238 – Class Time

This week the WELSTech Podcast may inspire you to learn something new this summer.

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The discussion:

Summer Plans – Jason Schmidt (jasonschmidt123 on Twitter), Technology Coordinator for Omaha, NE-area Bennington Public Schools and one of WELSTech’s semi-regular classroom technology correspondents, chats with Martin and Sallie about professional development opportunities for educators this summer including the online courses each are prepping to teach for Martin Luther College.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

(36:25)  Lakeside Lutheran High School’s Videography students recently created a lipdub video which involved the entire student body, faculty and support staff, covered the entire campus and was filmed in one (amazing!!) take.  Teacher Todd Hackbarth shared details of the planning and effort that went into the video, the reaction they’ve received and other video projects they worked on.  Check out the video for yourself below.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(41:18) Episode 239 – Martin and Sallie countdown the 7 Best Bookmarking Tools. (Release date – 06/06/12)

The featured artist:

(42:50) We close the podcast with the music of The Branches Band (www.branchesband.com|Facebook) - Go Tell It On The Mountain from their “A Branch Is Growing” CD

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237 – Copyright and Stuff

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie tread the murky copyright waters.

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The discussion:

Copyright – Martin and Sallie share informational resources related to copyright of worship services, especially in the area of video streaming and archiving/podcasting.

The interview:

(14:20) Meet Lee Hitter – WELS new Director of Communication Services, Lee Hitter, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss his responsibilities, great WELS.net content, and ways WELS Communication Services can partner and assist local congregations.

News in Tech:

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(36:25) On the June 6th 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

Bookmarking Tools and Tips

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

Of interest:

  • (37:25) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts!
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Graduation and Call Day live video stream – Streams Live
    • May 24 – Call Day Service – 10:00 a.m.
    • May 24 – Concert – 7:00 p.m.
    • May 25 – Graduation Service – 10:00 a.m.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(51:11) Episode 238 – Jason Schmidt joins Martin and Sallie for our regular edtech show as we look at summer professional development plans. (Release date – 05/30/12)

The featured artist:

(51:47) We close the podcast with the music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.com | Twitter | Facebook | My Space) - Maiya’s Song from her CD titled ”Dawn Michelle Williams”

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236 – Tech Forum Recap

This week WELSTech listeners will experience a virtual field trip to a recent education technology event which Martin attended.

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The discussion:

Along for the ride – Martin recently attended the Tech Forum Chicago event sponsored by Tech & Learning Magazine, and shares some insights from the day.

The interview:

(22:53) Reaching out to the world – Shoua Moua, lay member of Immanuel Hmong Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN, joins Martin and Sallie to talk about their video streaming and archive service which was started with the help of a California congregation and has grown into a worldwide outreach effort to Hmong.

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(49:22) On the June 6th 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

Bookmarking Tools and Tips

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

Of interest:

  • (49:53) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts!
  • Graduation and Call Day live video streams
    • Martin Luther College – LiveStream Channel
      • May 18 – Concert – 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
      • May19 – Graduation Service – 10:00 a.m.
      • May 19 – Call Day Service – 2:30 p.m.
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – Streams Live
      • May 22- Vicar Assignments – 7:00 p.m.
      • May 24 – Call Day Service – 10:00 a.m.
      • May 24 – Concert – 7:00 p.m.
      • May 25 – Graduation Service – 10:00 a.m.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(55:17) Episode 237 – Martin and Sallie tackle the tough topic of copyright on next week’s podcast. (Release date – 05/23/12)

The featured artist:

(56:15) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) - God Of Wonders from the CD titled “We Walk By Faith”

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235 – Today's Letter is W

It is e-book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we look at social media strategy for churches and schools.

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The discussion:

E-book conclusion – Martin and Sallie return to their discussion of the Radian6 e-book How to Transform Your Small Business With Social Mediadigging into chapters 5 through 8.

Ministry resources:

(17:49) YouVersion Bible app parallel reading mode on iPad

News in tech:

(19:07) Google+ Hangouts live broadcasting out of beta

Of interest:

(21:22) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts!

  • FinalWeb for Teachers – July 9 or 16 – bit.ly/fw4t2012

    Image courtesy of Leo Reynolds via Flickr

  • FinalWeb for Dummies – July 10-12 or July 17-19 – bit.ly/fw4d2012

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(29:50) On the June 6th 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

Bookmarking Tools and Tips

You can pin an image and link on the WELSTech Pinterest board, tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, leave a comment on the WELSTech site, 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:

(38:02) Episode 236 – Tune in for Martin’s Tech & Learning Conference recap and an interview on Hmong video outreach. (Release date – 05/16/12)

The featured artist:

(39:00) We close the podcast with the music of L. A. Miller - Your Peace from the CD titled “Night and Day”

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234 – Smile

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we countdown the 7 best photo organizing and editing tools.

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The discussion:

Take my picture! – The 7 Best series is back and this month Martin and Sallie share their top picks for working with photos.

Photo Organizing and Editing Tools

  1. Aviary -Phoenix image editor and Raven vector editor
  2. Picasa
  3. Instagram
  4. Irfanview
  5. Flickr
  6. GIMP - Tutorials
  7. PicMonkey

Kudos to the WELSTech community for lots more great recommendations:

Coming up in June … 7 Best Bookmarking Tools and Tips

News in tech:

(24:44) Google Drive is live

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:25) Episode 235 – Martin and Sallie conclude their discussion of the online e-book How to Transform Your Small Business With Social Media, looking at Chapter 5 to the end. (Release date – 05/09/12)

The featured artist:

(45:38) We close the podcast with the music of Cross to Glory - One Name from their CD titled “Life’s Song

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