Saturday, May 31, 2014

Follow up on Google Drive

I posted a couple of weeks ago about doing an inventory of all my counseling resources (using Google Drive) so I could find the things I need more easily.  Well, I finished said inventory at approximately 290 resources that included: games, lesson books and story books.  It took a week or so to enter everything in but it is SO WORTH IT!

As you can see below, I can now arrange the columns many different ways to search quickly for needed resources.  In the picture, I have it arranged by the "Area/Subject" column. I have a feeling I will arrange it this way most often.  I can quickly find everything I have regarding a topic, such as, "Anger." I can quickly find the resources around my office and have them readily available for planning.

I cannot tell you how excited this makes me!!!  I know I am a nerd about this kind of thing but this is just AWESOME!!!

If you don't mind putting a little time in at the front end, I HIGHLY recommend doing this type of inventory. What a time saver it will be when planning for the endless individuals, groups and class lessons!

If you have anything similar, please comment below and share your creation!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Google Drive Strikes Again!

I don't know about anyone else, but I have so many resources that I have forgotten half of what I have. I do not fully utilize the awesome materials in my room. I was looking for a way to inventory everything so I could quickly find materials when planning for class lessons, groups and individual counseling.

My favorite resource is Google Drive which I use for so many things. I decided to use it, yet again, to develop a spreadsheet of counseling materials.  With this spreadsheet, I can locate resources at the click of a button.  If I am looking for a book about anger, I can arrange the Area/Subject column to quickly locate available materials. If I am looking for a particular book title, I can arrange the Title column in alphabetical order.

It only took my 4 years to figure this out!

It is going to take me awhile to get through all of my materials but it will be so worth it in the end! I am excited to use some of the materials and resources that have been collecting dust!