217 – Better Browsing
This week the WELSTech Podcast includes a special anniversary celebration, and the discussion topic is optimized web browsing.
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- Kicking off year 5 – Martin and Sallie look back at the WELSTech beginning in January 2008 and look forward to a new series – “7 Best” – for 2012.
- What has your browser done for you lately? – Martin and Sallie share their personal browser settings and tips so you can start your new year with a supercharged browser.
(32:24) Pastor Guy Marquardt from Christ in Lodi, CA reviews the PastoralCare app for iPad
- iTunes links – PastoralCare | PrayNow
Picks of the week:
- (33:56) iRig Mic
- Google Apps – Read about Google Apps New Look in the Google Apps Learning Center
- (42:22) Logos web developer, Mike Hanson, reminded us that The People’s Bible from Northwestern Publishing House is available for the Logos software.
- Pastor Steve Daley from Petra in Sauk Rapids, MN appreciated our recent podcast on Schoology. He’s using Schoology to connect in one place with his public and LES Catechism students.
- Teacher Ryan Rosenthal from Faith in Fond du Lac, WI is shared a link on the WELSTech Listserve to an article which explores the possibility that the concept of “Digital Natives” is a myth.
- Links shared in the WELSTech Diigo group this week include …
- Insync – Keeps your Google Docs synchronized
- TES iboard – Early childhood & elementary activities
- Science NetLinks lessons
- Integrate Moodle and Google
- Moodle Tutorials – Educating Educators
- The news in Lego 2011
- Siemens Science Day by Discovery Education
- Top 100 Sites of 2011 (EdTech) from Tech & Learning magazine
- Internet Toolbox for Churches podcast
- Doodle – for easy scheduling
- Dropbox Automator
Coming up on WELSTech:
(51:06) Episode 218 – The WELSTech book discussion continues with a look at Chapter 4 of The Church of Facebook. (Release date – 01/11/12)
The featured artist:
(51:35) We close the podcast with the music of Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com and mikewestendorf on Twitter) – The Child Remains from his CD titled “Undefined”
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