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352 – Networking is hard. We need help!

On this week’s WELSTech the discussion is on networking in churches and schools. Martin shares YouVersion Bible reading plans with devotions from Pastor Mark Jeske at Time of Grace, and the featured video is a “must see” from last week’s National Worship Conference.

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The discussion:

network145x125Making connections – The WELSTech solo podcasting stint is over as Martin and Sallie return with a face-to-face dialog on today’s WELSTech Wiki migration topic, network infrastructureRequest a wiki account and add your church or school network specs!

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Did you know … Presenters at WELSTech Conference 2015 (wels.net/welstechconf), July 9-11, 2015 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI attend for FREE?!! We’re currently looking for presenters and tech topics of interest for our breakout sessions. Give it some thought and submit your ideas!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 353 – The WELSTech Wiki migration marches on with the discussion of streaming and recording video. (Broadcast date – 08/05/14)

Featured video:

This week we have a special addition to the WELSTech Music YouTube playlist, from the closing service of the WELS National Worship Conference last Friday – Jerusalem the Golden, arranged by Dale Witte

 

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351 – Smile

WELSTech is a podcast about how technology can be used to aid the work of the church. Video hardware for congregations is the wiki migration topic du jour. Plus Sallie demonstrates a “desktop” publisher in the cloud.

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The discussion:

Video Hardware - As we continue our summer trek through the WELSTech Wiki migration project, we explore the video hardware topic. There’s much to learn about cameras, projectors, image magnification and more!

Tech tips:

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Of interest:

Did you know … Presenters at WELSTech Conference 2015 (wels.net/welstechconf), July 9-11, 2015 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI attend for FREE?!! We’re currently looking for presenters and tech topics of interest for our breakout sessions. Give it some thought and submit your ideas!

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 352 – Martin and Sallie are together again – live from the Center for Mission and Ministry – and talking all about network infrastructure. (Broadcast date – 07/29/14)

Featured video:

Today’s video, from the WELSTech Presentation and Teaching YouTube playlist, is a parody for the digital age - Goodnight iPad

 

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350 – Can You Hear Me Now?

WELSTech passes some major milestones this week, in more ways than one. Join Sallie for more wiki migration, featuring a discussion of audio hardware, plus a double dip of picks of the week. There’s even BACON!! Enjoy!

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The discussion:

earphonesListen Up! - The WELSTech Wiki migration project has arrived at the Infrastructure category today and in particular we cover audio hardware and help resources.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 351 – Next week we’ll look at all things video as we wrap up the hardware section of the WELSTech Wiki migration. (Broadcast date – 07/22/14)

Featured video:

Today’s video, an addition to the WELSTech Presentation and Teaching YouTube playlist, is in the form of a folk tale with a lesson about evangelism – A fishy tale

 

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349 – THE Wiki for WELS Webmasters

This week on WELSTech Martin is solo in the hosting chair, and he shares webmaster tools from the new WELSTech Wiki. He also has a tip and pick to share as well as more great help for digital photographers, perhaps as you try to capture those great summer vacation shots.

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The discussion:

toolsAttention Webmasters - The WELSTech Wiki migration topics of the week are perfect for church and school webmasters. Listen as Martin shares information on getting started and webmaster tools.

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  • Free PowerPoint Templates – fppt.com

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 350 – Join Sallie for a WELSTech Wiki discussion of audio hardware and other stage production equipment. (Broadcast date – 07/15/14)

Featured video:

Another addition to the Instructional Playlist … watch Six quick tips to improve your digital photography from Tony Northrup

 

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348 – What’s Up With Social?

On this week’s WELSTech episode we share ideas to enhance your church or school social media presence as well as platforms for programming church and school web sites. Sallie has a behind the scenes tour of Google’s new Classroom tool and Martin shares a “how to” guide for Google Hangouts.

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socialCMS145x125Web platforms - Martin and Sallie continue the migration of WELSTech Wiki content to the new WELSTech Wiki with a focus on social media tools and content management systems.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 349 – Martin will be flying solo as he highlights the great webmaster tools and tips for web content available on the all new WELSTech Wiki. (Broadcast date – 07/08/14)

Featured video:

From the new Instructional Playlist, watch Rule of Thirds from Adorama Photography TV

 

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347 – Copyright and Promotion

This week on WELSTech we’ve moved a portion of the Communication pages on the WELSTech Wiki including lots of resources for copyright and newsletters. Martin has 106 questions for you, and a WELSTech winner gives us his perspective on the Nexus 7 tablet.

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TellCommunication – A key component of any ministry effort is communication, and the brand new WELSTech Wiki has many resources to assist with those communication needs. Martin and Sallie look at resources for copyright, presentations and promotions.

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Of interest:

It’s official! You’re invited to WELSTech Conference 2015 (wels.net/welstechconf), July 9-11, 2015 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI. We’re currently looking for presenters and tech topics of interest for our breakout sessions. Give it some thought and submit your ideas!

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 348 – This summer we’re migrating the WELSTech Wiki to a brand new Google Site. On the moving docket for next week are social media resources and popular content management systems. (Broadcast date – 07/01/14)

Featured video:

From the WELS Musicians Playlist, watch Sacrifice With Shouts of Joy by Koine

 

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346 – Worship and Tech Planning

The WELSTech summer wiki migration series continues with discussion of technology to assist with worship planning and media projection. Social media tools take center stage for tips and picks, and Martin shares a free heart rate app that checks heart rate using the iPhone camera!

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WorshipResources for worship – Martin and Sallie continue the WELSTech Wiki migration with a focus on worship resources, including the helpful Google Lectionary CalendarRequest an account on our new wiki - welstechwiki.gapps.wels.net - and add your worship planning ideas, sample worship folders and multimedia sources.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 347 – The WELSTech wiki migration topic for next week is church and school communication including copyright issues, delivering excellent presentations and newsletters. (Broadcast date – 06/24/14)

Featured video:

From the WELS Musicians Playlist, watch Hearts of Stone by Branches Band

 

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345 – A Wiki Revival

This week on WELSTech we unveil the brand new WELSTech Wiki to kickoff the 2014 wiki migration summer series. Listeners might experience a bit of deja vu as Martin and Sallie unknowingly replay past show features plus we share the amazing story behind our newest WELSTech Hall-of-Fame member.

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button2Text145x125Getting a move on – Summer has arrived on WELSTech as Martin and Sallie kickoff the WELSTech Wiki migration series. Request an account on our new wiki -

welstechwiki.gapps.wels.net 

and help us enhance the resource sharing site. Each week we’ll move a set of wiki pages and do some sprucing up of the content in the process. This week’s new content includes the area of …

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  • Enjoy easy reading on Mac, iPad and iPhone with the Sarafi Reader option
  • Google Sites Page Templates save time

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Of interest:

We’re planning a WELSTech Conference in July 2015 and the call for presenters will be issued soon. Watch for the announcement and consider what tech-in-ministry topics you may want to present to others.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 346 – Martin and Sallie migrate wiki resources for Worship Planning . (Broadcast date – 06/17/14)

Featured video:

From the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos Playlist, watch Thumbs Up for Rock and Roll!

 

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344 – Resources and Reviews

WELSTech is on the road, broadcasting from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High school with coverage of the Tech and Teach event held today. And we select winners of the shiny tech giveaways for Ministry Resources and Listener Reviews.

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The interviews:

MandS200x140190 techie teachers – Martin and Sallie, along with Kurt Gosdeck from St. Lucas in Kewaskum, WI and Rachel Pierson from Trinity in Waukesha, WI, share their experiences at the Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Tech and Teach event.

Ministry resources:

  • Lesley Bergemann shared instructions for using Vimeo Channel RSS
  • Pastor Steve Daley recommends BulletJournal.com
  • The winner of the Apple TV giveaway is … Brent Nemmers

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 345 – The summer WELSTech Wiki reboot kicks off. (Broadcast date – 06/10/14)

Featured video:

From the WELS Schools Playlist, watch this overview of the new Performing Arts Center at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, site of this week’s WELSTech recording.

 

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343 – Sunny Day for Google Play

This week on WELSTech we welcome sunshine in the form of semi-regular classroom technology correspondent Jason Schmidt who shares his knowledge of Google Play for Education and Google tablet management. We also hit the jackpot in terms of listener reviews and share several solutions to assist with learning a new language.

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The interview and discussion:

Jason "Sunshine" SchmidtManaging Google Tablets - Martin and Sallie are joined by WELSTech edtech guest host, Jason Schmidt (a.k.a. Mr. Sunshine), Technology Coordinator for Bennington ISD. Jason gives us a behind the scenes tour of the Google Play for Education store and answers questions from viewers about managing Google tablets through the Google Apps for Education administration panel.

Listener reviews:

  • Staying Fit With Tech by Tim Gielbelhaus
  • Evernote for Ministry by Pastor Emile Burgess
  • Lubuntu by Jimmy Pautz
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will be entered to win a Nexus 7. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 344 – WELSTech goes on the road to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI as Martin and Sallie bring you live coverage of the Tech & Teach event. (Broadcast date – 06/03/14)

Featured video:

From the WELS Musicians Playlist, here is WELS artist Michael Schroeder singing Paradise

 

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