Fabulous article that assists social workers with assessment questions regarding technology use in of individuals in various areas. Great resource.
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BPD Technology Committee’s Technology Assessment Checklist for Social Work Practice — Teaching & Learning in Social Work
It’s time for back to school and this article is especially helpful for parents of school age kids. Great update on apps that aren’t so innocent and how parents can prevent use of these apps and recognize them. via 10 Apps Teens are Using that Parents Need to Know
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This post breaks down how to teach students about digital footprints. You can also find 10 important things to know about digital footprints summarised in a poster.
If you haven’t seen the movie Black Panther, then hold off reading this blog post until you see it. There are plenty of spoilers in this post!! If you have seen the movie, I’m sure you have heard the great reviews and opinions regarding Black Panther. As a clinician, (I went to see the movie two times already) I looked at the movie through different lens. It was so many great messages in this movie and the connection to great therapeutic discussions, are endless.
Clinicians often use videos and clips as social stories that teach various social skills and how to respond to conflicting scenarios. The Black Panther movie has endless lessons and themes. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to post the endless amounts of articles that support Black Panther’s positive teaching and imagery. Below I have included links to great resources that Larry Ferlazzo has put together. It may be a while before Black Panther comes out on video, but there are a good amount of clips on YouTube that can you can view . These clips can assist in your discussions on various social themes within the movie. In the link below, there is also a curriculum that has been developed to teach lessons after viewing the movie.
Developing The SEL Lesson – Questions
Some of the great ideas that can be developed and discussed are as follows:
Who is your role model of the film
In what ways was the character similar to or different from you?
What are some of the themes within the movie (the power of fathers (or the lack thereof), the power of education, the power of suggestion and the tension between doing something versus sitting on the sidelines, and the role of females.)
What problems are the characters facing?
Who did you view as the antagonists, and what obstacles did they present?
What feelings are evoked from various themes?
What are the family values, how are they the same or different?
How did the protagonist succeed in overcoming the challenges?
What real world connections can you make from the movie?
Check out these great resources on Ferlazzo’s page. I couldn’t have done a better job 🙂
© 2018 Lindsay Silveira, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio The Black Panther movie offers some great teaching opportunities. Here are some useful resources: The 4 Things Teachers Should Know about the 2018 Black Panther Movie is from Donors Choose. The Black Panther Challenge has teaching resources. Here’s an article about it. Black Panther co-star…
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