116 – Photography In The Classroom

This week on WELSTech the “focus” is photography, and we are happy to welcome back Gail Potratz, our semi-regular class room technology correspondent.

Christmas 2010 Scavenger Hunt:

Clue #4

Clue 4

Remember, you can use your smartphone or an online decoder to decipher the message. Additional contest details available here. Have fun!

The interview:

Pete and Cari Schlossers(3:50) Say “Cheese” – Pete and Cari Schlosser, father and daughter members of St. Paul’s in Menomonie, WI, talk with us about photography in the classroom and share ideas from their upcoming book on the subject.

Ministry resources:

(35:10) Greek, Latin and Hebrew Bible audio recordings – shared by Pastor Guy Marquardt from Christ in Lodi, CA

News in tech:

(36:50) Add any page to Google Reader

  • Listen to WELSTech BWTG Episode 079 to learn more about Google Reader

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(51:05) Registration continues for upcoming FinalWeb for Dummies web site training classes. Martin and Sallie are presenting three days of face to face training focusing on developing, designing and maintaining your website with excellence.

  • Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN – March 9-11, 2010
  • Saginaw, MI – April 6-8, 2010
  • Attend any combination of days – one, two or three day registrations welcome
  • $49 per day or $129 for all three days
  • Details and registration at bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

  • (52:22) Gail shared a link to resources from the GeekyBird blog to enhance usage of Discovery Education Streaming (formerly United Streaming)
  • John Shoosmith, a grits eater :-) from Washington, asked about embedding chat with live video streaming and Martin recommended Mibbit.com
  • Pastor Nate Seelow let us check out his religion class resources wiki for Great Plains Lutheran High School
  • Martin shared links to blog posts about virtual church and illegal wireless microphones
  • Ryan Rosenthal from Faith on Fond du Lac shared his wikispaces.com student account creation success and Jason Schmidt from Gethsemane in Omaha, NE responded with links to more wiki tips and tricks from Getting Tricky With Wikis and Cool Tools For Schools
  • Jason also shared links to 10 Reasons to use Diigo and Video Conferencing Guides
  • Sallie shared links to a Google Analytics Cheat Sheet and Freezeray.com, a site full of middle school and high school science flash animations for use on an interactive white board
  • Lastly we had a Discussion Board question from Bill Radinitz at Redeemer in Maple Grove, MN.  Sallie shared a link to MinuteBoard.com and asked the WELSTech Community to chime in with their recommendations.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:12:13) Episode 117 – We visit with Pastor Don Patterson and Bill Eslinger about their radio and podcast ministry, A Reason for Hope. (Release date 02/03/10)

The featured artist:

(1:12:39) We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder, www.michaelschroeder.comThe Answer from his CD titled “The Way”

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