Monday, July 30, 2012

Counselors + Data = Achievement 2011

This movie explains the impact that school counselors have on student achievement.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Counseling Geek: Nexus 7 - The iPad Killer?

This short video shows a bit of hands on with my new Nexus 7 by Google. A less expensive (and superior, in my opinion) alternative to the iPad. Check out more about the Nexus 7 on my blog:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Handwrite, a new way to search on Google

Introducing Handwrite, a fun and easy new way to search Google from your smartphone or tablet.

To enable Handwrite, visit on your smartphone or tablet, click 'Settings,' found at the bottom of the page, and then enable Handwrite. This feature is currently available in 27 languages.

Learn more at

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Counseling Geek: A Guide to Digital Portfolios

The video below shows you how I storyboard and created the portfolio, so you can create your own.

A few notes before the video: First is to make this portfolio represent your personality. Have fun with it, but keep in mind the viewer. Things to avoid are: fonts that are difficult to read (try to stick to a serif or sans serif font), unflattering photos, and colors that do not go together. Also, use a site like stock.xchng to find free, high-quality stock images to use as a background (and other images) for your portfolio. The packaged images in PowerPoint are tacky and overused so try to spruce it up (check out the categories of texture, light blurs, etc). You can also deselect the "advance slide on click" option to only let users click on hyperlinks, which is nice so they don't click and accidentally advance to the next page (thank you to my wife for user testing my portfolio and finding that nugget of info). Finally, try to break away from using the slide templates. Start with a blank template and add things like text boxes, your own images, and smart images (not word art!). This gives you both flexibility and a customized look.

Group Therapy (spoof)

Excerpt from an Israeli TV show "Ktzarim": some troubled people meet for group therapy. In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Go Google: Wedding List (Extended Cut)

This one makes me laugh every time ...

SuperBetter: A Healing Game

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

Here is the video explaining the game:

A look at the important work school counselors do

A look at the important work counselors do in Guilford County Schools during National School Counseling Week - February 6th - 10th, 2012.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Video: Students apologize to bullied bus monitor

Three of the four boys who were taped tormenting a school bus monitor have apologized for their behavior in statements released through police. NBC’s Craig Melvin reports from Rochester, N.Y. (TODAY)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

PowerPoint Basics-Embedding Fonts

Learn how to embed fonts so that you can safely send a presentation to someone without worrying whether or not they have the same fonts as you. That way, they'll be able to see exactly the presentation that you created the way you want it to be viewed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mean Girls

Hey guys I got a chance to direct and produce my first music video for a good friend of mine. She is an INCREDIBLE singer and such a good friend! We did this in my house, on my chalkboard. The entire video is "stop motion" which took FOREVER!! But we had so much fun making it. Enjoy!!!

The debut EP from @IamRachelCrow will be available digitally on June 26.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Domestic Violence (Clever Poster)

It happens when nobody is watching. To indicate and show, that domestic violence is often hidden from view, we created the first ever poster that responds to people looking at it.