2009

Links - December 2009 - Every Picture Tells a Story

Digital Storytelling

The Center for Digital Storytelling -
tinyurl.com/yxty2v
UH Educational Use of DST-
tinyurl.com/6g4kkp
Barrett Digital Storytelling -
tinyurl.com/dlstho
Firenza Digital Storytelling -
tinyurl.com/ykhntty
Wikiversity Digital Storytelling -
tinyurl.com/ylempfm
Bellingham YouTube -
tinyurl.com/byv5co


Samples

Samples from CDS -
tinyurl.com/8snjp9
OSU digital storytelling samples -
tinyurl.com/yfyulz2
U of Houston DST Personal samples -
http://tinyurl.com/yjvf8sz
Maricopa Center for Learning -
tinyurl.com/yjlm48d
The Falling Woman Story -
tinyurl.com/ylxkpto


Resources

OSU Digital Storytelling resources -
tinyurl.com/yfh9kj7
DST tools -
tinyurl.com/yhv49ce
DST workshop links -
tinyurl.com/lo753u
Elements of DST -
tinyurl.com/kno366
7 elements of storytelling -
tinyurl.com/yk362xo
CDS Digital Storytelling cookbook -
tinyurl.com/yjlonhf


Fair Use

DST for Educators Copyright -
tinyurl.com/ygj6n9e
Teach Digital -
tinyurl.com/yk8x5nv
DigiTales Copyright Savvy -
tinyurl.com/yznpmt2


Counselor Training

DST Counselor Education -
tinyurl.com/yhcrtq8
DST and its role in therapy -
tinyurl.com/yfdsldt
Stories for Change -
storiesforchange.net
Kidsforkids DST -
tinyurl.com/yfaevvz
Youth empowerment using DST -
tinyurl.com/ygrvoyk
Uh Rubrics -
tinyurl.com/yhxrvwc
DST Rubric -
tinyurl.com/ygtdr9p
Techteachers DST Rubric -
tinyurl.com/ylbol46
Barrett DST Rubric -
tinyurl.com/ygmuz4t


Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography

Phototherapy-centre -
tinyurl.com/yhadf3t
5 Phototherapy techniques -
tinyurl.com/ygxtv65
Photography as a healing practice -
tinyurl.com/yfomhlk
Using photography with seniors in therapy -
tinyurl.com/yh2x8p3
Facebook Phototherapy -
tinyurl.com/yho4krr
Risks involved in Phototherapy -
tinyurl.com/yhtpl6l
Gabhart Therapeutic photography -
tinyurl.com/yjcts6p
Phototherapy in the UK -
tinyurl.com/ykakq92

Links - November 2009 - My life's an open (face)book

Digital Boundaries

Technology Generation Gap in the Workplace - tinyurl.com/c3owvl
The Digital Native: Digital Privacy - tinyurl.com/y9exgny
APA 2008 Porous boundaries and the Internet - tinyurl.com/yeomrsc
APA Monitor ethics and social media - tinyurl.com/lqkmeq


Social Network Mishaps

Facebook firing - tinyurl.com/ybg6sq8
8 examples of Facebook Embarrassment - tinyurl.com/yctrj8x
Teacher suspended for Facebook comments - tinyurl.com/y8opyqb
How Facebook can get you fired - tinyurl.com/7y9o9m
Posting information can get you fired - tinyurl.com/yb3ov6k


Professional presence

Basics of Facebook - tinyurl.com/8ugsnv
Create a Professional Facebook page - tinyurl.com/y8buqd7
Facebook etiquette tips - tinyurl.com/y9ahubz
How to keep a separate professional identity - tinyurl.com/y9d3nno
Facebook guide for professionals - tinyurl.com/yaj7s4r
Facebook and professional networking - tinyurl.com/yb8key9
How to create a professional Facebook - tinyurl.com/yehh2ev
Keeping your guard up - tinyurl.com/ye37awt


Limiting access

College Athletes deal with MySpace, Facebook - tinyurl.com/ybq7cfo
Facebook/Twitter banned by most employers - tinyurl.com/m7yrax
Military may ban Twitter/Facebook as security issue - tinyurl.com/yaeksh6
Twitter Facebook banned by Marines on Military Network - tinyurl.com/m78hbc
When the boos invades Facebook - tinyurl.com/lgnwkj


Security and privacy

Facebook Privacy Help Center - tinyurl.com/yedoz9h
Facebook Fail: Privacy settings - tinyurl.com/c5ck55
10 Privacy settings - tinyurl.com/c59bzd
Professional Facebook privacy - tinyurl.com/knp656
Facebook announces privacy improvements - tinyurl.com/y9ztx43
Facebook moves to improve privacy - tinyurl.com/yab2bm7
What Facebook quizes know about you - tinyurl.com/yc7hw4n
Privacy and apps - tinyurl.com/6l6x5e


Social network research

Research on social network sites - tinyurl.com/36l2u8
A social network caught in the web - tinyurl.com/ybrk2ob
A privacy paradox - tinyurl.com/yegfltw
MIT Project ‘Gaydar’ - tinyurl.com/neur4t
The benefits of Facebook ‘friends’ - tinyurl.com/ypp7c5
Ethical dilemmas for professors - tinyurl.com/yausgsf

Links - October 2009 - (no column this month)

Links - September 2009 - Healing sorrow from loss

Professional associations and foundations:

Association for Death Education and Counseling - adec.org
American Institute of Health Care Professionals - tinyurl.com/l2ebyk
The Center for Thanatology Reseach & Education - tinyurl.com/m54daf
SIDS Network Home Page - sids-network.org
The Compassionate Friends - compassionatefriends.org


The debate on impact:

Is grief counseling helpful or harmful - tinyurl.com/llpch5
Negative views not substantiated - tinyurl.com/lpx2yk
Journal Watch - tinyurl.com/ljd2ht
Evaluation of empirical foundations - tinyurl.com/m92zlt


General resources:

Grief Counseling concepts - tinyurl.com/mc4u3u
Grief Counseling process - tinyurl.com/mfzw95
Grief Counseling field manual - tinyurl.com/km6ft9
Coping with grief and loss - tinyurl.com/n4e7f6
Healing grief through art - tinyurl.com/nxd3ak
What to say to the bereaved - tinyurl.com/no58nz
Counseling for Loss resources - tinyurl.com/n6nmde
Online Grief resources - tinyurl.com/ndzqnu


College counseling websites:

Columbia University - tinyurl.com/nz56ju
The University of Illinois - tinyurl.com/nj7p3o
SUNY - Buffalo - tinyurl.com/q6yvt
The George Washington University - tinyurl.com/q36y8p
The University of Iowa - tinyurl.com/sr1m
Useful Techniques with College Students - tinyurl.com/mdpvtd


Online support:

Webhealing Forums - tinyurl.com/mg6rjb
Hospice of the Valley - tinyurl.com/2slxh4
GriefNet.org - rivendell.org
Grief Recovery Online - groww.com
Otrib Forum & Chat - otrib.com
Mygriefspace Online Community - mygriefspace.net
Blogs about: Grief Counseling - tinyurl.com/ntrovv
The Grief Blog - thegriefblog.com
Grief and Loss blogspot - grief-loss-info.blogspot.com/


Pet loss:

American Veterinary Medical Association Support Hotlines - tinyurl.com/anmfxc
Pet Loss Support Hotlines - tinyurl.com/klq7sv
Pet Grief Counseling by Phone - tinyurl.com/lonjsz
Pet Loss Support and Grief - tinyurl.com/l6kqvt
Pet Memorials - critters.com

Links - August 2009 - Counselors and Social Networking

Social networking basics

Social Network Rankings -
http://tinyurl.com/czsls9
Comparison of Online Communities -
http://tinyurl.com/m93ukz
List of Social Media Sites -
http://tinyurl.com/2qglzo
Social Network Lists -
http://tinyurl.com/m8gsl7
Videos: How to use Facebook -
http://tinyurl.com/mmy6mt
Facebook Policy -
http://tinyurl.com/zx6ny


Problems with Social Networking

Five clues that you are addicted to Facebook - http://tinyurl.com/cb7ers
Students and Facebook addiction -
http://tinyurl.com/krs8mt
Social networking and mental health -
http://tinyurl.com/m78cz3
Social Networks and student achievement -
http://tinyurl.com/muzvgh
Moral and emotional issues -
http://tinyurl.com/covj3c
Mental illness gimmicks -
http://tinyurl.com/c49c67
Pro-anorexia groups -
http://tinyurl.com/mg5m32


Safety precautions

Wake Up call -
http://tinyurl.com/ckdrby
5 Facebook privacy settings -
http://tinyurl.com/msjwje
5 Things students shouldn’t do with Facebook -
http://tinyurl.com/6c97zk
Guide to keeping your kids safe -
http://tinyurl.com/npdrmo
10 ways to stay safe -
http://tinyurl.com/bz5ccq


Examples of use in counseling

Counselor: What’s in your Facebook? -
http://tinyurl.com/mttoyt
Visions ACCA Newsletter -
http://tinyurl.com/mrvtpx
Using MySpace in counseling -
http://tinyurl.com/lgj266
Using social networks during health scares -
http://tinyurl.com/o9ae8j


College Counseling

Time.com article -
http://tinyurl.com/cuwsn4
NACAC Report -
http://tinyurl.com/ku9kcb
International College Counselors -
http://tinyurl.com/nhqh4f
10% of Admissions Counselors . . . -
http://tinyurl.com/3rpxfb
CHE: The Wired Campus -
http://tinyurl.com/49rl4g
UNCP Counseling & Testing Center -
http://tinyurl.com/m3lvk5
NCDA suggestions for Facebook -
http://tinyurl.com/lowyxo


Professional Associations

Mental Health America -
http://tinyurl.com/malds8
Independent School Counselor -
http://tinyurl.com/mjsvu4
American School Counselor Association -
http://tinyurl.com/nxxwon
Chi Sigma Iota International chapter social network guidelines -
http://tinyurl.com/mq8jn4 


Ethics and social networking

TCTA Professional issues -
http://tinyurl.com/m9rw84
Edutopia poll -
http://tinyurl.com/ly2a5v
Social networking legal update -
http://tinyurl.com/c33bdx
Online student-teacher friendships -
http://tinyurl.com/n4dhxd

Links - July 2009 - Bloggin the Digital Narrative

Getting your Blog space

Blogger - www.blogger.com
Typepad - www.typepad.com
Squarespace - www.squarespace.com
LiveJournal - www.livejournal.com
WordPress - www.wordpress.com


Writing a good blog

Lorelle on WordPress gives a general overview of blogging, blog services and how you can use blogging at - http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2005/08/29/learning-about-blogging-and-how-to-blog/

Working Smart provides a great blog post about how to start a blog at -
http://michaelhyatt.blogs.com/workingsmart/2005/04/how_to_start_a_.html

Dumb Little Man gives suggestions on the process that he uses for blogging (including a funny video) at - http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/08/how-i-blog.html

kung fu grippe, produced by one of my favorite Internet writer/speaker Merlin Mann, has a post with video and slide presentation on how to blog at - http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/50022261/how-to-blog

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a some suggestions on how to blog safely (about work or anything else) at - http://www.eff.org/wp/blog-safely


Practitioner Blogs

Cynthia McKenna, LPC, NCC has a blog with reflections on topical issues that speaks to clients and counselors at - www.counselingblog.com

Jay Slupesky, M.A., MFT has A Marriage Therapist’s Blog where he gives personalized stories and insights into the practice of marriage therapy at - www.eastbaycouples.com/blog/

Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT - blogs Notes from a Therapist’s Chair with topic titles of her posts focusing on relationships but also providing interesting information about counseling practice at - thetherapyandcounselingblog.blogspot.com

Tina Cannon, Ph.D., LMHC has developed the Online Counseling Blog, a well designed blog site with topics of bipolar, anxiety and depressive disorders at - www.onlinecounselingblog.com

Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley have created The Grief Blog covering topic of grief and loss counseling and issues at - www.thegriefblog.com/grief-counseling/blog/


Association/Counseling Service portal blogs

The Florida School Counselor Association provides a blog that is a news feed on current news and information of interest to school counselors at - www.fla-schoolcounselor.org/news/

The Independent School Counselor blog by Jeff Wolfsberg provides some interesting information with potential consultation services for school counselors at - www.independentschoolcounselor.com

The Marriage Counseling Blog provides a comprehensive directory of posts on couples counseling with portals available for readers to find couple’s counselors in their area at - www.themarriagecounselingblog.com


Microblogging Services

Twitter - www.twitter.com
Jaiku - www.jaiku.com


Microblogging Tips

Twitip is a blog that gives you tips about Twittering at - www.twitip.com
My #1 Twitter tip is at - http://technologizer.com/2009/03/27/my-1-twitter-tip-smart-advice-from-36-twitterers
Twitter basics can be found at - www.kcnn.org/modules/twitter_basics
Twitter help support can be found at - help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries
The language of Twitter can be found at - www.buzzmakr.com/2008/10/twictionary-twitter-basics.html


Counseling and microblogging

CESNET-L - www.CESNET-L.net

Links - May 2009 - Teaching and Counseling in Virtual World

Second Life

Second Life Home Page - http://secondlife.com
Learn more about Second Life - http://secondlife.com/whatis/
Wired Guide to Second Life - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.10/sloverview.html
Introduction to Second Life - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b72CvvMuD6Q


Teaching

How Education Enterprises Use Virtual Worlds - http://secondlifegrid.net/slfe/education-use-virtual-world
Simteach ‘ SL Education Wiki - http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki
Engaging Virtual Campuses - http://campustechnology.com/articles/2009/03/04/second-life-engaging-virtual-campuses.aspx
Just Ask the Avatar in the Front Row - http://campustechnology.com/articles/2007/05/just-ask-the-avatar-in-the-front-row.aspx
Problem solving in Virtual Worlds - http://www.physorg.com/news141910130.html
CounselorAudioSource.Net Podcast on SL - http://www.counseloraudiosource.net/feeds/CAS086.mp3


Virtual presence

Being There: The Subjective Experience of Virtual Presence - http://commtechlab.msu.edu/publications/files/beingthere.html
3D Worlds and Cultural Heritage - http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/papers/diBlas/diBlas.html


Counseling

The Counseling Center in Second Life - http://slcounseling.org
Mental Health resources in Second Life - http://kouroshdini.com/2008/04/02/mental-health-resources-in-second-life
Second Life for Clinical Psychology - http://www.jmir.org/2008/3/e21
Second Life for eHealth Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytHjd3Ya8pc

Links - April 2009 - Kids caught in the net

Websites designed for kids:

Netsmartz.org – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Created for parents, children, and educators.
SafeTeens.com – gives a list of social-web tips for teens, provides info for parents too.
Stopcyberbullying.org – Gives definitions and covers the how, why, prevention aspect of cyberbullying. It provides an age range for kids to click on, parents, teachers, and law enforcement.
Cyberbullying.info – an IT consultant from Australia created the site. It is designed for children.


Sign-up or purchase:

WebWiseKids.org – created for kids about online issues using a hands-on, minds-on learning curriculum to purchase.
CSN.org – Child Safety Network –The site is free, but you have to create an account to log in to receive the information from the group


Corporate/Media sponsored sites:

BlogSafety.com – this is supported by many of the social networking sites like Facebook, AOL, MySpace, and Xanga. They provide advice and articles about topics concerning cyberbullying, text messaging, etc. Tips are also in Spanish.
Myspace.com – Clicking on the Safety tab, allows the viewer to see the protocol and advice from the people in charge of helping MySpace members.
GetNetWise.org – Google, Microsoft, and Verizon are some of the corporate sponsors. Kids Safety, Spam, Security, and Privacy are the topics covered by this group.


Legal – Criminal issues:

ncpc.org/cyberbullying - National Crime Prevention Council – for parents and kids
Cybertipline.com – reporting a cyber crime to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Cyberbullying.org – Created by Nancy Willard, a lawyer who specializes in school law. The website includes how to talk the talk, examples, and what can be done to help.
WiredSafety.org – this provides info for a variety of online activity that could lead to safety issues of identity and cyber harassment.


Internet lingo:

Lingo2word.com – This is fluid site and is updated frequently. You type in the Internet lingo and it will produce a translation. It will also enable you to put in full phrases and the Internet lingo will come up. This site also does emoticons.
Transl8it.com – This site also does lingo to English and English to lingo. There is a most used message list and you can add lingo to the database.
Webopedia.com – The user can choose categories to go along with the words they are looking for. The site also has pronunciation help.
Whatis.com – This site is similar to Webopedia.com. It has a range of tech and software information.

Links - March 2009 - Addressing Empty Pockets

Consumer Price Index - http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm

Budget/debt counseling
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling - http://www.nfcc.org
Debt Advice Credit 101 -
http://www.debtadvice.org/Credit101/credit101_01.cfm

Developing a household budget

An online version for developing a budget can be found at:
Instant Budget 101 - http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/instantbudget/instantbudget_101.jsp

Free PC software for budgeting can be found at:
SimplyD Budget - http://dsbudget.sourceforge.net
Budget Tracker -
http://ducksoftware.com/budgettracker.html
BasicBudget -
http://cvs.uwc.ac.za/Projects/BasicBudget/BasicBudget.html
The Data Furnace Budget -
http://datafurnace.net.au/tdfbudget/html/download.html

Free Mac software for budgeting can be found at:
Buddi - http://buddi.thecave.homeunix.org/en/download.jsp
Cashforecaster -
http://object-craft.com.au/projects/macosxutils/cashforecaster.html

A printable worksheet from DebtAdvice.org:
Monthly budget/debt planner - http://debtadvice.org/Credit101/budget_debt_ws.pdf

Mortgage issues
Homeowner Crisis Resource Center - http://housinghelpnow.org

General financial information

Money101 - http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101
Managing My Money -
http://managingmymoney.com

The next generation
Ways to Teach Kids About Money - http://life.familyeducation.com/money-and-kids/personal-finance/34481.html
Kids and Money -
http://www.moneyinstructor.com/kids.asp


Links - February 2009 - (no column this month)

Links - January 2009 - You Say You Want a Resolution

Technophobes
Dealing with Technophobes —
http://avtechnologyonline.com/content.aspx?id=301
How to Teach Technology to Technophobes —
http://hrworld.com/features/teaching-technophobes-022108/
Dealing With Technophobia Among Learners —
http://articlesbase.com/e-learning-articles/dealing-with-technophobia-among-learners-107071.html

Assessing Computer Skills
Adult Basic Computer Skills Assessment —
http://nwlincs.org/NWLINCSWEB/softdown.htm
Moraine Valley Computer Skills Self-Assessment —
http://online.morainevalley.edu/FirstTimeUsers/ComputerSkills.htm
Carroll Community College Skills Assessment —
http://carrollcc.edu/courses/online/assessment/skills_assessment.asp

Computer Tutorials
Home and Learn Computer Tutorials —
http://homeandlearn.co.uk/index.html
The Baycon Group Computer Tutorials —
http://baycongroup.com/tutorials.htm
eHow.com Guide to Computers —
http://ehow.com/guide_5-computers.html
eHow.com Guide to Computer Software —
http://ehow.com/information_1014-computer-software.html
GCF LearnFree.org Computer Training —
http://gcflearnfree.org/computer/
Expert Village Computer Videos —
http://expertvillage.com/about_23_computers.htm
Boot Camp Instructional CDs —
http://schoolcounselor.com

Keeping your resolution
Tools to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution —
http://lifehacker.com/336991/free-tools-to-manage-new-years-resolutions
Expert Advice for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions —
http://umm.edu/features/prepare.htm
New Year’s Resolution Excel Calendar —
http://vertex42.com/calendars/resolution-checklist.html