056 – Get SMART

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie are joined by Gail Potratz for a discussion on SMARTBoards in the classroom.  Gail interviews Linda Kasten, a SMARTBoard-enabled teacher.

The discussion and interview:

  • Linda KastenSMARTBoards in the Classroom – As more schools integrate interactive whiteboards into their classrooms, Martin, Sallie and our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz, discuss resources for making the most of your SMARTBoard.  Gail interviews Linda Kasten (8:35), a first grade teacher from St. Paul’s in Muskego, WI and 6-year veteran SMARTBoard user about the impact SMARTBoards have had on her students.

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (32:50)
  • Of interest (41:00)
    • Seminary Mission and Ministry 2009
      • This years theme:  “Go and Make Disciples: At Home, Abroad, For Life”
      • February 3-5
      • Details and registration information at www.wls.wels.net
  • Community feedback (41:48)
    • New wiki member “dessmith” tried out the WELSTech Wiki Sandbox.  You can too!
    • Alyssa Dunning from WELS Web Services recommended www.usend.io for sharing large files easily.
    • Julie Duran, WELS Webmaster, sent us a link to a page of web technology resources for churches from Squidoo.
    • John Shoosmith of Redeemer in Yakima, WA shared a link to a new closed-captioned sermon from Cross and Crown in Georgetown, TX.
  • Coming up on WELSTech (45:55)
    • Episode 057 – The discussion of Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody continues with Chapter 3, “Everyone is a Media Outlet”

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of In His Service featuring WELS musicians Dr. Patricia Backhaus and Valerie Floeter (www.adagioconcepts.com) – I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say from their CD titled In His Time (48:03)

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