In The YouTube Editor
For amateur movie makers who don’t have access to expensive professional video editing software, and the skills to use it, there’s a whole host of simple and easier to use apps that can be used instead, not least of which is YouTube’s own video editor.
Click 
here to see how.

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School Counseling Technology Smackdown HandoutThis is the handout from this year’s 
ASCA convention in Philadelphia. The document will continue to develop so check back every now and then.http://bit.ly/asca-smackdown

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Word: Previewing Before You PrintWord has a very useful function that allows you to see what your printed output will look like before you actually print. This is called print previewing, and it is done in the following manner. Visit this page to learn more. 
http://word.tips.net/T001383_Previewing_Before_You_Print.html

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F11 Trick for Windows and MacClick 
here to watch the F11 trick for how to create a quick bar chart. Click here to learn how you can do the same on your Mac.

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10 things that wowed me in Excel 2013 from changoo.orgI’m starting to look forward to version 2013 now as well. 
http://chandoo.org/wp/2013/04/03/best-new-features-in-excel-2013/

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Power Searching with GoogleAn online class worth taking.
http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/ps/course.html

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Microsoft Word Date and TimeSo often, you need to include in a Word document the date and/or time. The keyboard shortucts for this in Windows are Press Alt-Shift-D (date) and Press Alt-Shift-T. What is also nice is that every time you open the document, it will update the fields automatically. To lock a field so that field results are not updated, click the field, and then press CTRL+F11. To unlock a field so that field results can be updated, click the field, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+F11. To learn more about Microsoft Word fields, click 
here.

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Microsoft in Education How ToGet organized! Learn how to use Microsoft software in the classroom with tips and tricks for some of your most frequently used applications, like Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, and Excel.
http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/teachers/how-to/Pages/index.aspx

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How To Use The New Natural, Google Now-Like Voice Search In Chrome
http://www.addictivetips.com/web/how-to-use-natural-google-now-like-voice-search-in-chrome

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List Of Google Now Commands & Smart Cards
http://www.addictivetips.com/android/google-now-commands-smart-cards-list/

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QR voiceQR voice encodes a given text message into QR code that once scanned by a QR scanner smartphone application reproduces the message with a synthesized voice.
http://qrvoice.net/

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Open Status SearchSearch Facebook Public timeline without logging in.
http://openstatussearch.com/

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Microsoft Excel: Find Data Based On It's Relative Size Using The LARGE FunctionSource: 
http://www.howtoexcelatexcel.com/
If you want to quickly find (for example) the 3rd largest number in a data set or the 5th highest number the LARGE will help you. I find it useful with really large data sets.

The Syntax of the formula is

=LARGE(ARRAY,K). Array is the data set from which you want to return the value in the position you specify in K.
Here is a nice video that also shows this function.

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5 Ways To Put Hashtags In Facebook To Good UseFacebook has finally given in, and added support for hashtags, meaning any hashtags will now be clickable and searchable on the network. They can be added to status updates as well as photo captions. The question now is, what can I do with the hashtag? Hashtags on Facebook have to be actually used in order to become truly effective on the network, and here are five great ways to start putting them to work right away.
http://www.addictivetips.com/web/5-ways-to-put-facebook-hashtags-to-good-use/

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40 Sites & Apps for Creating PresentationsCreating a presentation or slideshow is a staple of any 21st Century Classroom and a skill that every successful educator has and every successful student should learn.  It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations.  However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only create stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever. Below is my list of some of my favorite tools for creating beautiful-looking presentations and slideshows. This list is in alphabetical order.
http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=5908

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Help With Fake Facebook Profile Pages from the Cyberbullying Research CenterImagine you receive an email from a friend that includes a link to a Facebook profile.  You click on the link and see your name and picture on the profile.  But you didn’t create it.  And some of the information included isn’t exactly flattering. In fact, it’s embarrassing, and malicious, and ruining your reputation.  Now what do you do? Read more ... 
http://cyberbullying.us/help-with-fake-facebook-profile-pages/

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PowerPoint Heaven is a PowerPoint entertainment portal for PowerPoint animations, games, artworks, showcases, animation templates and tutorials. The focus of this site is to maximize the use of Microsoft PowerPoint and go beyond its capability. Our goal is to show users that PowerPoint is not simply a presentation tool, but is also capable on leveraging into other areas such as creating games, artworks and animations. 
http://pptheaven.mvps.org/

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WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE

PapyrusPapyrus is a simple online editor to create ebooks.You can edit the cover using a simple drag and drop cover editor, import content from the web, or create new copy. Papyrus lets you create books in pdf, epub and Kindle formats.http://papyruseditor.com/en

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QR Code Generator
http://www.qrstuff.com/

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QuotesCover.com turns any ordinary saying texts into a beautiful typography art picture for use on Facebook, Google Plus, E-Cards, Wallpapers, and Prints.
http://quotescover.com/

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Lockscreen Pro's main feature is to lock your computer screen to not give other people access to it. You can simply unlock your computer with a password or an USB flash-drive. Every time someone enter a wrong password, Lockscreen will take a snapshot using your computers webcam. This will give you information about who tried to get into your computer.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lockscreenpro/

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Glympse™ is a groundbreaking new way to share your location with anyone for a specified period of time using patent-pending GlympseWatch™ timer.
http://glympse.com

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netclick
Your slides will be synchronized on any connected students' mobile displays. At any time, they can show you what they're excited or confused about. Currently only $5 per class, per semester, for educators. 
http://www.netclick.me/

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Google Hangouts: Share Screen for Free with FriendsBesides the basic functions like chat or calls, Google Hangouts provides many extra apps or features so that users can interact and make their conversations more interesting. One of those helpful features is screen sharing.
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/41174/google-hangouts-share-screen-with-friends/

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Skype: Video messagingVideo messaging is now available to all Skype users. You can send and receive as many video messages as you want – completely free of charge. Video messages can be received and viewed on any platform or device running Skype.
http://blogs.skype.com/2013/06/17/skype-video-messaging-catch-up-whenever-wherever/

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Gizmo's Freeware: This Web Service Streams Music Scientifically Deigned to Help You Concentrate
Do you like to listen to music while you're working? If so, do you sometimes find yourself paying too much attention to the music and not concentrating sufficiently on your work? If so, then try this brilliant new net-based service. It's a streaming music service, but instead of letting you choose your own tracks it offers a selection of specially-curated tracks that are scientifically designed to help you concentrate on the task in hand without being overly intrusive.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/music-scientifically-proved-help-you-er.htm

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Pdf to Kindle format - eBook ConverterConverts .pdf to Kindle format .mobi or .azw Plus, it's free! 
http://www.pdf4kindle.com/

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Student Tracker Template from Karl LiedtkaFor counselors working with multiple levels at multiple schools
http://cedars.lebanon.k12.pa.us/groups/karlliedtka/

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MailDrop is a free throwaway e-mail address. It's temporary. It's transient. It's disposable. It's meant for those times when you don't want to give out your real address. Just give someone any e-mail address in the maildrop.cc domain, come back here, put in the e-mail address, and you can see that inbox. MailDrop offers the ability to give out a quick e-mail address to any site or app, then after you've established more trust with that site, you can give them your real e-mail address.
http://maildrop.cc/

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Namechk.comCheck username availability at multiple social networking sites.
http://namechk.com/

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Facebook for Educators's Documents/Handouts
http://www.scribd.com/FacebookforEducators/documents

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JUST FOR FUN

Today I Found Out | Learn Interesting Facts Every Day:Today I Found Out is a site founded on the precept that it is always good to learn something new every day. http://www.todayifoundout.com/

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Add Speech Bubbles To Your Photos - phrase.it!Transform your photos into funny cartoon strips! Upload and arrange multiple photos, add speech bubbles, share it with your friends! It's that simple!
http://phrase.it/

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Free HD wallpapers
http://www.listofimages.com/

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10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free
http://io9.com/5848291/10-awesome-online-classes-you-can-take-for-free

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Shopgoodwill.com is an auction site where you can bid on Goodwill items from around the country. 
http://shopgoodwill.com/

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Forecast.ioBeatiful, easy to read, and full featured weather. 
http://forecast.io/


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