Episode 038 – Sep 24 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie are joined by Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, and we discuss digital devices in the classroom and kick off a new WELSTech contest.

The discussion:

  • Digital devices in the classroom – Are computer labs necessary in today’s schools?  Martin, Sallie and Gail share ideas for integrating digital devices into the classroom learning process.
    • Interactive whiteboards
    • Computers
    • WELSTech ContestPhone in your comments (414-375-2334) to this questionWhat digital devices do you use in your classroom or Bible class?
      • All comments received by October 7, 2008 will be entered in a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the WELSTech Podcast store – www.cafepress.com/welstech

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (30:25)
  • WELS.net feature (40:37)
    • Sunday School Teacher Training – www.wels.net/jump/wnusstraining
  • Community feedback (42:08)
    • Cindy Krueger, member of Shepherd of the Hills in Lansing, MI, shared a link to Michigan Library Consortium’s (the other MLC) list of open source software recommendations
    • Anna, a student at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, asked about uses of technology in church – a religion class assignment

The featured artist:

  • We close with the music WELS artist Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Prelude to Praise from his CD titled Run Boy Run (45:27)

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