ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

iPad assessment for testing dementia within 10 minutes – CANTABmobile [VIDEO]

CANTABmobile by Cambridge Cognition is an iPad assessment for testing memory to help doctors decide if someone’s memory is normal for their age, or if there are real concerns. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Using iPads to teach Social Work students Digital Activism and Community Engagement

Our colleague Cyber Social Worker from the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University shared on the Cyber Social Worker blog the plan on how to use iPads in … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Learning Tablets For Kids – Kids Safe Web Browser – Educator Approved Games [VIDEO]

LeapFrog Enterprises recently announced the launch of a new kids’ learning tablet, LeapPad Ultra. Designed just for kids, the LeapPad Ultra has an integrated kid-safe web browser and a learning … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Social Work Social Media App – Social Work Education In Your Pocket! [VIDEO]

Our dear colleagues Tarsem Singh Cooner – Social Work Lecturer and Associate Director at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH) at University of Birmingham – released a … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

How To Use Tech To Teach Children With Disabilities About Their Rights [VIDEO]

Can mobile technology be useful to educate children with disabilities of their rights? Yes. That’s the result of a project carried out by the Autism Society Philippines (ASP). The idea … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best 5 iPad Apps For Working With People With Dementia – Active! [VIDEO]

Alive! is a UK charity founded in 2009 and now working to provide stimulating activities in over 200 care homes and day centres across the South and South West of … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Evidence-Based Practice For Your iPad – The Cochrane Library iPad Edition

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, and client preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Use of Mobile Devices in Social Work/Pedagogy based on Bloom’s Taxonomy – The Padagogy Wheel [Video]

In Europe there is an overlap between Social Work and Social Pedagogy. For example in Germany there is no strict distinction between these both professions. Positions are often offered for … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

An iPad App for Personal Growth – Unstuck [Video]

Unstuck is an app for „personal growth for anyone who wants to live better every day.“ The app was created by SYPartners and combines „digital tools with tips and know-how from … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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