Episode 017 – Apr 30 2008

This week Martin and Sallie are joined by guest host Gail Potratz, a WELS teacher from New London, WI. We’ll explore classroom podcasting ideas which allow students to share their faith with a global audience. We also wrap up our interview with Gonzalo Delgadillo on the exciting Internet outreach in which he is involved.

The discussion:

  • Gail PotratzClassroom Podcasting – Gail Potratz, Technology Coordinator for Emanuel Lutheran Growth and Learning Center in New London, WI, joins the WELSTech conversation to discuss a fun podcasting project the students at Emanuel are producing – Devotions for Kids, by Kids. We are excited to announce that Gail will be joining us each month as a guest host on the WELSTech Podcast to share her ideas about technology as it applies particularly to the classroom ministry.
    • Monthly Emanuel Kids Devotion
    • Garage Band
    • Audacity
    • WebTools4U2Use > Audio & Podcasting
    • Apple > Podcasting in Education Video Series

The interview:

  • Internet Outreach – In the second part of our interview with Gonzalo Delgadillo, Director of Spanish Publications for WELS Multi-Language Publications, we hear some exciting stories of real people being reached with God’s saving Word via the Internet. Gonzalo discusses the technology behind the online Bible classes and worship he is conducting.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the piano music of Dawn Gelhlar – Beautiful Savior with Canon in D from her Inspirations CD

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Episode 016 – Apr 23 2008

Joining Martin and Sallie on the show this week is Jeremy Bakken from the Youth Discipleship office.  The show focus is Internet evangelism, with lots of resources and ideas to assist the electronic outreach efforts of your congregation or school.

The discussion:

  • Internet Evangelism Day – April 27th has been designated Internet Evangelism Day.  Today we explore Internet evangelism tips, including several WELS resources that can assist you in sharing the gospel message via the Internet.

The interview:

  • Gonzalo DelgadilloInternet Outreach – Martin and Sallie are joined by Gonzalo Delgadillo, Director of Spanish Publications for WELS Multi-Language Publications, to learn about the exciting multi-continent Internet-based outreach opportunities that Gonzalo is spearheading.

The tidbits:

  • This week’s picks
  • WELS.net feature
    • KidsConnection.tv
  • Of interest
    • Japan 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration – Live on streams.wels.net
      • April 29, 2008
      • 9:00 p.m. Central
    • WELSTech ContestWELSTech Listener Contest
  • Community feedback

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Revelation music ministry (www.revelationwlc.com) – Roll the Stone Away from their We Walk By Faith CD

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Episode 015 – Apr 16 2008

This week Martin and Sallie share information on free Linux-based operating systems and software solutions which may be used in school computer labs.

The interview:

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com) – John 3:16 from his CD titled A Witness

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Episode 014 – Apr 9 2008

This week Martin and Sallie explore all avenues of search including specialized Internet searches, search engine optimization, and turning your Internet searches into dollars for your church or school.

The discussion:

  • Search – We’ve dedicated this show to all things search. Listen as Martin and Sallie share tips on taking your search capabilities to the next level. We cover everything from searches for kids to searching for images, from search engine optimization tips to setting up automatic search notifications. Martin even throws in some lagniappe about one of his favorite authors along the way.

The interview:

  • GoodSearch.comGoodSearch – JJ Ramberg, co-founder of GoodSearch.com, joins Martin and Sallie to share information on the history of GoodSearch and how the service can benefit your charitable organization.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Cling from his Run Boy Run CD

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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.

The discussion:

  • Flash video – The emerging leader for Internet video delivery is Flash. Martin and Sallie share resources to get listeners started producing Flash video for their congregation’s web site.

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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