NCDA Tech Presentations

NCDA once again has several presentations focusing on the integration of tech and career work at their upcoming conference in Houston, June 27-29. Check these out – and yours truly, the Technology Twins, leads the way with the first session:

June 27, 2019 3:30 – 4:45 pm

#112 Share and Share Alike: Peer-Recommended Tech Tools that Bridge the Distance in Career Development The Technology Twins turn the tables! In this interactive session they not only share their favorite tools of the past year, but also allow you to share yours. Come prepared to add your favorite tech resources to the conversation and leave with a list of peer-recommended career development tools. Melissa Venable, HigherEducation.com / Saint Leo University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University

June 28, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

#202 Social Media Competence – from Delivering Information to Co-careering New technologies and social media offer important opportunities for improving career services. This presentation examines career practitioners´ experiences in this technology, especially the competencies required for using social media for co-careering. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies for social media and co-careering are presented. Jaana Kettunen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvskyla, Finland; James P Sampson, The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, Florida State University; Raimo Vuorinen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvskyla

June 28, 2019, 1:15 – 2:30 pm

#311 The 11th Competency: Integrating Technology into the Career Development Process The NCDA Technology Committee regularly reviews career development tools and makes recommendations for the NCDA website. Through an examination of the process used, this workshop walks attendees through the process of evaluating resources and provides a comprehensive starting point for developing their own list of tools. Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago; Lynne Orr, William Patterson University

June 28, 2019, 4:15 – 5:30 pm

#504 E-Learning to Maximize Constituent Reach for Private Practitioners and Consultants E-Learning overcomes time constraints to career development and effectively streamlines mentoring and coaching for more individuals. Individual and group sessions can be held synchronously or asynchronously for many local and national individuals. Here learning management system platforms for incorporating e-Learning into career development practice will be explored. Xyanthine Parillon, Biomed Careers

#506 Value of Digital Badging: Helping Individuals with Barriers to Obtain Competitive Employment Digital Badging is a way to develop job-readiness skills and communicate qualifications to prospective employers. We look at the rapid development of digital badges over the past 8 years, the benefits of micro-credentialing, and how to communicate this value to prospective employers. Brady Riedel, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania; Jamaal Davis, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

June 29, 2019, 8:30 – 9:45 am

#613 Digital Tools Empower Student to Empower Counselors The program will present research results on more than 1,000 high school students on the use of digital tools by students for student self-discovery, analysis and career guidance. Robert Sherwood, Identimap, Inc.; Randy Shepard, Identimap, Inc.; Dylene Cymraes, Identimap, Inc.

June 29, 2019, 10:00 – 11:15 am

#704 Youtube, Instagram and 21st Century Career Practitioner The use of social media in career-related activities has increased dramatically. With the rise of YouTube and Instagram there has been a shift towards visual social media. This presentation examines career practitioners use of the visual social media and demonstrates effective techniques that participant can apply in their own career practice. Jaana Kettunen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Brian Hutchison, Counselor Education Department, New Jersey City University

#703 Innovative Career Education Activity: Results of Impact Analysis How do educators prepare youth for post-secondary work and life? It’s a tall order! The Canadian Career Development Foundation recently evaulated the impact of ChatterHigh, a career exploration tool that harnesses technology and gamification. Hear the results and find out how career education can be both powerful and painless. Sareena Hopkins, Canadian Career Development Foundation

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NCDA Technology Resource

Did you know that NCDA has a technology resource to support career practitioners? I barely have time to mine through my daily google alerts on technology, so I’m grateful when someone does the tech lifting for me! For example, take a look at this month’s tech tip:

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NCDA has monthly tech tips that come out through the e-zine, Career Convergence. And, if you don’t have enough time or memory to check it monthly, you can sign up to have it delivered into your box! Worried you missed something? Check out the “Tech Tips” archive – like I”m going to do…right now. Happy teching!

 

The Career Practitioner’s Guide to Conducting a Webinar

This week I (Melissa) had the privilege of not only attending NCDA’s Career Practitioner Institute in Charleston, SC, but also presenting. When I was approached about developing a session related to technology, I quickly identified this topic – it’s one I field questions about fairly frequently.

Are you interested in presenting a webinar? This presentation offers an overview to get you started. Two tools are outlined, as well as a checklist to make sure you cover key tasks before, during, and after your live session.

Thanks to all who attended in person for sharing their questions, stories, and feedback! Please continue the conversation in the comments area of this post. What are your questions about webinar delivery? What are your tips for those just getting started?

Snapchat – One Month In

So, I think I’m starting to find my groove with Snapchat. Definitely having a planned schedule for the week helps. I can also see how I can re-use items for future semesters (the jigsaw puzzle of content terms can stay the same). I’m wondering if having consistent days, like “Hello I’m a Consultant” Thursdays (where each Thursday I highlight different consultants) or “Fun Friday” where each Friday I have a game (jigsaw puzzle, word find) and Saturday I snap the solution will be useful, or put me in a rut. IMG_8472.jpg

You can swipe up on your snaps to see who has looked at them. Unfortunately, I have only a handful on average. I’m going through a lot of work for only 3 to look at it! So, consistent marketing it to the students may be important. For my own sake, posting at a specific time (e.g., 3 p.m. since students have said they don’t check it until the afternoon because they are working or seeing clients) might be a better idea than whenever the mood hits me. Also, creating teasers that involve the students, like the one below, and sending that out through the course announcements function is something else I might try.

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Committed to making this work. Upping my game!

Snapchat in the Classroom 2018

Thought it was about time for an update on how my integration of Snapchat into my master’s/EdS Consultation course has been going. In two words, “Swimmingly well!” I’ve kept up with my daily goal of reading Snapchat posts from those I follow every day, and posting every day.

#1 Tip: Create a table that outlines the key concepts or points of each week’s lecture in one column. Then start brainstorming how you might teach those concepts, or introduce them, or reinforce them. Is there a symbol or metaphor? Is there any supplemental material in video format  or readings that you could snap about? Can you draw on any of your existing skills (e.g., create and post an infographic) or learn a new skill (like create an animation on powtoon)?

My class meets once a week, and I want to encourage them to post to our class story, which means I have to post something every day or the story disappears (if no one else posts). So, I plan out from Wednesday (when the class meets) until the next Wednesday. Here’s a brief screen grab of my table for the rest of this week.

 

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Tip #2: As of this morning, I only had 6/21 students following the course Snapchat feed. I started today’s lecture with a “here’s a sneak peak of what you missed if you weren’t following on Snapchat.” Bam! Got 5 more signed up right away. Offering extra credit seems to also be encouraging them to post (I say they get .1 point per snap related to content, up to 2 points, which equals 2 quiz grades). Here’s a picture of the “what you missed slide.” Wouldn’t this want to make you sign up if you were a student?

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Hope this is encouraging to those of you who are interested in integrating Snapchat into teaching. We’ll share more as we learn more – in the meantime, please share with us!