Episode 036 – Sep 10 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie focus on methods for organizing paper and digital content so that it can easily be retrieved when needed.  They also interview one of the founders of the popular video podcast, GeekBrief.tv.

The discussion:

  • Getting Organized – Besides the mounds of paper everyone is required to deal with on a daily basis, pastors and teachers are also known to generate a lot of written, audio and video resources.  Keeping track of all this “stuff” and, most importantly, being able to retrieve it when needed, are the subjects of Martin and Sallie’s discussion today.
    • Dealing with paper
      • General filing tips
      • Setting up “43 Folders”
      • Digitize with the Fujitsu ScanSnap
    • Desktop search
    • Multiple desktops
      • www.360desktop.com
      • Mac Spaces
    • Tagging

The interview:

  • Neal CampbellLifting the curtain on video podcasting (23:39) – Neal Campbell, the self-described “eccentric dork” behind the camera at the nationally known video podcast, GeekBrief.tv, joins Martin and Sallie to share some of the secrets behind their “Shiny, Happy Tech News” and how churches might get started podcasting or videocasting.

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (41:43)
    • Capture and share images and screen videos – www.jingproject.com
      • View the WELSTech site tour created with Jing
    • Sync notes across computers and mobile phones – www.evernote.com
  • WELS.net feature (48:10)
    • Visit WELS Kingdom Workers Mission Information Center to request mission related materials for display in your church or school – www.wels.net/jump/wkw-mic
  • Community feedback (50:19)
    • We have 8 new members of the WELSTech wiki, and we are still asking listeners to share their church media experience – welstech.wetpaint.com
    • John Shoosmith from Redeemer in Yakima, WA is looking for free audio sound bites to mix into a new podcast he is developing – Check out www.soundsnap.com

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS recording artist Kevin Loersch as he sings a medley of Children of the Heavenly Father and Jesus Loves Me from his CD titled Abide With Me (54:42)

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