The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.

For this Friday, I'm expanding on the calendaring discussion from last week, and zoning in one of the biggest problems with modern calendars. As someone who went from a static paper calendar to my Palm Tungsten in the early 2000s, to my smartphone with an integrated work calendar, I welcome how I can share my… Continue reading The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.

How do you get skilled at making a podcast? Make a second one.

I've been working with the #MacroSW Collaboration on a new podcast, focusing on macro social work. It's been a goal of mine to launch this project, and I'm excited to see it finally taking shape. There's one detail I discovered throughout this process: almost 10 years ago, I dabbled with podcasting. I was learning about… Continue reading How do you get skilled at making a podcast? Make a second one.

New publication in the NonProft Quarterly: Why we have to social work this

Here's a new publication! Thanks to my colleagues in the #MacroSW Collaboration,  Source: #MacroSW Collaboration (2018, May 4). Why we have to social work this. NonProfit Quarterly. Retrieved: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/05/03/voices-field-social-work/        

Blog post! #SWDE2018: Day 3 & an attempt at a Twitter summary (in lieu of Storify)

It's over already? For me, The last day of the conference means attempting to get in what I can before flying home. Participants start to exist abruptly, so these things tend to end with hurried goodbyes. Several of my colleagues had to take earlier flights out to catch rerouted flights to avoid a storm. Fortunately,… Continue reading Blog post! #SWDE2018: Day 3 & an attempt at a Twitter summary (in lieu of Storify)

Blog Post! Day 2 #SWDE2018 Conference Notes (4/12/18).

I know this is the same feeling I get every year, but didn't I just get here? It's Friday when I write this summary of Thursday (day 2). I'll write this as best I can without expressing the small sense of sadness of saying goodbye to friends and colleagues, while also the feeling of anticipation… Continue reading Blog Post! Day 2 #SWDE2018 Conference Notes (4/12/18).

Blog post! #SWDE2018 Conference notes, Day 1.

We're back in San Antonio for the 4th annual Social Work Distance Education conference. It's been a beautiful day here, and for many of us, it's been great to see friends and colleagues. I had the pleasure of doing just that, gathering for lunch along the river walk. https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/984110621955420160 I wrote about #SWDE2017 conference last… Continue reading Blog post! #SWDE2018 Conference notes, Day 1.

The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).

I know we are deep into January. Resolutions should have been made and broken by now! I try to avoid the resolution trap. We can make small changes at any time. Here's one. Technology is a part of my life. I've adapted my smartphone so that I can access my work, read the news, listen… Continue reading The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).

Where I really hear my student’s voices? The online discussion board.

I started using discussion boards out of complete practicality. I had to be away for a conference, and I needed a solution for my evening class. I've come to use the discussion board in almost all my classes now because I find the use of discussion boards very helpful in engaging students in a different… Continue reading Where I really hear my student’s voices? The online discussion board.

This week’s #MacroSW chat (9/14/17): The Role of Social Media in Campaigns

By Rachel L. West Barrack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was a game changer. It was the first time a political campaign had effectively leveraged social media. The September 14th chat will examine the role social media plays in political campaigns and how public officials use it to communicate with constituents. It will cover the platforms […]… Continue reading This week’s #MacroSW chat (9/14/17): The Role of Social Media in Campaigns