Monthly Archives: September 2008

Episode 038 – Sep 24 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie are joined by Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, and we discuss digital devices in the classroom and kick off a new WELSTech contest.

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The discussion:

  • Digital devices in the classroom – Are computer labs necessary in today’s schools?  Martin, Sallie and Gail share ideas for integrating digital devices into the classroom learning process.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • We close with the music WELS artist Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Prelude to Praise from his CD titled Run Boy Run (45:27)

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Episode 037 – Sep 17 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie soar into the cloud of web-based computing applications and discuss the exciting, affordable possibilities for church office needs.

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The discussion:

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (36:24)
  • WELS.net feature (42:27)
  • Of interest (44:11)
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Symposium on Church
  • Community feedback (45:19)
    • Jason Winget’s congregation uses QuickBooks software for financial management, and he is looking for procedures for conducting a church accounting system audit.  Check out his WELSTech listserve post.

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) – O God, Your Hand the Heaven’s Made from their In His Time CD (47:10)

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Episode 036 – Sep 10 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie focus on methods for organizing paper and digital content so that it can easily be retrieved when needed.  They also interview one of the founders of the popular video podcast, GeekBrief.tv.

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The discussion:

The interview:

  • Neal CampbellLifting the curtain on video podcasting (23:39) – Neal Campbell, the self-described “eccentric dork” behind the camera at the nationally known video podcast, GeekBrief.tv, joins Martin and Sallie to share some of the secrets behind their “Shiny, Happy Tech News” and how churches might get started podcasting or videocasting.

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (41:43)
  • WELS.net feature (48:10)
    • Visit WELS Kingdom Workers Mission Information Center to request mission related materials for display in your church or school – www.wels.net/jump/wkw-mic
  • Community feedback (50:19)
    • We have 8 new members of the WELSTech wiki, and we are still asking listeners to share their church media experience – welstech.wetpaint.com
    • John Shoosmith from Redeemer in Yakima, WA is looking for free audio sound bites to mix into a new podcast he is developing – Check out www.soundsnap.com

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS recording artist Kevin Loersch as he sings a medley of Children of the Heavenly Father and Jesus Loves Me from his CD titled Abide With Me (54:42)

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Episode 035 – Sep 3 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie take a closer look at the tools used to create and share church media and invite WELSTech listeners to share their experience in this area.  Martin interviews Paul Jackson, one of the founders of MediaShout, a congregational display system software.

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The discussion:

  • Let’s collaborate on church media – Church media includes all things related to audio and video recording and production, including hardware components, software and even training.  Using a wiki site, Martin and Sallie added initial information on various church media resources.  WELSTech listeners are encouraged to share their experience, how-to’s, things to avoid and any other useful ideas in the wiki.

The interview:

  • MediaShoutMediaShout (18:20) – Martin had the opportunity to talk with Paul Jackson of MediaShout about their congregational display system software.  Learn about the software capabilities and pricing as well as the features that makes MediaShout different from other church media software.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • We close with the music WELS artist, WendySue Fluegge (www.wendysue.com) – Nearer My God To Thee from her CD titled Favorite Hymns (41:35)

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