Google+ Elementary School Counselor blog, by Scott Ertl, Elementary School Counselor: February 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

6 Free Apps for Counselors, Teachers and Parents

Bully Block
The Bully Block app allows users to covertly record verbal threats and harassment, block inappropriate texts and pictures, and utilize auto respond features. Unlike other apps on the market, Bully Block blocks bullies that utilize private or unknown numbers to engage in cyberbullying. Bully Block also has instant reporting features that allow the user to email or text abusive behavior to parents, teachers, and law enforcement.

Class DoJo
This FREE app tracks student behaviors by awarding and recording real-time feedback. Easily share behavior reports with parents, counselors, and administrators. You can sync your iPhone and PC to record behaviors in class while walking around.!/id463493101?mt=8

Feel Electric
This FREE app offers engaging tools that use content and curriculum from The Electric Company to provide opportunities to explore emotional vocabulary and self-expression. Hosted by Electric Company cast members Jessica Ruiz and Danny Rebus, “Feel Electric!” features three fast-paced games, a digital diary to record daily moods, a zany story maker, and more!

iReward Chart
The Lite App is free for parents to create a reward chart onto their mobile device with a customizable, interactive interface. It helps parents keep track of of their child’s good behaviors and reward them appropriately.

Puppet Pals
This FREE app allows you to create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.

Sesame Street: Divorce
The FREE app provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children ages 2-8 cope with the many transitions related to divorce or separation.
•Articles with tips and strategies
•Videos featuring real families and Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby
•Conversation Starters providing age-appropriate language
•Interactive Tools such as the Face Maker and Coloring Pages

Please share additional apps in the comments below.

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