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261 – 7 Best Conferencing Tools

This week on WELSTech we countdown the 7 Best Video and Webconferencing Tools, useful for sharing the Good News from a distance. There’s also discussion of news in the tech world, a live streaming event and many great ideas from the WELSTech community.

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The discussion:

We’re counting down again – This month’s 7 Best list focuses on video and webconferencing tools. These tools are great for anything which needs to get done at a distance – Bible class, meetings, tech support, etc. Martin and Sallie share a list of freebies that can take care of your needs.

  1. TinyChat
  1. Mikogo
  1. Vyew
  1. Oovoo
  1. Join.me
  1. Google Hangouts
  1. Skype - Skype and Messenger Coming Together

Coming up in December … 7 Best Mobile Computing TipsShare your favorite hardware, apps and tips for a productive mobile experience.

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(33:25)  Live streaming of the WELS 2012 East Regional Choralfest

  • Pops Concert – Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Central
  • Sacred Concert – Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. Central

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(47:19) Episode 262 – We continue the current WELSTech book discussion of Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds, this time looking at Chapter 3, Planning Analog. (Release date – 11/13/12)

The featured artist:

(48:27) We close the podcast with the music of Corban Creek – Epitaph

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250 – Summer Software Showcase: Google Hangouts

What a way to celebrate the 250th WELSTech episode … by launching a brand new video option! Listeners can now watch the live video stream of WELSTech in real time or tune in later to view the recorded video or listen to the traditional audio recording of the show. Besides the video excitement, we also continue our Summer Software Showcase series, focusing on Google Hangouts.

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The discussion:

Hanging out on video – Martin and Sallie put their recommendation into practice this week, using the Summer Software Showcase feature, Google Hangouts, to launch the first-ever WELSTech videocast.  Listen and watch as they discuss the pros and cons of  this multi-person video chat/streaming tool.

Ministry Uses

  1. Meetings
  2. Bible study or any small class
  3. Connect classrooms
  4. Tech support
  5. Stream events from church of school

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(30:50) Send us your favorite Password Management Tips and Tools for inclusion in our September 7 Best list

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(39:47) Episode 251 – Next week we wrap up our Summer Software Showcase series with an edtech discussion of KidBlog. (Release date – 08/28/12)

The featured artist:

(42:35)  We close with the music of L. A. Miller - Flyin’ Free 

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Episode 019 – May 14 2008

This week the discussion topic and interview center around the fairly recent availability and use of video conferencing tools to further ministry efforts.

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The discussion:

The interview:

  • Dan NommensenDistance Video Counseling (18:00)- Martin and Sallie are joined by Dan Nommensen, Program Operations Director for Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Services (WLCFS), to discuss their use of video assisted counseling, a part of the Member Assistance Program.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of WendySue Fluegge (www.wendysue.com) – Teach Me from her CD titled The Instrument (47:25)

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Episode 013 – Apr 2 2008

This week Martin and Sallie discuss tools for producing Flash video for the web and interview Missionary Rob Siirila about the use of video conferencing for distance learning. There’s also an exciting announcement about a new WELSTech listener contest.

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The discussion:

The interview:

  • Missionary SiirilaVideo conferencing – Martin and Sallie had the opportunity to virtually circumvent the globe and talk with Missionary Rob Siirila about the exciting distance learning work being done via Internet video conferencing at Asia Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • In His Service, a trumpet and piano duet of WELS performers Dr. Patricia Backhaus and Valerie Floeter, perform Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow from their fourth CD In Our Hearts – www.adagioconcepts.com

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