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.
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?
Today is my first attempt at blogging more — specifically, in the middle of the week: Random Thursdays! I wanted to share with you a great (yet trivial) discovery of mine: I figured out how to type on my iPad’s touchscreen! One handed, apparently, is the way to go. I still wont be using my…
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!
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’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.
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.
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…