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

Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade – US Federal Trade Commission Report

The US Federal Trade Commission issued a new staff report, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade,” examining the privacy disclosures and practices of apps offered for … Continue reading

May 15, 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

Feelings in a Flash – An Android App For Kids To Track And Share Their Moods

Feeling in a Flash is an Android app by teens and for teens that enables children to track and share their feelings with friends on Facebook. The free app helps … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pain Squad – kids with cancer control their pain through gamification with back-up from Flashpoint characters [Video]

Two years ago me and my wife spent our holidays in Canada. We had a great time travelling in the east of Canada and spending some time in Ottawa, Toronto … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

An App for the Evidence Based Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

The University of Illinois released an iOS App for the Evidence Based Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia. The description of the apps reads as follows: This program was developed … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

IPad apps for children with special needs

Jinny Gudmundsen, author of the new book iPad Apps for Kids, posted a Special for USA TODAY about „iPad apps for special needs kids“. The issues the apps he mentions address … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

This mobile app might save your life as you go into dangerous situations

Jeff Porten, Macworld, mentioned an app that might save your life as you go into dangerous situations. You may know that feeling of insecurity meeting some of your clients, entering … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Use Your Child’s Physical Activity To Power Games, Earn TV Privileges – The iBitz PowerKey and Unity activity trackers [VIDEO]

ibitz PowerKey allows kids to unlock games through their physical activity. Kids take care of a virtual GeoBotz character through their own personal choices of eating right, drinking plenty of … Continue reading

February 28, 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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