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Tech Lab

Tech Lab sessions are intended to be interactive and hands-on to help professionals utilize technology and social media in their day-to-day work. Bring your own device and join us under the TECH sign in the Exhibit Hall.

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  • TL2: The Maturation of Mobile and Social for Admission: Key Findings from the 2017 Social Admissions Report

    into data from the 2017 Social Admissions Report to learn about recent trends and shifts in the use of digital tools. Learn how students use college help sites, social media platforms, and mobile technology during their college search and selection process.

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  • TL3: There's an App for That: Introducing the Step Up to College Mobile App

    To meet the needs of the next generation of students, Philadelphia Futures launched the Step Up app in fall 2016. The app provides students, parents, and youth-serving professionals with enriched access to key components of the nonprofit’s popular “Step Up to College Guide” — a 68-page publication designed to help students in grades nine through 12 navigate the college admission process. Learn why the app may be especially useful for first-generation students and explore useful features, including the College Cost Calculator and the Find Your Fit Inventory.

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  • TL5: Game On! Applying Gamification to College Counseling Programs

    Learn about research that indicates the utility of gamification as a tool to facilitate learning. Then discover the potential for how different games and interactive activities--social media competitions, best-of existing apps, and in-class activities and games--can be used to introduce students to colleges and teach practical college application procedures.

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