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Apple AirPods and my Social Workin Day

I’m a big fan of the Bluetooth headphones because I don’t like cords anchoring me to my ginormous iPhone. Don’t get me wrong… I love my ginormous iPhone, but I don’t want it snuggling up to my body all the time so that my Bluetooth can work. You might be familiar with the eternal struggle…

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Eventbrite For Your Social Work Event

EventBrite for Social Work Event Planning I helped my local chapter of NASW put together the ticketing system for this year’s Social Work Month celebration. It was our fourth Event using EventBrite. I’m writing this now to help you plan your fall events. EventBrite is a service that builds a legitimate and solid site for…

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How I got a Job with StudyBlue (with a little help from my friend)

StudyBlue Review (video) If you’re not a fan of video, skip over this video below 🙂 StudyBlue Review (text) StudyBlue is an application I use on my iPhone when I want to use flashcards. While aimed at college students, I find that this app servesanyone wanting to learn about specific topics, if memorization is your…

A Social Worker Reviews iPhone 6

On September 19, 2014, I got up to stand in line at my local Apple Store. I got there at 4 AM and was eagerly waiting for iPhone 6. Frankly, I did it because the hype was overwhelming and standing in line for an Apple product launch was a bucket list event that I’ve never done before.

The Apple Store open at 8 AM, and I didn’t get out of there till 11:30. Next time I’ll have to remember that you can pre-order for pick-up (I thought it was only pre-order for delivery).

Password Management for Social Work Practice

The current state of your password management is probably intolerable, with Post-It notes, random pieces of paper, or other primitive tracking methods to keep track of multiple logins, sites, and credit card information – and we do this to keep our personal and professional lives in order. It’s almost like you’re dying to get hacked into or locked out of your accounts.

Oh, and don’t you love it when you’re prompted, almost randomly, to change your password? At some point you start running out of colors, farm animals, and the names of friends and nephews, to integrate into a string of lower-case, upper-case, number, astrological sign, and special characters.

Pocket: A Great Tool for Social Workers

I wanted to write about some of the apps that I use on a daily basis. As the internet has become a daily part of our existence, it’s common to run into content, stories, etc. that resonates with you.

Pocket is Free App That I Use Daily

Pocket is that safe harbor to keep, clip, archive, store, and share online reading. It is a “read it later” app which allows you to digitally “clip” articles and revisit them later. If you’re a busy social worker like me that can catch a quick glimpse of social media during a brea, then this app is for you! As far as I know, Pocket does not work on any type of payment model. The experience in using this service is what you would expect from paying a premium – the functionality, apps, and clipping are all very well executed – all for no cost to the consumer.

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!

Social Work Tech Review: The Tom Bihn ID

Tom Bihn makes the greatest bags ever. That’s not an understatement – I have looked far and wide, spend quite a few dollars on bags, and have been left with an empty crusted soul. That is until spring of last year when I got my Tom Bihn ID bag. The Unofficial Apple Blog brought Tom Bihn to my attention and it piqued my curiousity. I purchased this bag soon after and lived happily ever after!

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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!

All Square[d] Up!

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.