50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors
How to Be More Engaging, Efficient, and Effective
- Angela Cleveland - Educational Consultant, 2017 New Jersey School Counselor of the Year
- Stephen Sharp - Educational Consultant, 2017 Pennsylvania Middle School Counselor of the Year
Foreword by Russell A. Sabella
Digital tools that will transform your practice
Educating students in the 21st century is about more than preparing them for work in the digital age; it's also about connecting with the whole student and transcending barriers. Written for school counselors and other education professionals, 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors provides insightful descriptions of digital tools that can be used daily to not only enrich intervention and instruction but also guide decision-making, streamline work, enhance communication, and promote happier students. Readers will find:
- a framework for leadership and advocacy through the lens of technology
- vignettes demonstrating implementation and quotes from students and other stakeholders
- step-by-step guides and checklists
- perspectives from counselors around the country that provide a peer-to-peer feel
- narratives, technical descriptions, and diagrams
School counselors are often unsure or unaware of the myriad of existing tech tools. This book will help them enhance their practice, feel more confident, spend less time on paperwork, and enable today’s students to achieve success in school and access information on college and careers.
“50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors is a much-needed resource for experienced school counselors who want new tools as well as for counselors who are just beginning to use technology to deliver their school counseling programs. We are at a turning point in the profession, where school counselors understand the importance of being tech-savvy but sometimes don’t know where to start. 50+ Tech Tools provides program delivery, data collection, and organizational tools and resources. This book is a must for every school counselor’s bookshelf!”
“School counselors have long needed access to quality technology tools in their vital roles supporting students. This book provides them the opportunity to use data and tech tools to more efficiently and effectively implement the design, delivery, and evaluation of comprehensive school counseling programs aligned with the ASCA National Model.”
"In order for school counselors to meet the diverse, evolving needs of students as they traverse their educational paths, technological literacy is essential. This book is not only needed but also essential for supporting school counselors and school counselor educators’ technological literacy. It is a valuable resource for intentional technology integration in school counseling and school counselor education and written in a user-friendly manner."
“As school counselors we have an ethical obligation to demonstrate appropriate use of technology. For those who are new to integrating technology into their work, this book offers great insight, including what some of those tech tools are, why you should use them, and exactly how to get started. And for those who are more familiar with using technology, you just might find a new tool to help you become more effective, efficient, and engaging.”
"Our job as school counselors is based on relationships, and our youth rely more and more on technology as a way to connect and communicate. This book is a quick reference guide for educators to browse and quickly determine which application best fit their needs. It provides user-friendly overviews of many tech tools along with step-by-step guidance for how to get them set up."
"This book is coming out at just the right time! We need to use more technology and become more digitally-oriented in order to keep our students interested and provide the most up-to-date, effective information to our parents, staff. and communities. It definitely gives me ideas about tools that can help my job (and life) become easier if I use them."
"Technology is a growing industry and is frequently used in the school setting. While there are many websites that provide information about technology, the process of searching for it is long and tedious. 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors makes things so much easier for educators. This book is necessary for all school counselors in the 21st century."