Ever wondered how many of the professionals that are gaining notoriety by writing blogs, posting to Facebook, tweeting , and developing Pinterest boards, are getting their ideas. Well if you want to be a techie, you have to keep up with what’s happening in the cyber world. This summer, transform yourself, and begin your change by learning how to incorporate technology into your practice. I write this blog with clinicians in mind, so I examine the various ways similar tools used in education, can be adapted for the social services. I keep in mind that my goal is to reach a variety of readers and I hope that my information can be tweaked, and used to suit each readers needs.
So how can you begin? I have a lot of sites, blogs, and social networks I visit frequently to keep me current with what’s trending. In this post, I’ll share with you some of the best sites that keep me up to date and allow me to be a technosocialworker!
DEVELOP A PLN: TRY AND LEARN ABOUT ONE OF THESE IDEAS
TRY A FREE ONLINE COURSE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY
FOLLOW SITES THAT PROMOTE AND ASSIST YOU IN YOUR PROFESSION
Try reading some of the blogs from the profession. This list hasn’t been updated recently but there are some good blogs on here. Of course my blog; thesocialworkpad.wordpress.com is GREAT!
MOBILE SOCIAL WORK – ANOTHER GREAT TECH SITE
FOLLOW OTHER COLLEAGUES ON TWITTER – Below are examples @socialworkpad @thesocialworky @Marquita_B @ceunits @HuffPostParents
Don’t forget to make a Pinterest site and follow other social worker, techies, teachers, counselors etc. This site is very addictive! One board leads to another, and another, and another. My Pinterest name is socialworkpad. Start exploring these sites and you’ll learn a lot about technology. In no time you’ll be on your way to becoming a techie!