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

10 Really, Really Simple Things To Protect Your ICT Privacy

Kashmir Hill, who describres herself as „a privacy pragmatist, writing about the intersection of law, technology, social media and our personal information” shared “10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Measures Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) On Your Phone? – Alcohoot [VIDEO]

You want to know your or your clients Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)? Maybe your iPhone, iPad or Androidphone can assist you if you add Alcohoot to it. Alcohoot is the … Continue reading

June 12, 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

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

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

Social work with seniors: here are 10 starter apps for the iPad

Philip Moeller published on his blog „The Best Life“ a post on  the „10 Must-Have iPad Apps for Seniors“.  Interesting for social workers is the part where he writes about … Continue reading

March 10, 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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