Thursday, November 21, 2013

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #143

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #143 Date of Publication: November 21, 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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More 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.
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– 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 Use Google Chrome's New 'Search By Image' Feature
Chrome users can now natively search for any image using Google image search without having to install any extension for the purpose.
http://www.addictivetips.com/web/how-to-use-google-chrome-new-search-by-image-feature/
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The Six Best YouTube URL Tricks
YouTube is already one of the best video services online and there are plenty of tricks to make it work for you. Some of the best ones, though, can be done purely from the URL bar.
http://lifehacker.com/the-six-best-youtube-url-tricks-1422544868

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Recover Tons of Wasted Disk Space with the New Windows Update Cleanup
Source: lifehacker
Windows: Microsoft has released a Windows 7 update that adds a new option in the Disk Cleanup tool called Windows Update Cleanup. With it, you can free up several gigabytes of hard drive space from the bloated Windows Updates folder
http://lifehacker.com/recover-tons-of-wasted-disk-space-with-the-new-windows-1442937625

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All About Presentations: Quick & easy way to align objects in PowerPoint
You want to align text and images on your slide. There are many ways of doing it.
http://www.allaboutpresentations.com/2013/10/quick-easy-way-to-align-objects-in.html

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Seven Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of OneNote
I’m not a OneNote user although, after reading this, I might very well become one.
http://lifehacker.com/seven-tips-and-tricks-to-get-more-out-of-onenote-1447747936
Here is a short YouTube video overviewing OneNote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYQS-b-xFFU
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Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards
The place where you can easily convert a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards
http://flippity.net/
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How to Copy YouTube Playlists - YouTube
With the tool, you can copy (clone) any YouTube playlist to your own YouTube account with one click.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItBTmwdFBtw#t=71

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Excel Goal Seek
Excel's Goal Seek feature allows you to alter the data used in a formula in order to find out what the results will be. Watch the YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Da3d0BxPDTQ

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Creating a Typewriter Effect in PowerPoint 2010
http://www.learncamtasia.com/misc/creating-a-typewriter-effect-in-powerpoint-2010/

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Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks to Get Things Done Faster
Here are 10 tips and tricks for Microsoft Word that will help you get things done faster and more efficiently than ever before. I have created the animated GIFs with Word 2013 but the tricks will work just fine with older versions of Microsoft Office as well. Let’s get started.
http://www.labnol.org/software/word-tips-tricks/28267/
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WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE

Important Mail Alert for Microsoft Outlook (Plugin)
Get an email notification for every important message in Outlook. This free plug-in for Microsoft Outlook 2003-2010 that will notify you immediately when a long-awaited email arrives. You just enter some key text and the add-in pops up an alert once an e-mail containing that text comes up.
http://www.ablebits.com/outlook-email-alert/index.php
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4 free programs to recover deleted files from Komando.com
Accidentally deleting an important file is heart stopping. The moment you realize a crucial photo or document is gone seems to last forever. Then the panic hits. Before you panic, however, take a deep breath and relax. Your file might not really be gone.
http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=14118

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PDF Mergy Beta
Merge PDF files very quickly.
http://pdfmerge.w69b.com/
See the Chrome app for this here.

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OneTimeBox
Easily create and share single-use, live web folders. You can create a public folder where anyone can view and upload files without you having to invite them as a contributor to the shared folder
http://www.onetimebox.org/

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Tackk is a free service that you can use to quickly create simple webpages. Using Tackk you can create a page to announce an important event, to advertise an event, or to show off your best digital works.
Source:
Free Technology for Teachers
Direct Link: http://tackk.com/

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The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Source: Reader Dr. Robert J. Chapman
http://www.robertchapman.net
http://archive.org/

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About Me is a web site that lets you create a personal web page about yourself.  You can customise the image on your page or accept the system's randomly-chosen one, and you can create a profile that includes a biography, contact details, and more.  You'll also get a personalised URL such as about.me/yourname. This makes for a great launch page for others to start, especially if you have multiple online profiles. Here is mine: http://about.me/sabella
https://about.me/

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WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.
http://www.wordweb.info/

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RescueTime
With so many distractions and possibilities in your digital life, it's easy to get scattered. RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.
https://www.rescuetime.com/

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Should I Remove It?
Don't have a clue what you should remove or keep? Ever open up the Windows Add/Remove Programs app and are just utterly overwhelmed? Well, don't worry, this completely free program will help you purge your PC within seconds.
http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/

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Free Microsoft Word templates for letters, reports, calendars, and more
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/word-templates-FX102825522.aspx

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JUST FOR FUN

FutureMe.org: Write a Letter to the Future
Send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe give 'em swift kick in the pants. Or just share some thoughts on where you'll or what you'll be up to in a year, three years...more?
http://www.futureme.org/

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Peripheral vision is whacked. Must try this. Amazing
http://imgur.com/opNnoOx

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Just One Club Card
Put all of your club cards onto just one card.
http://www.justoneclubcard.com/

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