Episode 044 – Nov 5 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie are joined by Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, and we hear about Gail’s recent adventure in podcasting at the Wisconsin Lutheran State Teachers’ Conference.

The discussion:

  • Gail PotratzPodcasting teachers – Gail Potratz, Technology Coordinator for Emanuel in New London, WI, joins Martin and Sallie to share her experience leading a breakout session on podcasting at the Wisconsin Lutheran State Teachers’ Conference last week.  The session goals were to learn about the uses of Audacity, free, open-source audio editing software, as well as share ideas for using technology in the classroom.  We hear ideas from many of the participants as they make their podcasting debut!

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (30:01)
  • WELS.net feature (42:51)
  • Community feedback (43:47)
    • Following up on last week’s comment from Kevin Smith at Christ in Zumbrota, MN, we heard from Jenifer with ProCare Software who offered to help out with a future podcast episode
    • Perry Lund, an elder and Sunday school teacher from Grace in Oskaloosa, IA, shared info on how he uses his iPhone for ministry
    • Join the conversation on the WELSTech listserve
  • Coming up on WELSTech (46:50)
    • Episode 045 – We celebrate National Distance Learning Week and talk with WELS Internet entrepreneur John Simonson about marketing tips for congregational web sites
    • In December – We’ll be discussing Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS artist, Kevin Loersch – Abide With Me from his CD titled Abide with Me (48:55)

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