There’s no foolin’ around on this week’s WELSTech Podcast, as Martin and Sallie share the events of the recent Christ In Media Institute Conference on Mobile Phone Outreach. Sallie’s practicing karate, and Martin has a surprising (controversial?) tip of the week. There’s even a little document camera demo to round out the fun.
Cheerleading for Mobile Missions – Sallie was on-hand for the recent Christ In Media Institute Christian Mobile-Phone Project Conference which brought together high school and college-aged students and a “rock star” cast of missionaries from all corners of the world to present ideas for using the now ubiquitous technology of mobile phones to share the good news of Jesus Christ. We share multiple interviews to give WELSTech-ers a flavor of the excitement that the conference generated.
The world is going mobile and Martin shares “how-to” ideas for becoming a mobile app developer. Sallie may be enjoying warmer climates this week, but she gets her 2 cents in the tips, picks and feedback conversation. As a matter of fact, Sallie’s pick of the week may be so anti-tech that it jeopardizes her co-hosting seat!
As 2013 winds down, Martin and Sallie share the last regular WELSTech episode of the year with a focus on in-your-pocket mobile technology which reaches all corners of the world and which can be used for personal spiritual growth and to enhance gospel outreach efforts locally and around the world.
(20:14) Favorite mobile apps – It’s show-and-tell time as Martin and Sallie share some of their favorite mobile apps, with a focus on those that enhance personal and public ministry efforts. We’d love to hear from you about any of your favorite apps which we failed to mention!
Join us for “giveaway Tuesday” on WELSTech as we discuss the free WELS Mobile app plus another great WELSTech prize you can win. The show is packed with resources, and we even share our first-ever free MP3 download of a WELS artist’s song.
Surf WELS on your mobile device – We are excited to welcome to the show today the developer of the WELS Mobile app, Martin Spriggs. Martin takes us on an app tour using the Ripple mobile device emulator.
3 Ways to Get the App:
Use your mobile browser to surf to the WELS mobile site (m.wels.net) - Listeners learn an insider secret … this is the most up-to-date version of the app
Today’s WELSTech Podcast covers ways to use your mobile photo or tablet photography in ministry. We also talk with designer Corissa Nelson about ways she lets her light shine through her online business, image donations to WELS and design work for her local congregation.
The best camera … – Martin and Sallie talk about the meteoric rise in prevalence of “pocketography” – using cameras on smartphones and tablets to easily capture and share images – and ways which these cameras can aid the work of churches, schools and individuals.
(19:50) Letting Her Light Shine Through Art – Corissa Nelson, member of Our Savior in Grafton, WI, talks with Martin and Sallie about her design business and the ways she uses her gifts to God’s glory in her church, the synod and beyond.
(40:57) WELSTech Camp will run from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM and plans are for 4 one-hour discussion time slots plus lunch, snacks and giveaways. Join the conversation on September 14 at Martin Luther College!
(45:02) Episode 283 – Connecting with an audience is important to any public speaker and the topic of next week’s podcast discussion as we continue reviewing Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. (Release date – 04/09/13)
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.
Mike Marquardt from Peace in Hartford, WI wrote in concerned about teachers following COPPA guidelines in a 1:1 computing environment. DropItTo.Me for easy file uploads to a teacher’s DropBox might help.
Bible Apps – Celebrating the anniversary of three years of weekly WELSTech podcasting, Martin and Sallie kick off year four with a review of Bible apps for Android and Apple smart phones and handhelds.
(30:19) Wayne Kittell from Immanuel in Kewaunee, WI responded to our call for free or affordable live video streaming sites. Wayne recommends Cincopa.
Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI phoned in Christmas greetings and a sign up request for Martin’s next “Mind Like Water” productivity seminar. Join the class July 27 – July 1 during Summer Quarter at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
We’d love to get a voice mail from you as well! 405-FOR-WELS (405-367-9357)
Maren McPeak from St. Mark’s in Citrus Heights, CA shared a link to ArtSkills.com where you can create a poster digitally
Coming up on WELSTech:
(36:02) Episode 166 - We look at “Instructional Strategies for Teaching and Learning With Technology” - Chapter 5 of Leading 21st Century Schools . (Release date 01/09/11)
The featured artist:
(36:45) We close the podcast with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) - Such Joy from their “We Walk By Faith” CD
This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie tackle texting and twittering as they discuss mobile technology and applications for future ministry. They also interview Pastor Hans Caauwe on his use of Apple’s new iPhone 3G.
Mobile Technology - “Texting and twittering and smart phones, oh my!” Martin and Sallie discuss the technology behind in-your-pocket, cell phone-based communication and how it will potentially affect our future ministry efforts.
iPhone in Ministry (17:40) - Pastor Johann Caauwe from Trinity in El Paso, TX joins Martin and Sallie to share his experience of using the new iPhone 3G in his ministry - a great example of technology as a servant in ministry.