A blog about social work, technology, and empowerment.

Thanks for checking out Social Work Tech! I want all Social Workers to understand technology tools and utilize them so that we can be better organized and improve assessment, diagnosing, delivery of intervention, and promote personal and professional development.

Check out my blog posts about gadgets I’m using, opinions, and reflections on technology and social work. You can also check out tools I’ve made and a podcast I’m trying out. Follow the things I’m doing on social media or contact me if you want to get in touch!

Social Work Tech: Empowering Social Work

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…

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What is a Web App? A Guide for the Social Work Tech Practitioner

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.

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Dear Steve

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,…

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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


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