129 – Road Trips, Dipity and Flip Flops

This week’s WELSTech Podcast focus is summer learning opportunities and teacher Gail Potratz joins the conversation.

The discussion:

EducationMake your summer plans – Summer is the perfect season to schedule a conference or class.  Teacher Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI joins Martin and Sallie as they discuss many interesting enrichment opportunities that are available in the summer of 2010.

  • Milwaukee Digital Media Conference
  • FinalWeb Training in Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN
  • Synod Higher Ed summer offerings
    • Martin Luther College
    • Wisconsin Lutheran College
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
  • ISTE Conference 2010
  • On the flip side, consider offering tech training for outreach
    • Sample Kids Camp
    • Sample Adult Ed

News in tech:

(19:52) Ning is no longer free

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(34:12) WELSTech is going on a virtual summer Road Trip, and we want to visit your church or school to learn about the tech-in-ministry solutions you are using to further your gospel ministry! Contact Us to schedule your stop on our travel itinerary.

Community feedback:

  • (36:42) From tweeting teacher Jason Schmidt (jasonschmidt123 on Twitter) of Gethsemane in Omaha, NE we learned about
    • Harmony – Easily share Google Docs and SharePoint in Outlook
    • CRCT – Curriculum Resources for Christian Teachers Wiki
  • Teacher Ryan Rosenthal from Faith in Fond du Lac share a link to his 7th grade VoiceThread “Tall Tales” projects
  • Following up on Martin’s pick last week Gail shared info on Air Mouse for iPod (Free | Pro) and for iPad

Coming up on WELSTech:

(48:30) Episode 130 – Chapters 6 and 7 of Shane Hipps book, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture, will be up for discussion. (Release date 05/05/10)

The featured artist:

(49:27) We close the podcast with the instrumental music of In His Service (www.adagioconcepts.com) – O Lord, Send Forth Your Spirit from their CD titled “In His Time”

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