Monthly Archives: March 2012

229 – Tech for Tikes

It’s education week on the WELSTech Podcast as Jason Schmidt joins Martin and Sallie to talk about technology for early learners.

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The discussion:

Tech in early childhood – Martin and Sallie are joined by Jason Schmidt (jasonschmidt123 on Twitter) from Bennington Public Schools, our semi-regular technology correspondent, and today’s discussion focuses on the graphically rich edtech resources that are useful in pre-school and early elementary settings.

The interview:

(17:45) iPads in Preschool – Preschool Director Becky Huebner from Christ the King in Palm Coast, FL talks with Martin and Sallie about their use of iPads and other technology in their growing childcare, pre-school and elementary setting.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(56:11) Episode 230 – Martin and Sallie share their latest “7 Best” list, this month highlighting the 7 Best E-mail Productivity Tips and Tools. (Release date – 04/04/12)

The featured artist:

(57:21) We close the podcast with the music of  Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com and mikewestendorf on Twitter) – Amazing Grace from his CD titled “Climb the Mountain”

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228 – Presentation Tech

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the topic is all things related to great presentations and worship projection.

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The discussion:

Presentations done right – Martin and Sallie talk about the many considerations for well done presentations in worship and education settings.

The interview:

(17:08) Upcoming workshop – Koine’s Brian Davison shares information about the Hearts and Hands of David, a workshop on modern artistry in Lutheran Worship, which will be held at Wisconsin Lutheran College, April 19-21.

Ministry resources:

(33:00) 20 Examples of Church Website Navigation

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(43:41) On the April 4th episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

E-mail Productivity Tools and Tips

You can tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Community feedback:

(45:00) Links shared in the WELSTech Diigo group this week include …

Coming up on WELSTech:

(50:42) Episode 229 – Next week we welcome guest host Teacher Jason Schmidt as well as Preschool Director Becky Huebner, and we discuss technology in early childhood education. (Release date – 03/28/12)

The featured artist:

(52:04) We close the podcast with the music and video of Koine’s (www.koinemusic.com | FacebookLord Jesus, You Have Come In Love from their CD titled “The Vine”

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227 – Jesus and Facebook

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we wrap up the current book discussion.

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The discussion:

It’s a wrap – Martin and Sallie finish up the current WELSTech book discussion, looking at Chapter 6 of The Church of Facebook by Jesse Rice.  Intentional, humble and authentic interactions can occur in our hyperconnected world if we make the effort.

Ministry resources:

(13:59) Bible Gateway’s Mobile App

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(26:19) On the April 4th episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

E-mail Productivity Tools and Tips

You can tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(33:05) Episode 228 – Next week on WELSTech we’ll discuss presentation technology and visit with Brian Davidson from Koine about the upcoming Hearts and Hands of David conference. (Release date – 03/21/12)

The featured artist:

(33:58) We close the podcast with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com or stephenbautista on Twitter) - The Man Who Drove The Nail from his CD titled “Abandon”

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226 – 7 Best Teacher Resources +

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we look at the 7 (or more) best teacher resource web sites.

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The discussion:

Can we count? – Narrowing the list of classroom resource web sites to the best 7 proved to be a bit tough for Martin and Sallie, so instead they share the best of the best in 7 categories of education sites.

Teacher Resource Sites

  1. Subject specific
  2. Trends in education
  3. Resource exchanges
  4. Interactive whiteboards
  5. Video
  6. Free Technology For Teachers
  7. Personal Learning Network or PLN - Customized to individual interests and needs and made up of various blogs, Twitter accounts and Pinterest boards

Coming up in April …. 7 Best E-mail Productivity Tools and Tips

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(48:08) Episode 227 – The current book discussion draws to a close as we look at chapter 6, Regeneration, of The Church of Facebook. (Release date – 03/14/12)

The featured artist:

(48:37) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch - O Sacred Head, Now Wounded from his CD titled “Abide With Me

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