Meditation Apps by Meditation Oasis for Social Work Practice

I have been asked to share some of the apps that I use in Social Work Tech Practice.

Meditation Oasis is a company that provides a variety of guided meditation services and products. I have bought a few of their iOS apps and would recommend them for your own mindfulness practice and for clients!

Howard Stern and How I Practice Social Work

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.

What is a Hack?

The Importance of Hacking To hack is to modify, improve, or circumvent something from it’s normal behaviors. Sometimes this can be very complicated and often means breaking pre-established rules, but the rewards can lead to increased efficiency, productivity, and have financial benefits (such as reduced costs). In essence, hacking is sort of a short-cut to…

Ask Iggy: Using Dropbox Vs. Evernote

I received the following email from a colleague.

Dear Iggy,

I’m the type of user who likes to use as few sites as possible, but maximize the use of each application. I’m a little OCD about clutter and this especially is applied to digital clutter. I’m comparing the merits of Evernote vs Dropbox. I’m not convinced that I need both products as they seem to overlap.

I read your article on creating a toolbox, and several other articles on SWTB, but I’m still not convinced that I need both platforms. However, you seem to be convinced that both are quite useful.

As a doctoral student, I have a massive amount of files that I rely on for my research needs. What *are* the merits of using both products for filing purposes?

 – @LyndaB73, MSW & Doctoral Student


Providing a Voice for Disenfranchised Populations by Using New Media for Social Work Outreach

I have been working incredibly hard to finish my semester and I am two assignments away from finishing all of my work as a Master of Social Work student! I’m so close, I can taste it! Three of my colleagues and I went down to Greenfield, CA to interview a young woman from a center…

If You’re an MSW/BSW Student, You Need To Be Using Dropbox

A digital tragedy fell upon one of my Social Work colleagues today and it broke my heart. I have been absent from this blog because I was working diligently on a process recording, community project paper, and first draft of my final-year research paper – the latter assignment being a casualty of my friend’s digital tragedy due to losing their USB thumb drive.

Creating Your Digital Social Work Tool Box (or Social Work Tool Kit)

The Need For Practicality

Sometimes, we as social workers have very good interventions that are sitting in our notepads, filing cabinets, or books we have purchased. Sometimes they are on other peoples’ blogs.

What if I told you that you could easily access some interventions quickly, easily, and without distraction? Without having to get up from your chair in the middle of a session to look through your drawer for said intervention? Without kicking yourself later that you couldn’t find the intervention?

Keeping it Low-Tech with Field Notes Brand

Brett Kelly (who is offering a 10% discount on his Evernote Essentials ebook to the readers of my blog [coupon code: SOCIALWORK]) is a very intelligent guy who has inspired the way I keep control of the awesome ideas I come up with.

He got me into Field Notes Brand, of which I have a collection of mini notebooks.

I bring up Field Notes because they have been good to me and this is a low-tech way for me to cope with a technology problem I have been having…

Read More about note-taking via traditional methods versus on iPad after the jump!