Counselors are the first people students and parents approach in case of need. They are noted for their communicative skills and ability to solve almost any problem. Be it some attendance issue or the question of interrelationship within a group, counselors are always ready to help, suggesting a solution that considers all participators’ positions in the educational process. To keep in touch with students, parents, school authorities, and teachers is no easy matter. Web technologies come to help counselors efficiently do their work.
The job of a counselor presupposes interaction with many people. Parents inquire about their children’s successes; students demand advice on academic matters and personal concerns; school authorities want all troublesome issues resolved. To communicate more effectively at all levels, counselors use web technologies that find their way into the school environment (Powers, 2017). Eric Mason, an associate professor, has made a website, SCOPE, that screens specialized software helpful to counselors’ jobs (Powers, 2017). These technologies help to facilitate counselors’ work and make it more efficient.
The counselor’s web page is a desirable instrument in promoting communication and providing academic information to students and parents alike. To understand what information is needed, counselors may launch a survey through Google forms to get feedback from parents and students alike (Powers, 2017). A counselor’s web page may include relevant links to academic resources, questions and answers forms, book recommendations, phone numbers to get support in a crisis, class photos and valid news articles (Powers, 2017). Moreover, school counselors may use notifications about different school events and school sports competitions (Powers, 2017). This way, web technologies help school counselors communicate with their target audience more efficiently.
Powers, S. (2017). Counselor communications and web technology.