Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #146


SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #146
Date of Publication: May 28, 2014

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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           Please take a moment to visit our Sponsors:

Positive Relations @ School (& Elsewhere) is Nancy Willard's new book that provides guidance to schools on how to reduce bullying and harassment and limit its harmful effects in a manner that will both effectively address the well-being of students and assist schools from avoiding litigation and civil rights enforcement actions.
http://www.embracecivility.org/


Amazon.com Student Membership

Amazon Student is a free membership program created especially for college students. Read more here and sign up here.




Customized Webinars for School Counselors by Dr. Russ Sabella. Each webinar is customized for either 60 or 90 minutes. Other options available upon request.
http://www.schoolcounselor.com/webinars/



BASED ON A TRUE STORY of OLD-FASHIONED LOVE ... Sina is a devoted daughter, an average student, and just happens to be at the center of the greatest tomato-flying mishap in Sicily's history.  This heartwarming story of food, family, and a deep and lasting love is destined to become a classic in children's literature.
PASTA is LOVE may make you laugh, and it may make you cry, but one thing is for certain, it will make you hungry!  It may also answer the age-old question, it there really a 'happily ever after?'   Ages 6-9
Available now at: http://www.pastaislove.com/


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.

http://www.schoolcounselor.com/tears/



Must See Videos
New videos have been added since the last issue:


●        
Google’s New Car Doesn’t Have a Steering Wheel
●        Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!
●        Introducing Word Lens
●        Grads
●        My Cat Saved My Son
●        Dogs being cute


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

– Pinterest. Lots of resources for counselors, parents, and others.
http://pinterest.com/rsabella/

– YouTube. Counseling related playlists and more.
http://www.youtube.com/user/cyberprof

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          TIPS AND TRICKS
deturl.com - download videos from YouTubeSave a YouTube video as an MP3 file, iPod file, FLV file, MP4 file, AVI file, and more!http://deturl.com/

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Word Definitions with GoogleSource:
GuidingTech
Did you know you could quickly look up the meaning of any word using the define: operator in Google search? So, let's say, you want to know the meaning of the word 'quintessential'. All you need to do is type define:quintessential in Google to get the meaning.

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Search Tips & Tricks – Inside SearchGoogle’s own tips and tricks page.
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks/all.html

Also see the new Google Tips A bunch of stuff you can do in Google using flipcards. Find a card you like and “flip it” over to learn more. Categorized by what you can do at home, work, ong the go, or more.
https://www.google.com/get/googletips/

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Microsoft Word 2010 Reference Card
http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/west/support/other/reference/word.pdf
More here:
http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/west/support/other/reference/

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LastPass Heartbleed CheckerWith news breaking on Monday, April 7th that the Heartbleed bug causes a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet, we want to update our community on how this bug may have impacted LastPass and clarify the actions we're taking to protect our customers.
https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/

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Is (website) down for everyone or just me?
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

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The Best Google Docs Features You're Probably Not UsingMany of us already know and love Google Docs for being free, available on the web, and relatively robust. What you may not know is that there are a ton of features hiding in Google Docs that either don't exist in other suites, or are just too awesome to not use all the time.
http://lifehacker.com/the-best-google-docs-features-youre-probably-not-using-1570728322

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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.
http://www.schoolcounselor.com/tears/

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Microsoft Word 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts - Printable Cheat SheetClick
here.

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Background BurnerInstantly Remove Backgrounds from Images and Photos
http://www.bonanza.com/background_burner

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Ask The Geek Reply - Sharing Google Forms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEr1L4FXbdk

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Add borders and crop images in Google Docs & SlidesNew! You can adjust and customize images you have added to Google Docs and Slides by cropping or masking them, and by adding borders.
https://support.google.com/drive/answer/4600160?p=crop_images&rd=1

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ACCOUNT KILLERThis site provides instructions to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites, including Skype, Facebook, Windows Live, Hotmail / Live, Twitter, MSN / Messenger, Google and many more. Want to create an account somewhere? Check our the Blacklist first to see if it's even possible to remove your profile!
http://www.accountkiller.com/en/
Posters
Beautiful ... Inspiring
 .. Motivational ... Touching
Counseling Posters for your Office
 and Home


Career Posters
Inspiration/Motivation
Change
Most Popular

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WORTHY WEBSITES AND SOFTWARE

Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama. (Requires Android)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.GoogleCamera

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StatCrunch is powerful web-based statistical software that allows users to collect data, perform complex analyses, and generate compelling results. StatCrunch is built in a vibrant online community offering more than 15,000 data sets.
http://www.statcrunch.com/

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Remind101Safely communicate with students and parents for free. Users never see students’ phone numbers. Students never see theirs. Students and parents sign up by text, email, or online via the join pages.
http://r101.co/090e3

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Word Lens, The Real-Time Translation App, is Now FreeGoogle has purchased Word Lens' parent company, Quest Visual, and their first move was making the app free to download.
http://lifehacker.com/word-lens-the-real-time-translation-app-is-now-free-1579220195

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minutes.io Have you ever faced the situation of agreeing on decisions and task assignments in a meeting and it takes days before the minutes are written and sent to everyone—if they ever are? minutes.io just does that. In an elegant and simple manner. You can use it in your browser, but you don’t need to be connected to the Internet. You don’t need to sign up. And it’s free!
http://minutes.io/

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Help ID Me is a page dedicated to finding the names of unidentified children. These children — often found deceased without any information that can tell law enforcement who they were — deserve to have their names back. We have a caseload of approximately 650 unidentified persons and are working to find an identity for each and every one.
https://www.facebook.com/HelpIDMe

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Perfect PotluckDid everyone bring macaroni and cheese? Plan your next potluck with PerfectPotluck.com, a free tool for coordinating meals for groups
http://www.perfectpotluck.com/

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Boomerang for GmailScheduled sending and email remindershttp://www.boomeranggmail.com/

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QuizBeanQuickly create online quizzes for free.
http://quizbean.com/

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Mathway | Math Problem SolverMathway provides students with the tools they need to understand and solve their math problems. With hundreds of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.
https://mathway.com/

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Acuity Scheduling: Easy Online Appointment SchedulingSave time by having your clients book appointments online, on their own, at any time, anywhere in the world — and on your schedule.
https://acuityscheduling.com/

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WhoozinFree RSVP Online for recurring meetings, events and organized groups.
http://www.whoozin.com/

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HabitBull is an Android app that takes a swing at helping people accomplish this. It’s not one of those apps that starts nagging you to do something, or incessantly reminds you not to do something. It’s an alarm app for your habits and is possibly more suited for developing a good habit than it is for beating out a bad one.
http://www.addictivetips.com/android/habitbull-helps-you-break-a-bad-habit-or-develop-a-good-one-android/

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JUST FOR FUN
WallpapersWideFree HD desktop wallpapers for widescreen, high definition, and mobile. http://wallpaperswide.com/

Also see
http://www.pptbackgrounds.net/

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Tiii.me does one thing and does it well. Give it the name of a TV series and it will calculate the amount of time it will take to watch the entire series from beginning to end.
http://tiii.me/

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2048
I’m definitely not a big gamer although I did find this one addicting. Use your arrow keys to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one! You can probably find this one as an app for your smart phone as well.
http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/

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SoundrownIf you find it hard to work in silence, and you can't find a radio station that gives you the soothing sounds you need in order to relax, then take a look at a web site called Sound Drown.
http://www.soundrown.com/

Source:
Gizmo’s Freeware

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The world’s most relaxing music | Night School
http://nightschoolbook.wordpress.com/the-worlds-most-relaxing-music/

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The Fountain of Flavor! (YouTube Video)Build a cool summertime fountain filled with flavor!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7hTirZM_SM

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The 26 Craziest Selfies on the Internet - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-pX5YJJnRE

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8tracks | Radio, rediscovered8tracks is handcrafted internet radio. It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks.
http://8tracks.com/explore

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