Monthly Archives: May 2008

Episode 021 – May 28 2008

This week Martin and Sallie welcome back our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz, and we focus our discussion on the changing classroom environment as teachers adjust to accommodate today’s digital learners.

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The discussion:

  • Digital Learners (01:55) - Listen as Gail, Martin and Sallie discuss the challenges of teaching a generation of students whose brains are wired differently due to the influence of technology on their lives from birth.  You’ll hear practical tips for teachers to engage these students by integrating technology into the classroom

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of In His Service featuring WELS musicians Dr. Patricia Backhaus and Valerie Floeter (www.adagioconcepts.com) – I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say from their In His Time CD (36:38)

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Episode 020 – May 21 2008

This week Martin and Sallie share some basic how-to information for getting started in the world of web video streaming. Also you’ll hear about one teacher’s adventure in the world of music technology.

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The discussion:

  • Web Streaming – The high point of streaming video services for WELS is graduation season. So what better time of year for Martin and Sallie to discuss the variety of hardware and software options for streaming and share their recommendations for getting started.

The interview:

  • Dale WitteMusic Technology (16:49)- Dale Witte, Choir Director at Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) in Fond du Lac, WI, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss what he’s teaching in music technology class and how it is supplying the church with “virtual” musicians.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Kevin Loersch – Mary Did You Know from his CD titled O Holy Night (52:18)

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Episode 019 – May 14 2008

This week the discussion topic and interview center around the fairly recent availability and use of video conferencing tools to further ministry efforts.

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The discussion:

The interview:

  • Dan NommensenDistance Video Counseling (18:00)- Martin and Sallie are joined by Dan Nommensen, Program Operations Director for Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Services (WLCFS), to discuss their use of video assisted counseling, a part of the Member Assistance Program.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of WendySue Fluegge (www.wendysue.com) – Teach Me from her CD titled The Instrument (47:25)

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Episode 018 – May 7 2008

This week Martin and Sallie reveal the results of the inaugural WELSTech listener contest. Our listeners shared some great free software tools, and we give a mini-tour of several of the titles submitted. Listen to hear if you are the winner of a 1 GB thumb drive.

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The discussion:

  • WELSTech ContestTop Free Software Tools Listener Contest – Martin and Sallie explore ten of the user software submissions (6:40) and pick a winner in the listener contest (43:45). Listen to see if you are the winner and contact us at welstech@wels.net to claim your prize!

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of contemporary WELS band Koine (www.koinemusic.com) – Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow from their Koine II CD (58:53)

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