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Web 2.0 and college admissions: How the read/write web is changing the way kids explore and apply to colleges
 
 
College Admissions 2.0:

Welcome to the Internet you never knew, but always hoped for. We will discuss the role of the new generation of web communication tools for counselors on both sides of the desk, including blogs, IM, podcasts, text messaging, screen casts, photo/video sharing, Wikis, and more. How can you use these tools to help students and your institution? We will also discuss implications of sites like MySpace and Facebook in college admissions.


Handouts
 
 
 
Our powerpoint from the presentation. .
 
 
A very concise and interesting screen cast.
 
 
 
 
Learn about the latest e-recruiting practices at degree-granting U.S. institutions.
 
 
 
 
BOOKS
A fascinating look at how video games and pop culture may actually be good for our children.
 
A first look at the economics of collaberation
 
Arguabley the best of all
 
The latest look at Gallup’s strengths finder
 
 
The book that started the website.
 
TRUE COLORS
 
 
Blogs & podcasts
The Presenters
Shauns McElroy’s International Counselor Blog
 
 
College Admission Blogs
 
Admission podcasts
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Counselor Blogs
 
Student blogs
 
Tech tips/tools
Technology tips blog for teachers and counselors
 
One of the best tip sites around--not just technology but everything
 
Latest developments and tools from the Web 2.0 World
 
Blogging tools
The following all will host your blog for free
 
 
Wikis
Many places allow you to create free wikis:
  1. Wetpaint
 
Podcasting
Mathematics
Arts
 
Twit, one of the most significant podcasts around for keeping the pulse on technology.