Monthly Archives: January 2011

168 – SoundzAbound

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the focus is the use of copyright-safe audio in the 21st century classroom.

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The discussion:

Audio Resources for Students – Gail Potratz (gailpotratz on Twitter), our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent from Emanuel in New London, WI, joins Martin and Sallie this week as we review 21st Century Skills, specifically the use of audio resources for communication and problem solving.

The interview:

Barry Britt(8:31) Copyright friendly- Barry Britt from Soundzabound.com talks with Gail about the development of the copyright-safe-audio-for-education web site.

Ministry Resources:

(32:18) my.BrainShark.com is a simple way to narrate files and embed them on your web site – View a sample WELSTech presentation

News in Tech:

(36:38) DimDim.com web conferencing is no longer free (FAQ).  There are many free alternatives, including a few we’ve recently discussed on WELSTech …

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(59:33) Episode 169 – Evangelical websites is the planned discussion topic as we chat with Staff Minister Jonathan Favorite from Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries in Phoenix, AZ. (Release date 02/02/11)

The featured artist:

(1:01:01) We close with the music of Koine (www.koinemusic.comFacebook) - Christ is our Cornerstone from their CD titled ”Koine II”

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167 – Files, Files, and more Files!

On this episode of the WELSTech Podcast we explore many alternatives for file sharing in the church and school office.

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The discussion:

NetworkManaging files in the Digital Age – Gone are the days of working solo on our pen and paper projects at the office. Now we want and need to be able to access our digital files from remote locations and easily share files with others for collaboration.  Martin and Sallie detail a variety of solutions for file sharing.

News in tech:

(16:23) iPhone coming to Verizon

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(36:50) Episode 168 – Gail Potratz joins the conversation and shares an interview she recorded with Barry Britt from Soundzabound.com. (Release date 01/26/11)

The featured artist:

(37:15) We close the podcast with the music of  Branches Band (www.branchesband.com |Facebook) - Jerusalem the Golden from their “Light Eternal” CD

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166 – A Chatter-Free Podcast

This week the WELSTech Podcast looks at school technology during a book discussion and an interview with Greg Schmill, Director of WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools.

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The discussion:

Teaching and Learning With Technology - Martin and Sallie discuss Chapter 5 of Leading 21st Century Schools which looks at specific web-based tools and strategies that are useful in the classroom. 

The interview:

Greg Schmill(16:06) Generations – Greg Schmill, Director of WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools, shares insights from his recent presentation titled Bridging the Generation Gap.  He examines each of the generation’s needs and specifically how different uses of technology can assist in engaging Builders, Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials in our schools.

News in Tech:

(37:51) The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is history.  WELSTech brings you the event buzz:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(58:40) Episode 167 - Administrators and office personnel will want to tune in as we discuss solutions for sharing files in the church and school office. (Release date 01/19/11)

The featured artist:

(59:56) We close the podcast with the piano music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.com | Twitter | Facebook | My Space) - Beautiful Savior With Canon in D from her CD titled ”Inspirations”

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165 – Has It Really Been Three Years?

Join the WELSTech Podcast as we celebrate three years of tech-in-ministry weekly podcast and review Bible apps for smartphones.

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The discussion:

Bible AppsBible Apps – Celebrating the anniversary of three years of weekly WELSTech podcasting, Martin and Sallie kick off year four with a review of Bible apps for Android and Apple smart phones and handhelds.

The Best:

Bible Software Companions:

  • Accordance (iOS)
  • Logos Bible Software (iOS)

The Rest:

Ministry resources:

(22:22) LWMS on Facebook 

Picks of the week:

WELS.net Feature:

(29:11) Through My Bible in Three Years – Read and share!

Community feedback:

  • (30:19) Wayne Kittell from Immanuel in Kewaunee, WI responded to our call for free or affordable live video streaming sites.  Wayne recommends Cincopa.
  • Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI phoned in Christmas greetings and a sign up request for Martin’s next “Mind Like Water” productivity seminar.  Join the class July 27 – July 1 during Summer Quarter at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
    • We’d love to get a voice mail from you as well!  405-FOR-WELS (405-367-9357)
  • Maren McPeak from St. Mark’s in Citrus Heights, CA shared a link to ArtSkills.com where you can create a poster digitally

Coming up on WELSTech:

(36:02) Episode 166 - We look at “Instructional Strategies for Teaching and Learning With Technology” - Chapter 5 of Leading 21st Century Schools . (Release date 01/09/11)

The featured artist:

(36:45) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) - Such Joy from their “We Walk By Faith” CD

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