The Presidential Election horrified the ever-living hell out of everyone I know. I wrote the following reflection as a personal note to my social work colleagues and I have modified it and posted it because it may do some good. For social workers that identify as progressive, LGBTQ, Muslim, Immigrant, Feminist, non-White, disabled, pro-choice, and/or…
Editor’s commentary on the blog.
To The Graduating Class of 2016… In spite of 2016 taking our beloved Snape, Bowie, and Prince, you freaking did it. For a lot of people, it’s been a tough year. I certainly hope that you can bask in the glory of your achievement. Congratulations on making it this far, whatever your degree or…
Happy New Year! In 2015, I published nine whole articles! Nine articles. I started the year with a New Years resolution post and I wrote about how I use technology at work and for personal development. I also published a guide for learning new technology, and talked about Periscope, a tool that helps social workers…
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a tool that I have been trained to use to do my as a clinical social worker. Recently, it has undergone some controversial changes, but I am hoping that the American Psychiatric Association also considers technology for disseminating their product.
I have seen many people reflecting negatively on the year 2011 on the various social media sites that I frequent.
Social Work Tech Blog has had an amazing year and I credit you, the faithful reader, follower, and colleague.
I listen to Howard Stern, the infamous radio disc jockey that elicits a strong reaction from different people based on their perception of him. To admit liking Howard Stern is the kiss of death in this profession, inciting reactions and assumptions from fellow professionals about my own professionalism and commitment to issues of social justice – specifically that Howard is misogynistic, intolerant, and simplistic – charges that I defend.
Ah, Halloween. When I think of thee, I think of candle-scorched pumpkin-flesh smell, insulin shock, and the fun in being scared with fake blood and monsters. To celebrate Halloween, the Social Work Tech Guy wants to share one legitimately scary thing in relation to Social Work and Tech.
DorleeM had asked the following question that was not posted on her article and that I thought would be very useful on the Social Work Tech Blog.
Not long ago, you were one of the early adopters of google plus. However, recently, you decided to pull the plug. Could you share with us what happened?
For your Sunday read, please check out DorleeM’s interview of me! In the interview, you get to know some (hopefully) interesting things about me and the work I do besides Social Work Tech Blog: How I became a Social Worker The origins of my interest in technology My 5 most useful tools for clinical work…
Dear Steve, Thank you for all that you have given us: innovation, design, inspiration, aesthetics, and vision. You have affected the lives of many in a way that provides knowledge, pleasure, and inspiration. Your influence has transcended different trades, disciplines, professions and has caused us to think different. You have inspired me to be creative,…
For those of you who are following me on Twitter, you have seen my tweets in celebration of Social Work Month. I wanted to add a unique twist to NASW’s Social Work Month photo campaign.
Read more of my thoughts about Social Work Month, the Future, and Technology after the jump!
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.
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.
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.
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.