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276 – Let's Collaborate!

On this edition of the WELSTech Podcast we share many web-based (and often free) tools which assist with all types of collaboration including sharing documents and calendars, creating mind maps and wikis, and holding private conversations and video conference calls.

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The discussion:

Working together online – Martin and Sallie share scenarios for online collaboration in church and school ministry and a list of web-based tools that can assist with that process.

The interview:

(21:24) Global collaboration – Pastor Brad Wordell, who serves our synod as Missionary to Japan as well as Coordinator of Asia Publications for Multi-Language Publications, sat down with Martin recently to talk about the management tasks involved in translating gospel resources into many new languages. That work is made easier with the use of online collaborative tools.

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Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(45:08) Episode 277 – You’ll flip over next weeks edtech discussion of flipped classrooms, featuring Gail Potratz in the guest host chair. (Release date – 02/26/13)

The featured artist:

(45:45) We close the podcast with the debut of a new WELS artist, pianist Kirk Meyer (www.kirkmeyer.com) - Chief of Sinners Though I Be

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191 – WELS Hacker: Managing Links and Tasks

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the summer WELS Hacker discussion covers Outlook Quick Steps to “get things done” and Diigo Lists.

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The discussion:

Get organized! – This summer Martin Spriggs and Sallie Draper are wearing the “white WELS Hacker hat” and discussing personal tips, tricks and productivity boosters.  This week’s topics are

Outlook GTD and Diigo Lists

Community feedback:

The featured artist:

(37:40) We close the podcast with the music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.comTwitterFacebookMy Space) - Nearer My God to Thee from her CD titled ”Inspirations”

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162 – GTD Meets the Church Office

This week the WELSTech Podcast is all about Getting Things Done in the church and school office, and Staff Minister Jon Ruddat shares his productivity success story.

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The discussion:

Office Productivity - Martin and Sallie share ideas for applying the personal Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity process to the church and school office using the 43 Folders technique and also ideas from Death by Meeting

The interview:

Jon Ruddat(17:10) Star Student – Jon Ruddat, Staff Minister of Administration and Family Ministry at St. Matthew’s in Appleton, WI, was a past student in Martin’s Productivity Winterim session at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He shares the highlights of implementing the GTD system and some of his “Mind Like Water” moments.

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News in Tech:

(40:35) Google Chrome Web Store and Pilot Chrome OS Netbooks

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Christmas 2010 WELSTech Scavenger Hunt:

(49:38) Week 5 of our latest WELSTech contest is here, and we’ve hidden our “QR Code of the Week” somewhere on the WELSTech site.  Listen each week through December 15th as we reveal clues for finding 5 QR Codes which will point you to a mystery message. Following the December 15th show you can enter the mystery message for a chance to win a $25 Cafe Press gift certificate, where your WELSTech merchandise dreams can come true!  The winner will be selected from all correct entries and announced on our special Christmas week podcast airing December 22nd.

  • This week’s clue to the code location is … The Art of Productivity
  • Get the previous clues: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
  • Remember, you can use your smartphone or an online decoder to decipher the message.  Have fun!

Solve the mystery message and enter the contest by 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2010 at

bit.ly/welstechcontest

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:07:50) Episode 163 - Christmas week arrives as we talk with Prof. Richard Gurgel about the WELS Continuing Education program, Grow in Grace, and we select our contest winner. (Release date 12/22/10)

The featured artist:

(1:08:55) We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) - The Reason for the Season from his CD also titled ”The Reason for the Season”

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092 – Wall To Wall Listener Feedback

This week we open the WELSTech podcast mailbag and share loads of great comments, ides and questions from our listeners.

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The discussion:

Listener FeedbackListeners Share - Martin and Sallie have gathered feedback from all corners of the web – listserves, social networks, tweets and our very own WELSTech web site – and put together a feast of tech-in-ministry treats for your enjoyment.  Try something new today, and expand your vocabulary in the process!

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Of interest:

(51:12) Access the entire series of Bonus WELSTech Goodness “how-to” episodes using the WELSTech BWTG tag

Coming up on WELSTech:

(52:25) Episode 093 – WELSTech goes “Back to School with Technology”, including an interview with Joe Du Fore from Fox Valley Lutheran High School. (Release date 08/19/09)

The featured artist:

(53:15) This week we close with the music of WELS artists Kevin Loersch - Children of the Heavenly Father/Jesus Loves Me from his CD titled ”Abide With Me”

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Episode 028 – Jul 16 2008

Following up on WELSTech Episode 027, Martin and Sallie discuss systems for implementing Getting Things Done(GTD) productivity principles and wrap up their interview with Prof. David Sellnow on the hybrid classroom.

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The interview:

  • The Hybrid Classroom (17:44) - Today Martin and Sallie conclude their interview with Prof. David Sellnow of Martin Luther College (listen to Part 1).  Prof. Sellnow shares ideas and cautions for getting started with blended courses and also looks into the future at where our synod may go with online education offerings.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS artist, Kevin Loersch - O Sacred Head Now Wounded from his CD titled Abide With Me (39:50)

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Episode 027 – Jul 9 2008

This week Martin and Sallie discuss the Getting Things Done organization system for improving personal productivity.  They also interview Prof. David Sellnow about blending traditional and online education.

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The interview:

  • Prof. David SellnowThe Hybrid Classroom (28:05) - In the first of a two-part interview, Prof. David Sellnow of Martin Luther College joins Martin and Sallie to share insight into the benefits of blending traditional classroom activities with online activities.  Prof. Sellnow has successfully blended his course offerings at MLC and suggests that similar blending could accentuate courses at the high school and even elementary school levels.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS artist, WendySue Fluegge (www.wendysue.com) – Time from her CD titled Everyday Christian (1:00:45)

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