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Practice issues

Integrating technology

Social care staff get into the field to help people not to become an ICT professional. ICT technologies need to make their lives easier - not more difficult. And need to be viewed as 'integrated with work' not an add-on.

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Communication skills

Major practice issue is that inspection reports across Scotland indicate that communication skills with children and young people in a face to face context are poor. What chance social networking?!!!

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Practice issues

Access & unblocking

There were four post-its on this theme:

 

Allowing practitioner access online during working hours - unblocking sites but also alerting when they've been unblocked.

Access to web tools (IT blocking).

Unblocking the barriers http://www.interactivecharter.org/

Support Tim's 50 barriers work to chunk down 'the problem' into byte-sized peices.

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Managing digital outreach

For practice managers who know they should support digital outreach but are worried their staff will spend hours surfing Bebo...setup a recurring Google service to alert then to local activity.

 

@timdavies has created a 'how to' for this - see his website.

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Government support

I work for a voluntary organisation that supports young people in care and there is a lack of technology in the office. Would Government support charities with purchase and training on these technologies?

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