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Ethics in Technology

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Ethics in Technology for School Psychologists is the first of many webinars provided by Schoolpsych.com.  Furthermore, many of Schoolpsych.com’s blog posts are related to using technology with appropriate ethics.  Many of these blog posts include video tutorials. The challenging thing about teaching technology is that everyone is at a different level.  Therefore, the easiest way […]

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I Never Thought I’d See the Day…

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I never thought I’d see the day when there would be a FREE app that tracks classroom observation behavior data. There’s a lot of apps like this that cost about $30, but if you’re not looking to spend money, this is a flexible and straightforward app that emails you the graphs and percentages.  For those […]

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Work Smarter Not Harder

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Life was not meant for school psychologists to spend their nights and weekends report writing. By working smarter not harder, you can find ways to get the same amount of work done in shorter amounts of time so you can get back to your personal life. The problem: There is a shortage of school psychologists […]

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Posting Scores on Social Media

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    Consulting with other school psychologists is an absolute MUST when it comes to discussing complex cases.  As a school psychologist in the Clark County School District, I’m lucky enough to be working with 180 other school psychologists as well as an assigned school psychologist supervisor and mentor.  Although easy for some school psychologists […]

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Confidentiality Notice In Email

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    While working as a school psychologist, you may have seen emails or already have your email customized to provide a confidentiality notice.  To give an example, a confidentiality notice may look like this: CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this email message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain […]

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Storing Documents on Dropbox

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  As school psychologists, it is our ethical responsibility to ensure the safe-keeping of records, and one way to do this with electronic records is to keep a backup of electronic records by storing them on Dropbox.  While you can do the same thing on a flash drive, flash drives are easier to lose.  Therefore, […]

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Storing Documents on Google Drive

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  As school psychologists, it is our ethical responsibility to ensure the safe-keeping of records, and one way to do this with electronic records is to keep a backup of electronic records by storing them on Google Drive.  While you can do the same thing on a flash drive, flash drives are easier to lose. […]

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Convert Document to PDF/Password Protect PDFs

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  When sending documents to other school psychologists or professionals that contain confidential information, it is common practice to first convert the document to a PDF.  Although it is not directly stated in the NASP Ethical Principals (2010) to do it this way, it is inferred through Standard II.4.7 which writes, “To the extent that school […]

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Sharing Electronic Documents

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  The previous blog posts discusses how to password protect electronically-stored documents.  Given that email is not a completely private means of communication, it is important to password protect documents when sending these documents via email.  One important tip is to not write the password in the email for this is not a private way […]

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Password Protect Excel Documents on MAC

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  The NASP Ethical Principals (2010) discusses how it is the ethical responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of records.  For example, Standard II.4.7 states the following:To the extent that school psychological records are under their control, school psychologists protect electronic files from unauthorized release or modification (e.g., by using passwords and encryption), and they take reasonable […]

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