Many, many more school counselors are adding the use of an iPad to their programs. I think that this is absolutely fantastic! This will be my 3rd school year using one in my program and each year I find more and more ways to incorporate its use in my day to day counselor life. So here are a few (free, my favorite price) apps to consider adding on your iPad:
-Dusty D. Dawg Has Feelings Too: Completely interactive book that shows students that having and showing your feelings is ok.
-Digital Passport for Kids: Great app to share knowledge of on-line/internet safety. There are also games and great videos about proper internet use.
-ABC Notes: Sticky notes and reminders for you iPad. I don't know about you, but I use more than my fair share of sticky notes. Here's a paperless alternative (I'm always looking for paperless ideas).
-PikMe: This app randomly chooses students, so that everyone gets a chance. I will most likely use this in my small groups so that everyone gets a turn to talk/share.
-Frame Artist: This is a cool picture app that be used to create calendars, flyers, photo collages, etc. I plan on using it in small groups (could be used individually also) and I plan on using this app to create a photo collage of all the various things that a school counselor does.
Here's a quick collage that I created to show for this post.
-Keeper: (I've shared this before but it's worth sharing again) Store all your passwords in one place. We all have full plates and remembering 15 different passwords just adds to the madness. You now only need to remember ONE password to access Keeper. This app has been a lifesaver for me!
And for high school counselors...
-College FASFA Finder: College and financial aid reference
-SATMax SAT Prep: SAT prep app that even provides SAT info on colleges that you're interested in.
-Teen Hotlines: Need resources, phone numbers or websites for issues and concerns that teens deal with? It's all in one place thanks to this app.
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