I have been busy as heck trying to get my Final-Year Community Project done for two classes at San José State University for my Master of Social Work. I want to do a good job and am trying to plan things for this blog as best as I can.
I love Square.
Square is a company out of San Francisco, CA that helps the average Jane or Joe to process credit card payments. In other words, everyone can now accept credit cards on their mobile device without having to sign up for a credit-card terminal, which often requires a contract for a certain amount of time and a monthly fee.
For the psychotherapist that can’t afford a credit card terminal or doesn’t want to sign a contract to have one, this is an optimal device. For the social worker who has worked hard to publish a book or develop a series of tools, this can also be beneficial to you to sell your work.
Nancy J. Smyth (dear God, I hope I pronounced your name right) posed a question on her blog and I answered it:
A blog post on the Digital Social Work Toolbox is forthcoming… Pinky swear.
Today I am going to introduce Google Documents to the social workers that read this blog and may not know how to use it.
I’m the type of person that loves to listen to audio, be it music, broadcast, radio. Maybe it’s the social worker in me that loves to listen, decipher, analyze, contemplate, re-frame, and visualize without actually being in the time and place that the client was at in the story they’re telling me.
I hope that you are well and that things are manageable in your life:
Things have been a little busy for me due to being in semester 3 (of 4) of my graduate-level education.
In my Health/Mental Health in Social Work Practice class the other day, we were given an vignette to read and analyze. As my group discussed the case, I worked on compiling a genogram:
Read more, after the break!
One geek fantasy that I had since iPad was announced was eliminating a certain nightmare:
I’m looking forward to (attempting) to use my iPad as a machine that eliminates my dependence on as much paper as I can, which means utilization of my scanner and tech skills to make this happen.
Many of you probably don’t use Google Reader or know what RSS is, but I’m here to help.
Evernote is a free service that allows you to take and store notes in different formats – text, image (picture/scanned), or audio.
This is an art exercise that I made while completing my first year MSW internship! 🙂 The child draws out his or her name on the canvass however they want The child draws stars out Inside the stars, the child will write out things that they value Easy-peasy on the iPad with the kids I…
My iPad and I make quite the dynamic duo when it comes to practicing social work.
I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m an Apple fanboy. When I saw the iPad come out, I was dismayed with it’s lack of USB port, no Adobe Flash playing capabilities, and virtual keyboard. Despite this, I knew I must have one.
What a coincidence that I only wrote about Google Voice a few days ago.
Google just announced that what used to be by invite only is now free.
Credit to Mashable for posting this.
Original story: here.
Direct link to Google Voice: here.
Google Voice is a tool I have been attempting to get people to convert to. [I think this may be a U.S. only tool].
For an overview video presentation as to what the service is, I would suggest starting here, where there are more video presentations as to what the service does and other tricks.