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Password Protect Microsoft Excel Documents on PC

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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 […]

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Password Protect Word 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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Password Protect Microsoft Word Documents on PC

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 steps […]

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Fitness Bands Use for Assessment

Guest Post By Dan Florell, Ph.D. – They seem to be almost everywhere. People wearing those thick black bands or blocky looking watches. The fitness band has caught on as more people are trying to be aware of how much they move in a given day and what quality of sleep they are getting.   […]

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Scheduling Meetings Using Doodle

Guest Post By Dan Florell, Ph.D.   “I can’t make that time. How about 3:00pm?” reads the e-mail. This is the latest in a long line of e-mail correspondence that had gone back and forth between the school psychologist and various teachers as they try to schedule a meeting.   This does not have to […]

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Screenshot Software for Report Writing

Guest Post By Dan Florell, Ph.D. – One of the issues I frequently run into while writing a report is transferring a graph or table from one program into a report I am writing in Microsoft Word. Occasionally this can be done on PCs with a simple right click and copy and pasting it into […]

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From Paper-Pushing to People

In general, school psychologists love their job, but if you were to ask school psychologists what their least favorite part of the job was, it would probably be a two-way tie between report writing and paperwork. Fortunately, there is not only tutorials on how to save time on report writing, but also how to save […]

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The Story Behind SchoolPsych

Fall 2012 – Inspiration I didn’t truly understand how busy school psychologists were until practicum year of graduate school in the Boston Public Schools.  Nonetheless, my supervisor who was swarmed with evaluations, still made time for additional (not mandatory) parts of the job such as counseling, prevention, and consultation.  In order to do this came a heavy […]

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4 NASP Resources for Technology

Every school psychologist knows the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) website, but you might not know the breadth of resources it offers.  As a State President, I’ve had the luxury of working closely with many NASP personnel and am extremely impressed at how much support and resources they offer school psychologists in various ways.  What’s really […]

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5 Tips for Making an Insightful School Psychology Blog

As school psychologists, our job is never the same. One minute, you’re monotonously report writing, the next minute, you’re trying to explain to a student that throwing chairs at the wall is not really the best calming-down technique. Good news is, we’re right there with you. School psychologists are having conversations on a global scale […]

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