Sunday, September 29, 2013

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #142

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #142

Date of Publication: September 29, 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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  The Time Elapsed Analysis & Reporting System (T.E.A.R.S.) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that automatically calculates the total amount of time that you have spent in different aspects of your work. After exporting your calendar data from Microsoft Outlook to Excel, this add-in extracts elapsed time, sums up the number of hours in each category, and then produces both a table and a chart. If you ever wondered where your time goes, you will want to use T.E.A.R.S. to learn more.

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Must See Videos

 
New videos have been added since the last issue:


 
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.
 
– 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.
 
– Must See Videos. When I see a video that would be useful, inspiring, enlightening among counselors, I post it here.
 
– Twitter. Postings about all thinks counseling, life, humor, and more.
 
– Pinterest. Lots of resources for counselors, parents, and others.


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Recent Past Issues:
SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #141
http://schoolcounselor.com/newsletter/newsletter141.htm
SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #140
http://schoolcounselor.com/newsletter/newsletter140.htm
SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #139
http://schoolcounselor.com/newsletter/newsletter139.htm

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #138
http://schoolcounselor.com/newsletter/newsletter138.htm


TIPS AND TRICKS


Cyber Savvy is a student-led, positive norms approach to teach upper intermediate, middle, and high school students (grades 5 – 12) about digital safety, including effective digital decision-making, safe posting of personal information, digital relationships, social networking, cyberbullying, and digital dating/exploitation.
 
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New Features in Google Forms
This week, four new features were introduced in Google Forms.  If there was ever a better time to use Forms, it’s now! The new ways to personalize your Forms include a progress bar, data validation, embedded YouTube videos, and custom messages.
 
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Saving YouTube Videos for Offline Viewing
 
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25 Life Hacks you didn’t know you needed to know, but do. Probably.
 
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Search and Analyze the Social Web
Analyze twitter accounts & search for any tweet ever posted.
 
Check out the “school counselor” results here.
 
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The Time Elapsed Analysis & Reporting System (T.E.A.R.S.) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that automatically calculates the total amount of time that you have spent in different aspects of your work. After exporting your calendar data from Microsoft Outlook to Excel, this add-in extracts elapsed time, sums up the number of hours in each category, and then produces both a table and a chart. If you ever wondered where your time goes, you will want to use T.E.A.R.S. to learn more.
 
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How many days until?
Calculate number of days until an inputted date.
 
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A6 training PowerPoint Resources including timers
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How Can I Write a Successful Blog and Get More People to Read It?
 
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How to Add Internal Hyperlinks to PowerPoint Presentations
 
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How to Set Auto-Expiration Dates for Shared Folders in Google Drive
When you share a folder or a file in Google Drive with anyone, the shared links will stay active forever until you manually change the access permissions. There isn’t a way to set an expiration date for your shared files or folders that will make these links unavailable after a certain date and time. You can however add an auto-expire feature to any of your shared folders in Google Drive with the help of a simple Google Script.
 
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Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School
 
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How to Use Google Search as an Online Timer
 
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Posters
Beautiful ... Inspiring
 .. Motivational ... Touching
Counseling Posters for your Office
 and Home


Career Posters
Inspiration/Motivation
Change
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WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE

 
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YouTube Audio Library Features Tons of Free Music to Use in Classroom Multimedia Projects
Some good news today from YouTube. I just learned about this gigantic step YouTube took by allowing people to download music for free from its new service called YouTube Audio Library. This is not a comprehensive library and don't expect to find every piece of music you want there but still it is a very good start and is one of the best platforms we can use with our students to access free music downloads.
 
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Quickoffice is Now Free for Everyone
Quickoffice used to be a remarkable office suite that you needed to pay for using it. Since Google announced in June 2012 that it had acquired Quickoffice, it has expanded its availability by making free for Google Apps for Business users over the last few months. It now offers free to everyone with a Google or Gmail account. If you have a Google or Gmail account, Quickoffice is definitely a good choice as it integrates seamlessly with your Google Drive that gives you up to 15 GB of free storage.
 
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SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. Read more and download here:
 
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Presentation Clock
Displays a timer or clock that is always visible on the screen. Easily customize the type of display, font, size, colors, and position. Use it as an overlay on existing PowerPoint or Impress slides for timed presentations. No installation required. After you start the timer, it will automatically show up in the corner of your PowerPoint when you play your show.
 
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Just Delete Me
A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.
 
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Collagerator
If you love taking pictures of everything around you, then the best way to share it with your friends without disturbing them is to make a beautiful collage. Using Collagerator we can place 17 photos from weekend in one picture. Or 22 photos from wedding. Or 31 photos of baby-born. Or... What can you do with it?
 
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Sneaksy
Source: addictivetips
Personal privacy is considered one of the basic human rights, and has been an important concern in pretty much every walk of life. Whether you are sharing a computer or are concerned about people who occasionally have access to your machine, you may want to store your sensitive information in a safe place so nobody can mess with it. If you’re looking for a freeware solution for Windows that can help you easily hide such data from prying eyes and don’t want to have to deal with complex encryption methods, Sneaksy might be something you’re looking for.
 
Also see My Lockbox
 
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The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet from Amit Agarwal
 
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Just ask Google for your flights, reservations, package delivery info and more
Ever had trouble checking your flight’s status on the go because it meant digging through your email for the flight number? Or wanted to just quickly see whether your package would arrive on time, without having to look up the tracking info first? You’ve told us it would be much easier if you could skip the fuss and just ask Google. Soon you’ll be able to find this info instantly in Google Search if it’s in your Gmail, Google Calendar or Google+. For example, just ask or type, “What’s my flight status?” or “When will my package arrive?”
 
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LibreOffice
A Microsoft Office alternative, LibreOffice is a comprehensive, professional-quality productivity suite that you can download and install for free, with no fear of copyright infringement.
 
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ohlife
Write a letter to your future self.
 
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10 Minute Mail
Temporary disposable e-mail service to beat spam.
 
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Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online reading comprehension and vocabulary development software. It helps people understand difficult English faster, and helps them learn words in new ways.
 
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EpochConverter
Conversion Tools

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JUST FOR FUN

How to Print a YouTube Video
When you are watching any video on the YouTube website, the storyboard for that video is automatically downloaded in the background. Our Print YouTube bookmarklet stitches all these storyboard frames as one large poster.
 
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FreebookSifter is a free tool which makes it easy to find free e-books for Kindle on Amazon.com.
 
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Birthday Mail | Do Something
Create an awesome birthday card for a child or teen experiencing homelessness.
 
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Teespring
Just design a shirt in our easy online designer, set a selling price, add a goal and write a short description to start selling! Once you collect enough pre-orders we print & ship directly to the buyers, and send you your profits.
 
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Funny Logo
'Create Funny Logo' make your own search engine with your name as logo. Type your name in the textbox and select a logo style to create your own funny logo.
 
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