An overview of technology tools that I use in social work practice.

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…

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…

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…

Everything in Contxt: Digital Business Cards

The Unofficial Apple Weblog recently posted an article about Five Applications for the Conference-goer. One of them stood out and its free! Contxt is a service that acts as a digital business card and the basic features of free for this service. Well, technically freemium. Freemium means that it’s basic features are free, but more…

My iPad and Me in Social Work Practice… Chapter 1: Introduction

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…