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:

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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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225 – Textbooks and Technologies

It’s education week on the WELSTech Podcast, and Gail Potratz joins the discussion on the future of textbooks.

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The discussion:

Is the textbook dead? – Teacher and technology coordinator Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI is back to talk with Martin and Sallie about the variety of options for one to one computing – from laptops and netbooks to Chromebooks and iPads – and the variety of electronic textbook options available.

Ministry resources:

(20:12) Bible Audio Pronunciation – (iOS app | Lite (Free) appOverview Video)

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Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(40:00) Episode 226 – Tune in next week for more edtech goodies as Martin and Sallie count down the 7 Best Teacher Resource Sites. (Release date – 03/07/12)

The featured artist:

(41:07) This week we close with the music of Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries - You Are My World

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224 – Internet Safety

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the discussion topics are Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.

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The discussion:

God-Pleasing Digital Citizens – Martin recently did an Internet Safety presentation for parents and students at Faith in Fond du Lac, WI and shares resources he developed for the presentation.

The interview:

(15:07) Cyberbullying expert – Dr. Justin Patchin, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, shares tips with Martin and Sallie on combating cyberbullying proactively and dealing with cyberbullying incidents when they do occur.

Ministry resources:

(31:33) Use Pinterest to share the Christian Good News

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(41:37) On the March 7th 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

Teacher Resource Sites

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:

(54:05) Episode 225 – Next week we welcome guest host teacher Gail Potratz, and we discuss the future of textbooks on our ed-tech focused episode. (Release date – 02/29/12)

The featured artist:

(55:15) We close the podcast with the music of The Branches Band (www.branchesband.com|Facebook) - Nothing But the Blood from their “Sing, My Tongue” CD

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223 – May I Introduce To You …

On the WELSTech Podcast this week we look at ways to effectively introduce tech initiatives in your congregation.

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The discussion:

The “techie” congregation guide – Martin and Sallie discuss ways to implement technology in the congregation (spoiler = SLOWLY!!) and identify areas that may be prime for the tech touch including electronic news, social networks and screencast tours of your web site.

The interview:

(19:25) Congregation e-Bible reading – Pastors Dan Witte (Risen Savior, Lakewood Ranch, FL) and Emile Burgess (Trinity, Caledonia, WI) join Martin and Sallie to talk about the electronic Bible reading projects they’ve each recently launched in their respective congregations.

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(50:32) On the March 7th 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

Teacher Resources Web Sites

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:

(58:45) Episode 224 – Next week the WELSTech chatter is all about safety on the Internet – at home and at school. (Release date – 02/22/12)

The featured artist:

(59:47) We close the podcast with the 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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222 – Room 222

It’s book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we examine the adapted definition of “community”.

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The discussion:

How do you define community? – Martin and Sallie trip down memory lane to the days of Room 222 as they discuss chapter 5 of Jesse Rice’s book, The Church of Facebook, and the sometimes generational differences in the definition of community.

Ministry resources:

  • (16:05) View sample congregational and school videos created using iMovie on an iPad. Do you have sample video projects to share?

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

7 Best:

(34:49) On the March 7th 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

Teacher Resources Web Sites

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!

Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:36) Episode 223 – We’ll share tips for introducing your congregation to technology and talk with two pastors who are currentlyrunning successful e-mail Bible reading campaigns. (Release date – 02/15/12)

The featured artist:

(36:55) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) - Via Dolorosa from the CD titled “Once For All”

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221 – 7 Best Digital Bible Study Tools

This week the WELSTech Podcast features a discussion of our 7 Best Digital Bible Study Tools.

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The discussion:

Something New – Pastor Aaron Frey joins Martin and Sallie as we countdown WELSTech’s first ever “7 Best” list.

Digital Bible Study Tools

  1. BibleGateway
  2. People’s Bible on Kindle, Nook and Logos
  3. Glo Bible
  4. WELS ONLINE mobile app for iOS and Android
  5. BibleWorks
  6. Logos
  7. YouVersion

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The interview:

(28:45) From the Pastor’s perspective – Pastor Stephen Daley from Petra in Sauk Rapids, MN chats with Martin and Sallie about his favorite Bible study tools and shares a helpful tip for syncing BibleWorks notes across multiple devices.

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Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:08:14) Episode 222 – We return to our discussion of The Church of Facebook – Chapter 5, Adaptation. (Release date – 02/08/12)

The featured artist:

(1:09:19) We close the podcast with the music of L. A. Miller - Flyin’ Free from the CD titled “Night and Day”

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220 – Google: Friend or Foe?

It’s education week on the WELSTech Podcast as we take a deep dive into Google Apps for the classroom.

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The interview:

(2:57) Transforming the classroom – Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Director of Digital Education, Joe Du Fore, talks with Martin and Sallie about this summer’s Google Education Summit where educators can earn 3 hours of graduate credit, get a Google Chromebook, and leave the event prepared to set up, administer and effectively use Google Apps in their schools.

The discussion:

(19:00) Using Google Apps – Jason Schmidt (jasonschmidt123 on Twitter) from Bennington Public Schools returns to his semi-regular technology correspondent role to share with Martin and Sallie his Google Apps experience including uses for faculty planning, student Google Sites and collaborative assignments.

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 221 – We launch a new segment on next week’s WELSTech … our first ever 7 Best list!  We’ll discuss our favorite Digital Bible Study Tools and be joined by Pastor Stephen Daley for the pastor’s perspective on digital Bible study. (Release date – 02/01/12)

The featured artist:

(54:20) We close the podcast with the music of Cross to Glory - You Know I Know from their CD titled “Life’s Song”

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219 – You, Others, The Word, Online

This week the WELSTech Podcast focuses on how to do online Bible study and Pastor Tom Koch shares details about a new digital Bible study opportunity.

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The discussion:

Online Bible Study – Martin and Sallie look at the many forms and tools which can be used to facilitate online Bible study.  From live events to extended discussions following traditional face-to-face studies, “going digital” opens up many new opportunities for Bible study.

The interview:

(13:53) Sit at the digital feet – Pastor Tom Koch from Living Word in Johnson City, TN shares details about an online Bible study opportunity which was developed with the goal of allowing more people the opportunity to study God’s Word with some of our synod’s wisest professors and pastors.

News in tech:

(31:35) Victorinox squeezes 1 TB of high-speed storage into a Swiss Army Knife

Picks of the week:

WELS.net feature:

(42:34) Be sure to grab the WELS ONLINE app for your newest mobile devices!

7 Best:

(44:06) Coming up on February 1st we’ll unveil the very first WELSTech 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

Digital Bible Study Tools

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:

(53:35) Episode 220 – Next week we welcome guest host Jason Schmidt, and we interview WLC’s Joe DuFore as we dive into the topic of Google Apps for Education. (Release date – 01/25/12)

The featured artist:

(54:20) We close the podcast with the instrumental music of In His Service (www.adagioconcepts.com) - Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness from their CD titled “In His Time””

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