18 Essential Web Applications for School Counselors

Written by admin at 02:46:pm on 19th October, 2010

Teachers and counselors have lots of technology on their side these days. The number of applications and websites available that are relevant to your career is simply amazing. Check out these 19 web applications that can make your job as a counselor easier and your life a bit more fun, too!

For Your iPhone

  1. Evernote: You’ll never take notes on paper again. It’s so easy to take notes on your phone and save them or file them. You can easily catalog notes for later and eliminate carrying that notebook around with you all the time.
  2. Remember the Milk: This is a great app for making electronic lists and keeping track of the things you have to do.
  3. TED: TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design: This app is great for finding out plenty of interesting information. You’ll get access to lots of great speakers and speeches here.
  4. Keynote: The iWork Keynote app is ideal for on-the-go presentation development. You can also import Microsoft Powerpoint slide decks with ease.
  5. Stanza: Read books on your iPhone with this great digital reading interface. You won’t believe how clearly you can read with Stanza.

For Your Android

  1. WaveSecure: As a counselor, you may have confidential information stored on your phone. WaveSecure keeps it safe.
  2. Titanium Backup: Back up the information on your phone quickly and easily.
  3. Astrid: This is a great to do list application that will really keep you organized.
  4. Folder Organizer: This lets you organize your apps, bookmarks, contacts and shortcuts by creating labels. You can also customize the icons for the labels that you create.
  5. Good Reader: This is a great Google reader app for the Android. You can read your RSS feeds and other docs on Google with unbelievable clarity.
  6. Urban Dictionary: Keep up with what those high school students are talking about with Urban Dictionary. Look up modern slang phrases quickly and easily.
  7. World Stats: This is one of the best online references you’ll ever find. What’s the capital of Brazil? How many people live in the capital? This app can tell you in a flash.

For Your Computer

  1. Wridea: Take notes and then color coordinate them for easy reference. You’ll love how easy it is to organize notes with this website.
  2. Awesome highlighter: Highlight information on web pages and then create a link to that page for future reference. Go back to the highlighted information with the click of the mouse.
  3. School Counselor: This is the website for the American School Counselor Association. It offers resources and news for school counselors.
  4. ACT School Planner: Keep up to date with the activities secondary school counselors need to stay abreast of with this ACT website.
  5. The American Counseling Association: This site is a great resource for counselors of any kind. This organization works to promote the field of counseling and the people served by counselors of all kinds.
  6. National Career Development Association: One of the most important functions of a secondary school counselor is helping students decide on a college major or a career. The NCDA is a great resource to help counselors help their students.

Your work life can be so much easier with just a few great tools of the trade. All counselors can benefit from these websites and applications to help them do a better job, be more organized and stay more informed. Watch your productivity soar, your knowledge increase and your life become much more organized just by using these websites and applications. You’re sure to see a great benefit at work and at home. New apps are created every day, so be sure to stay informed on the newest apps that can make your life easier.

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