238 – Class Time
This week the WELSTech Podcast may inspire you to learn something new this summer.
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Summer Plans – Jason Schmidt (jasonschmidt123 on Twitter), Technology Coordinator for Omaha, NE-area Bennington Public Schools and one of WELSTech’s semi-regular classroom technology correspondents, chats with Martin and Sallie about professional development opportunities for educators this summer including the online courses each are prepping to teach for Martin Luther College.
- Martin Luther College’s Summer 2012 Courses
- Lutheran School’s Leadership Conference
- Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Google Summit – Featured on WELSTech Episode 220
- FinalWeb for Teachers and for Dummies
- ISTE Conference
- ISTE Online Coursework
Picks of the week:
- (23:47) Intel Classmate PC-Convertible
- PTO Today
- Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation
(36:25) Lakeside Lutheran High School’s Videography students recently created a lipdub video which involved the entire student body, faculty and support staff, covered the entire campus and was filmed in one (amazing!!) take. Teacher Todd Hackbarth shared details of the planning and effort that went into the video, the reaction they’ve received and other video projects they worked on. Check out the video for yourself below.
Coming up on WELSTech:
(41:18) Episode 239 – Martin and Sallie countdown the 7 Best Bookmarking Tools. (Release date – 06/06/12)
The featured artist:
(42:50) We close the podcast with the music of The Branches Band (www.branchesband.com|Facebook) – Go Tell It On The Mountain from their “A Branch Is Growing” CD
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For bookmarking I don’t use any real service, I create a microblog style website on using the P2 theme for WordPress and host it on a sub-domain. I tried Evernote, but it was too complex. What I have now is basic, searchable, and tag-able. Plus I have complete control over the hosting, the privacy (I can hide or make it public), and the content. It works for me.
Check it out here: http://manage.jamespautz.com/links/
I believe the P2 theme is available on WordPress.com as well as the self-hosted WordPress.org, so anyone can sign up for a free blog with WordPress and make one.