Taking Action:

Educator Resources:

  • #MacroSW Partners Provide Comments for Draft Technology Standards in Social Work Practice

Since we believe in leveraging technology in social work practice our comments on the draft technology standards, developed jointly by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and the Clinical Social Work Association, and accompanying Twitter chat to solicit collaboration about these standards is meant to shed light on the challenges and opportunities we face as social workers in using technology in many facets of our work. You’ll find here real-world experience and pointed critique in our feedback and discussion in the hope to improve this guidance for the profession.

Review our submitted comments and chat transcript.

  • How to use #MacroSW in the Classroom

Using #MacroSW in the Classroom by Chat Partner Laurel Iverson Hitchcock

Hitchcock, L. & Young, J. (2016). Tweet, Tweet!: Using Live Twitter Chats in Social Work Education. Social Work Education, (35)

This article focuses on the use of Twitter and how it can be used to help students develop professional social work skills through live chats. An overview of the literature on Twitter in education is provided along with a discussion on New Media Literacies. A description of a live Twitter chat assignment with social work students is provided along with results from a survey assessing learning outcomes from the experience. Implications for social work education and suggestions for future research are also provided.

#MacroSW in the Press: