Some of the amazing ways technology can help us is transforming people lives for the better all over the world. We cover a few gadgets here to bring some of that wonder to the man in the street in simple layman terms.
Consider Ipads, iphones, android tablets and kindles are all still relatively new forms of technology. So if you dont know your Tweets from your pokes read on .
The specific goals of the standards are: to maintain and improve the quality of technology-related services provided incorporating technology into their services the ways technology is used in their services to inform clients, government regulatory bodies.
Special Note: The order in which the standards appear does NOT reflect their order of importance. Introduction Technology and social work practice, when used in these standards, is defined as any electronically mediated activity used in the conduct of competent and ethical delivery of social work services.
The past two decades have witnessed an immense expansion of the use of information technology in social work practice. This expansion has affected nearly every area of the profession:
At the individual practitioner level, e-mail and the Web make Internet-mediated direct practice possible on a global scale; social workers and clients can uncover vast Web- based sources for information that can enhance the likelihood of effective interventions; support groups for people at risk can be easily created and moderated.
At the agency level, case management programs can generate reports, track personnel, automate billing, forecast budgets, and greatly assist service planning and delivery; global- level consultation and conference abilities are at hand; emerging geographic information systems can pinpoint community assets and needs. The future promises even more changes: automated interventions that do not require the direct involvement of the worker are emerging,and wireless technologies are facilitating social work in the field. These current and near-future technologies are changing the nature of professional social work practice in countless ways.
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“This year’s finalists show that the tire world is embracing simplicity and good design without giving up features and power,” said editor Toby Shapshak.
Runners up in the Phone of the Year category were the HTC Sensation, BlackBerry Bold 9900, LG Optimus 3D, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, Google Nexus S and Nokia E6.
The Tablet of the Year is Apple’s iPad 2 which judges described as “the most complete tablet on the market.”
Apple’s MacBook Air clinched Computer of the Year. Commenting on their choice, the judges said “it melds the intuitiveness of a tablet with the power of a grown up laptop.”
The TV of the Year is the Samsung UA55D8000. Other close contenders in this category were the Sony VideoCam 3X49 changing and they may need to adjust to the new demands for practice in the information
workers, establish basic competencies, and allow for the evaluation of both. The NASW Code of Ethics also sets forth explicit standards for social work conduct in all practice arenas. Social workers providing services through electronic means should know about the codes, standards, practices, and values and tire changers incorporate them into their practices. The potential for harm or abuse of vulnerable people can be increased because of the lack of a face-to-face relationship with the social worker. Therefore, the social worker should make every effort to ensure that the use of technology conforms to all practice and regulatory standards addressing ethical conduct and protection of the public.
Other features are considered and are worthy of a mention but will be in a later report.
Panasonic TX–P4GT30, Phillips 50PFL7956T, LG47LW650T and Sony KDL–46HX923.
The name “Castlewood” is probably derived from Castle Woods”, an unsuccessful speculative subdivision development in 1871 along the bluffs just west of the present community. Castlewood flourished as a resort between the First and
Second World Wars. In 1915the Meramec Realty Company developed a recreational area with 250 club houses, hotels, stores, boat houses, and bath houses. “Castlewood on the Meramec River… the very name implies Recreation the thought alone spells the words Play, Rest, and Beauty”, boasted their advertisements. Visitors from the City of St. Louis came by the thousands. Most rode the Missouri—Pacific Railroad along the north side of the river to the Fern Glen, Mountain Ridge, and Castlewood depots, or on the Frisco Railroad along the south side to Morechels and Deicke. The crowded train rides
themselves began and ended the weekend merriment with camaraderie and singing. Some took the streetcar to the end of the line at Meramec Highlands, now the west end of
Kirkwood, from which they would walk seven miles along the tracks. Others drove out in early model cars, patching tires as they came.
Days were spent enjoying canoeing, horseback riding, badminton, cork ball, indoor ball (softball), horseshoes, sunbathing, and swimming. Thousands of bathers would gather
at Lincoln Beach, arriving by canoes and small boats from up and down the river. This popular beach was a by—product of earlier dredging by the Union Sand and Gravel Company which operated a separating plant for aggregate on the east bend of the river.
Nights offered dancing at local dance halls, or parties and skits put on by members of the clubhouses, and of course, drinking home brew. “Every day was a picnic, every
night was a party.” During Prohibition from 1918 to 1933, in the privacy of the clubs, batches of home brew were set up on Sunday night, bottled on Wednesday, iced on
Friday, and drunk on the weekend. While some families and many bachelor groups owned or leased the clubs, giving them such names as ‘Happy Hallow”, “Wigwam” “Stallions”, “Gin Creek” and “Nuthatch”, many young women stayed in the dormitories of the Wagner Electric Girls Club and the Catholic Corona Club. The church of the club, still standing on a grassy slope, for years held mass on
summer Sundays for hundreds of weekenders. Rooms were also available at the Washington and Jefferson, both five story hotels, Lincoln Lodge, the Castlewood Hotel, and Halls Store.
Wide concrete stairs, now deteriorated and overgrown, lead from the bluff top down to the Castlewood Depot shelter and the U.S. Post Office at Halls Store. Hugh barns along the river housed and rented hundreds of canoes. Much of the fresh produce and meat enjoyed was provided by local farmers.
With the end of Prohibition came the beginning of the tavern business. At various tines, as many as ten taverns lined the streets. Weekend patrons strolled from tavern to tavern: The Trees, Blind Kelly’s, Castlewood Bar, Red Dog Saloon, Bill Breits, Castlebar, Crossroads, Halls Tavern, and The Lone Wolf Club. The only licenses granted by the state in unincorporated areas were for 3.2 beer, but most taverns “pitched liquor” and stayed open on Sunday. Sons played “bingo trees’ and had nickel and quarter slot machines “owned by the syndicate” which gave cuts to the tavern owners. Timely telephone calls would usually protect tavern owners from the law. Hotels, taverns, and dance floors on the banks of the Meramec attracted noted musicians such as Russ David, Charlie Creeth, Leonard Breit, Earl LaBoube, and Carl Sterner. The half-moon shaped 18,000 square foot spring—fed pool, was design by Ray Woods, a nationally known high diver, in the early 1940’s. The pool at first rivaled Lincoln Beach, but later replaced it as the sandy beach became less popular and overgrown. After World War II gradually became a residential community. Better means of Transportation made points further southwest now accessible for recreation, The hotels and many of the clubs burned, and those remaining were either torn down or renovated for year round living.
Most of the taverns were converted to other uses, among them a grocery store, apartments, and a church. The Trees (now the Ponderosa), Bill Breits, and the Lone Wolf Club remain along with the woods, the woods, the hills and the river. One old timer reminisces, “I’ll tell you young folks one thing, you can rebuild it any way you want to but we’ll never have the times we had again.”
Today with the opening of a new state park, along with renewed business and residential development, a revitalized citizenry is looking back as well as ahead, in helping find its future in its past.