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264 – iPads in Education

This week’s classroom technology WELSTech Podcast is all about iPads. Gail Potratz shares her insights, we interview Jon Beilke and Nate Hochmuth from Salem in Greenfield, MN about their very recent implementation of iPads, and we even have iPad “Picks of the Week.”

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The discussion:

The other side – On past education focused podcasts, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about Chromebooks in the classroom. Today Martin, Sallie and our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI explore the ins and outs of 1:1 iPads in the classroom. Gail also shares some of the experiences of Kathy Brandt who uses iPads in her 3rd and 4th grade classroom at Pilgrim in Menomonee Falls, WI.

The interview:

(18:26) iPads in WELS Education – Teacher Nate Hochmuth and Principal Jon Beilke from Salem in Greenfield, MN share their very new experience of 1:1 iPads in the 7th and 8th grade classroom.

Picks of the week:

WELS.net Feature:

(50:15) Check out the improved WELS Mobile beta site at m.wels.net.

Of interest:

(53:25) 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..

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:06:00) Episode 265 – Next week we wrap up our 7 Best series with a countdown of the 7 Best Mobile Computing Tips. Send us your favorites for the list by Sunday.  (Release date – 12/04/12)

The featured artist:

(1:07:15) We  close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) – The Reason For The Season

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195 – WELS Hacker: Tablets in Ministry

This week the WELSTech Podcast topics center around touch screen tablets, and Pastor Guy Marquardt lends his voice to the discussion.

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The interview:

Pastor Guy Marquardt(3:28) Cold Turkey with the iPad – Pastor Guy Marquardt from Christ in Lodi, CA joins Martin and Sallie to discuss a recent post on his iPad in Ministry blog – My two week iPad only experience – which describes his use of the iPad at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Summer Quarter.

The discussion:

(19:46) Tablets continued – This week the WELS Hacker summer series includes discussion by Martin and Sallie about additional ideas for tablet usage.

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Community feedback:

The featured artist:

(45:40) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – Children of the Heavenly Father/Jesus Loves Me from his CD titled “Abide With Me”

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190 – WELS Hacker: iPads and Mouseless Browsing

This week the WELSTech Podcast summer WELS Hacker series continues with a look at Sallie’s iPad only experience as well as time saving keyboard shortcuts for your browser.

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The discussion:

Putting it in writing – The summer WELS Hacker series features a discussion of recent blog posts by Martin Spriggs and Sallie Draper in which they share personal tips, tricks and productivity boosters.  This week’s topics are

iPads and Mouseless Browsing

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(26:55) Episode 191 – Martin promised “Chef’s Surprise” for next week’s WELS Hacker topic while Sallie committed to an insider’s look at Diigo Lists.  (Release date – 07/06/11)

The featured artist:

(27:18) We close the podcast with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – Agnus Dei from their “More Than Conquerors” CD

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128 – Backups, iPads and other fun

Listen to this week’s WELSTech Podcast for Backup 101 with WELS security guru Rob Benson.

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The interview:

Rob BensonBack it up – Rob Benson, WELS Network Security Administrator and techie extraordinaire, joins Martin and Sallie to weigh in on the why, what, when, where and how of backup. 

Ministry resources:

(23:40) Creating a Facebook Page for Your Ministry from Church Crunch

News in tech:

(27:15) More iPad reviews – Perry Lund and Rob Benson give us their first-person feedback

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(58:22) Episode 129 – Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, joins the conversation as we discuss summer enrichment opportunities. (Release date 04/28/10)

The featured artist:

(59:04) We close the podcast with the music of Corban Creek – Empty Grave from their CD titled “Could It Be Me”

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