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362 – Pastor Tech Part 1

This week on WELSTech the results of the Pastor’s Tech survey are revealed. What new tools will you find intriguing? Sallie shared resources from her upcoming “Going Google” Teachers’ Conference presentations and Martin shares the power of the weekly review.

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The discussion:

pastorsTechSurvey145x125The survey says – Martin and Sallie share the first of the results from the recent Pastor’s Tech survey including favorites from the Bible Study, Productivity/Planning, Member and Prospect Management and Presentation resources categories.

News in tech:

Ministry resources:

Tips & picks of the week:

WELS insider:

Need to know:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 363 – Making God supreme in your productivity is the topic of part 1 of What’s Best Next by Matt Perman. Read along and tune in next week for the discussion.  (Broadcast date – 10/14/14)

Featured videos:

This week’s featured video is part of the WELSTech Music YouTube playlist, Praise You (Obi’s Song).

 

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293 – eBook Ch 2: God's Word

Today on the WELSTech Podcast Martin and Sallie share ideas for incorporating the greatest content of all, God’s Word, into your website in chapter 2 of their summer eBook series. Martin talks “travel time” on his keyboard, of all places, and Pinterest is the grand finale.

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The discussion:

God’s Word – The WELSTech 2013 Summer series – Church & School Website Content – continues as Martin and Sallie explore many great ways to incorporate God’s Word into your web site. If “Content is King” on websites, then God’s Word is truly the “King of Content” which can be featured there. This chapter of the eBook features a multitude of ideas to do just that – incorporating ready-to-use content from a variety of sources as well as re-purposing and creating your own Bible study materials.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:03) Episode 294 – WELSTech is twice as nice this week as Martin and Sallie bring you an extra podcast. Tune in Thursday for “Live from Google Summit”. (Release date – 06/20/13)

The featured artist:

(36:13) We share the music of Michael Armstrong (pinemountainmusic.com) – The Days Of Old

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280 – Where'd My Bible Go?

This week the WELSTech Podcast says goodbye to two favorites; the NIV 84 Bible translation is no longer available digitally and Google announced they will be shuttering Google Reader on July 1. We look at what’s available to fill the gap these two great tools leave behind.

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The interview & discussion:

(3:40) Pastor Jon Schroeder from Faith in Sharpsburg, GA and a member of the Translation Feasibility Study group talks with Martin and Sallie about Bible translations, including what choices the online/digital Bible reader has today.

Ministry resources:

(30:08) My Sunday Solutions

News in tech:

(32:52) Google Reader is Going Away July 1 – Alternatives:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(53:40) Episode 281 – Next week Jason Schmidt, one of our semi-regular classroom technology correspondents, joins the conversation with Martin and Sallie to talk about classroom video sites. (Release date – 03/26/13)

The featured artist:

(54:18) We  close the podcast with the music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.com | Twitter | Facebook) – Where I Belong

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265 – 7 Best Mobile Tips

On this final WELSTech 7 Best countdown of 2012 we share Mobile Device (a.k.a. tablets & smartphones) Computing Tips covering productivity, security, and much more. Also on the podcast, there’s news from Google, a couple of live streamed Christmas concert opportunities and even a Pinterest-worthy infographic.

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The discussion:

Make the most of your mobile device – Martin and Sallie countdown the best tips, accessories and apps for tablets and smartphones.

  1. Accessories
  1. Security
  1. Maps
  1. Productivity
  1. Note Taking
  1. Cloud Services for File Syncing
  1. Bible Apps

But we aren’t done with 7 Best list yet. Join us on January 1st for our 7 Best Picks of 2012!

News in tech:

(29:50) Gmail, meet Google Drive … and behold 10GB file transfers

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(38:30) View the live stream of

  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s “Sing a Song of Christmas” concert on December 9th at 3:00 or 7:00 p.m.
  • Martin Luther College’s Christmas Concert on MLC TV on December 8th at 7:30 p.m. and December 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(58:05) Episode 266 – We continue the current WELSTech book discussion of Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds, this time looking at Chapter 4, Crafting the Story. (Release date – 12/11/12)

The featured artist:

(59:25) We close the podcast with the music of a new Japanese addition to our WELS artist lineup, Kaori Egawa – Angels’ Christmas Carol

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249 – Summer Software Showcase: GloBible

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we look at the multimedia GloBible.

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The discussion:

Through the GloBible Lens – Martin and Sallie share the highlights of the unique multimedia GloBible. Check out our past interview with GloBible creator, Nelson Saba, as well as Martin’s video tour of the software.

Ministry Uses

  1. Project the software in Bible class
  2. Use it for personal Bible study and reading plans
  3. Enrich catechism class or school Bible story time
  4. Record screencast videos to “flip” your Bible studies or share a teaser on an upcoming topic
  5. Gift new members or confirmands with a copy

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(27:30) Send us your favorite Password Management Tips and Tools for inclusion in our September 7 Best list

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(39:43) Episode 250 – Next week Martin and Sallie talk about ministry uses for Google Hangouts as our Summer Software Showcase continues. Oh, and we officially launch the video podcast.  Yikes!! (Release date – 08/22/12)

The featured artist:

(41:48)  We close the podcast with the music of Cross To Glory (www.facebook.com/crosstoglory) – My Grace Will Do 

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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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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

Follow the development of PearlVault on Facebook.

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.

Picks of the week:

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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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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189 – WELS Hacker: PDFs and YouVersion

This week the WELSTech Podcast summer WELS Hacker series continues as we discuss merging PDF documents and taking notes in the YouVersion electronic Bible.

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The discussion:

Polar Opposites – The summer WELS Hacker series marches on as Martin and Sallie discuss their most recent tips and tricks blog post.  This week’s topics are

PDFs and YouVersion

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(28:11) Episode 190 – We continue the WELS Hacker dialog with a discussion of Sallie’s iPad-only experience  and Martin’s mouseless browsing.  (Release date – 06/29/11)

The featured artist:

(28:33) We close the podcast with the music of Cross To Glory – My Grace Will Do from their CD titled “Life’s Song”

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179 – April Showers: Bible Teacher Resources

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we share a mega-list of Bible teaching and study resources.

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WELSTech Bible Resources Shower

The discussion:

Raining resources for teaching and studying the Bible – Continuing the “April Showers” series, today Martin and Sallie share a master list of the many electronic Bible teaching and studying aids.

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

  • (26:40) Bible+ mobile Bible app by Just1Word
  • BibleGlo for iPad
    • Don’t miss the BibleGlo Premium GIVEAWAYS!  We’re giving away two copies of BibleGlo Premium (each valued at $69.99).  Visit Martin and Sallie’s blogs for details.  Tune in to next Wednesday’s WELSTech Podcast to find out if you’ve won!

Of interest:

(33:00) FinalWeb Training in New Ulm, MN and Milwaukee, WI

  • FinalWeb for Teachers in New Ulm on June 27 and Milwaukee on August 1 – bit.ly/fw4teachers
  • FinalWeb for Dummies in New Ulm June 28-30 and Milwaukee August 2-4 – bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(42:54) Episode 180 – The “April Showers” continue as we rain down all sorts of goodies for church and school office workers.  (Release date – 04/20/11)

The featured artist:

(43:40) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – Roll the Stone Away from their “We Walk By Faith” CD

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