Monthly Archives: June 2010

138 – WELSTech Road Trip: Liverpool, NY

This week the WELSTech Podcast Road Trip heads to Liverpool, NY to talk with Pastor Jeremiah Gumm about blogging.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(5:50) Pastoral Blogging – The WELSTech Road Trip makes a virtual stop in upstate New York where Martin and Sallie chat with Pastor Jeremiah Gumm from Cross of Christ.  Pastor Gumm, the blogger behind The Shepherd’s Study, shares thoughts on his 2+ years of blogging – how and why he started his blog, the mechanics of setting up and managing a blog, and the blessings (64,000 hits and counting) and connections blogging has given him.

 

Pastor Jeremiah Gumm - The Shepherd's Story

    

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Blog Administration “Dashboard” (Click the view full size)
    

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Writing a New Blog Post Screen (Click to view full size)
     

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Community feedback:

  • (39:16) Jason Schmidt from Gethsemane in Omaha, NE shared links via the WELSTech Diigo group:
  • Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI left us a voice mail with details on AT&T voice and data plan educator pricing
    • Include your voice in the next WELSTech Podcast.  Leave us a voice mail at 405-FOR-WELS (405-367-9357)
  • Pastor Rob Guenther from Gethsemane in Raleigh, NC is using the Flashcard Touch app for iPod and iPhone to share Quizlet.com Catechism flash cards with his students
  • David Schumann from Peace in Janesville, WI used Inkscape to convert bitmap images to scalable vector format
  • Tom Hausman from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI shared a job posting for an Instructional Support and Design Specialist. Contact Martin for additional details.
  • Perry Lund from Grace in Oskaloosa, IA commented on the recent student management system podcast interview

Coming up on WELSTech:

(52:18) Episode 139 – We’re on the road again, but this time to an unknown techie virtual destination.  Tune in to find out where we visit, and learn something new in the process. (Release date 07/07/10)

The featured artist:

(56:39) We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) – I Do Believe from his CD titled “The Way”

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137 – WELSTech Road Trip: New Ulm, MN

This week the WELSTech Podcast Road Trip stops by Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(2:11) Student Management System – The next stop on the WELSTech Road Trip takes Martin and Sallie to New Ulm, MN to talk with Heath Dobberpuhl, teacher and registrar at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVL).  MVL recently converted to a new student management system, making their cookie sales (and grade management) much easier for teachers, staff and parents alike.  Listen as Heath shares their experience with the system.

 

Heath Dobberpuhl 

Class Section Summary
The Class Section Summary screen (Click the view full size)

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The Missing Assignments Settings Screen (Click to view full size)

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Community feedback:

(28:45) Martin shared several noteworthy links:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(34:07) Episode 138 – The WELSTech summer 2010 Road Trip heads east to Liverpool, NY to meet Pastor Jeremiah Gumm and learn about pastoral blogging. (Release date 06/30/10)

The featured artist:

(34:55) We close the podcast with the music of Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com and mikewestendorf on Twitter) – Found from his CD titled “Climb the Mountain”

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136 – WELSTech Road Trip: Aurora, CO

Go on the road with the WELSTech Podcast as we explore distance counseling in Aurora, CO.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(3:13) Distance Counseling – Martin and Sallie pack their virtual bags and head across the country to visit Aurora, CO where we visit with Liz Seelow from New Beginnings – A Home For Mothers and Dan Nommensen from Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Services (WLCFS).  Liz shares her first-hand experience with the WLCFS Member Assistance Program distance counseling service.  Listen for tips on starting a similar program in your area.

 

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A typical Member Assistance Program session
A typical Member Assistance Program session

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Community feedback:

(24:40) Pastor Rob Guenther from Gethsemane in Raleigh, NC shared lots of ideas and questions including a link to Format Factory, and audio video converter

Coming up on WELSTech:

(30:42) Episode 137 – The next stop on the WELSTech summer 2010 Road Trip is Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN where we’ll talk with teacher and registrar Heath Dobberpuhl about their new student management system. (Release date 06/23/10)

The featured artist:

(31:30) We close the podcast with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com or stephenbautista on Twitter) – Trying to Catch the Wind from his CD titled “Abandon”

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135 – Cash or Credit?

This is book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we wrap up our look at Shane Hipps’ The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture.

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The discussion:

ProjectorWrapping Up – Martin and Sallie complete their discussion of Shane Hipps’ book, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church, looking at chapter 8, “Worship in Electronic Culture”.

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WELS.net feature:

(33:50) “Like” WELS on Facebook – facebook.com/welslutherans – and you may win a $20 gift card to Northwestern Publishing House (NPH).  There will be one giveaway per week through August!

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(48:04) Episode 136 – The WELSTech summer 2010 Road Trip gets underway.  Tune in to find out where we stop first. (Release date 06/16/10)

The featured artist:

(49:14) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – When Love is Found from his CD titled “Abide With Me”

Get involved: