Monthly Archives: June 2012

242 – Summer Software Showcase: Schoology

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the discussion covers the education management platform Schoology.

Play

The discussion:

Learning Management – Martin and Sallie shine the Summer Software Showcase spotlight on the online learning management system Schoology.

Visit the WELSTech demo course by logging into Schoology

  • As a student …
    • E-mail: welstech456@mailcatch.com
    • Password: welstech
  • As a parent …
    • E-mail: welstech789@mailcatch.com
    • Password: welstech

Ministry Uses

  1. Classroom course management
  2. Catechism class
  3. Online Bible study
  4. Study and faculty groups
  5. School communication

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(26:47) Episode 243 – Celebrate Independence Day with Martin and Sallie as we count down our latest 7 Best list.  This month we focus on the best webmaster resources. (Release date – 07/04/12)

The featured artist:

(27:58)  This week we close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – When Love Is Found 

Get involved:

241 – Summer Software Showcase: Google Calendar

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we take an in-depth look at all the ways Google calendar can make life easier.

Play

The discussion:

Calendaring – Continuing the 2012 Summer Software Showcase series, Martin and Sallie discuss the free Google Calendar tool and it’s many church, school and personal uses.

Ministry Uses

  1. Church and school event management and communication – web embed & print
  2. Meeting scheduling
  3. Resource scheduling
  4. Specialty calendaring
  5. Mobile access

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 242 – Next up in the WELSTech Summer Software Showcase is Schoology for online learning, classroom management and social networking. (Release date – 06/27/12)

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(27:37) 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.  Hurry, registration closes July 24th!!

Community feedback:

The featured artist:

(42:18)  This week we close the podcast with the music of Koine (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) – Built on the Rock 

Get involved:

240 – Summer Software Showcase: Jing

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we take an in-depth look at Jing screencasting software.

Play

The discussion:

Let me count the ways – Martin and Sallie kick off the 2012 Summer Software Showcase series with a look at free screencasting software Jing from TechSmith.

Ministry Uses

  1. Web site tour
  2. Internal software demonstrations
  3. Flip your classroom
  4. Have students produce video projects
  5. Tech support

More ideas for using Jing

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (25:36) Our next 7 Best list will be revealed on the 4th of July (how patriotic of us!), and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite Webmaster Resources.
  • 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.  Hurry, registration closes July 24th!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 241 – Oops!  We may not have announced it on the show, but next week the WELSTech Summer Software Showcase topic is Google Calendars. (Release date – 06/20/12)

The featured artist:

(50:30)  This week we close with the instrumental music of flutist Jeannine Dennis – Sheep May Safely Graze 

Get involved:

239 – 7 Best Bookmarking Tools

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we countdown the 7 best bookmarking tools.

Play

The discussion:

Save that link – Martin and Sallie’s discussion today centers around recommendations for cloud-based bookmarking and organizing.

7 Best Bookmarking ToolsBookmarking Tools

  1. Pinboard.in
  2. StumbleUpon
  3. Chrome Syncing
  4. Pinterest – It’s All About the Image [Infographic]
  5. Xmarks
  6. Evernote
  7. Diigo

Coming up in July … 7 Best Webmaster Resources

Ministry resources:

(26:55) Power to the Pews: Internal Marketing from Church Marketing Sucks

Picks of the week:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(37:30) Episode 240 – The WELSTech Summer Software Showcase debut is on schedule for next week.  Don’t miss this in-depth look at a particular software and review of its ministry uses. (Release date – 06/13/12)

The featured artist:

(38:20) This week we close with the music of Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries – Dive Into God’s Word from their CD titled ”Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries”

Get involved: