Monthly Archives: January 2010

116 – Photography In The Classroom

This week on WELSTech the “focus” is photography, and we are happy to welcome back Gail Potratz, our semi-regular class room technology correspondent.

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Christmas 2010 Scavenger Hunt:

Clue #4

Clue 4

Remember, you can use your smartphone or an online decoder to decipher the message. Additional contest details available here. Have fun!

The interview:

Pete and Cari Schlossers(3:50) Say “Cheese” – Pete and Cari Schlosser, father and daughter members of St. Paul’s in Menomonie, WI, talk with us about photography in the classroom and share ideas from their upcoming book on the subject.

Ministry resources:

(35:10) Greek, Latin and Hebrew Bible audio recordings – shared by Pastor Guy Marquardt from Christ in Lodi, CA

News in tech:

(36:50) Add any page to Google Reader

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(51:05) Registration continues for upcoming FinalWeb for Dummies web site training classes. Martin and Sallie are presenting three days of face to face training focusing on developing, designing and maintaining your website with excellence.

  • Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN – March 9-11, 2010
  • Saginaw, MI – April 6-8, 2010
  • Attend any combination of days – one, two or three day registrations welcome
  • $49 per day or $129 for all three days
  • Details and registration at bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:12:13) Episode 117 – We visit with Pastor Don Patterson and Bill Eslinger about their radio and podcast ministry, A Reason for Hope. (Release date 02/03/10)

The featured artist:

(1:12:39) We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder, www.michaelschroeder.comThe Answer from his CD titled “The Way”

Get involved:

115 – Has Printing Affected The Church?

This week on the WELSTech podcast Martin and Sallie discuss the significance of print media on culture and the church.

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The discussion:

Printing Press

A look back at the power of printing  - Continuing their discussion of Shane Hipps’ book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church, Martin and Sallie turn their attention to chapter 3 with a look at the implications of print media on culture and more specifically on the church.  Who knew that the printed word would encourage individualistic, objective, abstract and rational thinkers?

Ministry resources:

(20:50) WELS Deaf & Hard of Hearing YouTube channel – Sign language and close captioned videos of The Lord’s Prayer and The Apostle’s Creed

News in tech:

(22:04) Google Docs file storage announcement

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(28:26) Announcing FinalWeb for Dummies web site training.  Three days of face to face training focusing on developing, designing and maintaining your website with excellence.

  • Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN – March 9-11, 2010
  • Saginaw, MI – April 6-8, 2010
  • Attend any combination of days – one, two or three  day registrations welcome
  • $49 per day or $129 for all three days
  • Details and registration at bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:53) Episode 116 - We welcome back the official WELSTech semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz, and the topic for the day will be photography in the classroom, including an interview with father-daughter team Pete and Cari Schlosser.  (Release date 01/27/10)

The featured artist:

(36:48) We close the podcast with the music of Mike Westendorf, www.mikewestendorf.com – Follow mikewestendorf on Twitter – Be Still from his CD titled “Color Through The Gray”

Get involved:

114 – Read Your Bible

This week on the WELSTech podcast Martin and Sallie help you kick off 2010 with a Bible reading plan and talk with a missionary about using Skype to conduct a long distance mission festival.

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The discussion:

Digital Bible Reading PlansGet into the Word - The start of a new year is a great time to adopt a Bible reading plan. Martin and Sallie share ideas to help you get started, stay on track and even share readings on your web site.  And the selection of reading plans couldn’t be better!!

The interview:

(17:38) Long-Distance Mission Festivals - Imagine connecting your congregation real-time with a missionary on the other side of the world.  Using Skype and a simple web camera and projection set up, this has proven to be a very effective way for state side churches and schools to talk with those serving in the mission field.  Listen and learn about the possibilities.

Ministry resources:

(34:58) VolunteerSpot.com (Video Tour)

News in tech:

(36:45) Best of CES 2010 Awards

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (44:12) WELSTech listeners save $10 on Glo Bible software
  • Use coupon code: WELS
  • Use the WELSTech coupon code and buy online for just $49.99, a 45% savings!
  • Offer valid until January 20, 2010
  • Watch Martin’s Glo Bible demo

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(53:55) Episode 115 - We’ll talk through the concepts in Chapter 3 of Shane Hipps’ book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture. (Release date 01/20/10)

The featured artist:

(54:40) We close the podcast with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com – Follow stephenbautista on Twitter) – Grace Beyond My Need from his “Abandon” CD

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113 – Celebrating Our Second Anniversary

This week on the WELSTech podcast Martin and Sallie celebrate two years of weekly podcasts and interview Nelson Saba from Bible Glo.

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The discussion:

WELSTech Turns 2! - Martin and Sallie reflect on two-years of weekly podcasting and answer the questions …

  • Why WELSTech,
  • What we’ve learned,
  • How it’s changed in two years, and
  • What the future holds

The interview:

Nelson Saba(11:50) Glo Talk - Nelson Saba, co-founder and CEO of Immersion Digital and creator of the Glo Bible, talks with Martin and Sallie about his vision of an immersive Bible experience and about Glo’s future in terms of a multi-device architecture, social components and multi-language translations.

  • WELSTech listeners save $10 on Glo Bible software
  • Use coupon code: WELS
  • Retail price is $89.99
  • Current online sale price is $59.99
  • Use the WELSTech coupon code and buy online for just $49.99, a 45% savings!
  • Offer valid until January 20, 2010

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:03:32) Episode 114 - We’ll look at a variety of Bible reading plans and talk with a missionary about his creative use of Skype. (Release date 01/13/10)

The featured artist:

(1:04:56) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch - Welcome to our World from his “O Holy Night” CD

Get involved: