By: Nacole Steward<br />Pros for Using Technology in School Counseling<br />
Communication<br />School counselors can use the technology to easily communicate to -<br />Students<br />Teachers<br />Parents<br />Community<br />
Counselors can utilize several technology tools for communication such as:<br />Email<br />Blogs<br />Websites<br />Videos<br />
Communication Continued..<br />Websites and blogs give counselors creativity to present information to the public in various forms. Counselors can upload videos, announcements, music, or other information about their school or practice simply by using web pages. In addition, this information can be available for everyone or limited people while creating the website or blog.<br />
Communication continued…<br />Videos can be used to communicate to students, parents, and the community. Instead of talking face to face about important topics or ideas counselors can make a video to show to students of themselves presenting information. In addition, videos can be uploaded to websites for anyone to view.<br />
Accountability<br />Technology gives counselors easy ways to-<br />Organize information<br />Maintain Time Management<br />Present new ideas or information<br />
Software used for Organizing<br />Microsoft Excel - is an electronic spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. <br />Microsoft Access- Microsoft Access is an information management tool that helps you store information for reference, reporting, and analysis<br />
Software used to Present information<br />Microsoft Power Point-presentation software that helps you tell a valuable information, stories, or ideas and share your slides on the web.<br />Internet- is a collection of related web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is used for exposing information.<br />Microsoft Word-is a software that allows users to perform word processing to save, edit, and present information.<br />
Other advantages about technology for School Counselors<br />Computers require usernames and passwords to access<br />Information is kept secure <br />Saves many important documents<br />Takes up less space than paperwork<br />
Technology is a School Counselors’ trick to remaining efficient!!!<br />
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