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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!
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.Details
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…Details
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.Details
A web-app is a computer program that is run and coded into a website so that you do not have to install it on your computer. While a computer application (or program) that is installed on your computer (like Microsoft Word or Google Chrome) will use the resources on your computer to run, a web-app is run remotely.Details
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?Details
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…Details
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,…Details
I received the following email from a colleague.
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