257 – Getting Creative
Our WELSTech book discussion continues this week as we get creative in chapter 2 of Presentation Zen. Martin also shares first-hand tips from the recent photography workshop he attended, and we have a mail bag overflowing with great community feedback!
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Childlike creativity – Martin and Sallie continue the discussion of Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds, this month focusing on chapter two. In it we learn that everyone can be creative if we start with a beginners mindset, unafraid of making mistakes.
- Creativity Exercises
(14:05) Golden Photography Tips – Turning the WELSTech interview microphone around, Martin shares lessons learned from his recent Door County photo workshop experience including tips on the golden hour, rule of thirds and golden spiral.
- (23:42) An alternate digital Prayer Notebook, shared by Pastor Rob Guenther from Grace in Kenai, AK, is to create a Google Calendar solely for prayer prompts and set the calendar to send e-mail reminders
- Pastor Guenther also recommends the Daily Bread prayer e-newsletter by Pastor Mark Gabb of St. Paul’s in Beverly Hills, FL
- Wysija is a slick WordPress plugin for MailChimp-like e-newsletter management from your WordPress blog
Picks of the week:
- (27:56) Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 & Best of the Breed Tools 2012
- Opteka Hot Shoe Two Axis Double Bubble Spirit Level
(34:23) Coming up in November … 7 Best Video and Webconferencing Tools. Share your favorite tools for video creation and connecting with others.
(35:55) Media Outreach in World Missions Conference
- Sponsored by the Christ in Media Institute at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
- October 12-14 – Suggested registration fee is $50
- Read what the presenters have to say about the “7 Challenges” being discussed at the conference
- (37:05) This week’s #WELSTech Twitter chatter included
- Teachers Write an Open Textbook in a Weekend Hackathon
- Live Hangouts from Google EducationOnAir
- 80 Ways To Use Google Forms In Your Classroom
- Coaster Crafter
- Ted’s Tech Thoughts – a new blog by Lakeside Lutheran High School Technology Coordinator, Ted Klug (tedklug on Twitter)
- From the WELSTech Diigo group we learned of
- Luther’s Commentary on Galatians – currently free from Logos Bible Software
- Online Microsoft Word Alternatives With Collaborative Capabilities
- SnapJoy cloud photo hosting site
- Forgotten Christmas
- World History Crash Course videos
- Edtech Myth – Students Breaking Tech
- Seventh Grade Math Practice
- ViewPure | Clea.nr | Quiettube
- Via the Pinterest WELSTech Board, listener Joshua Schwartz shared a geeky recycling photo of a floppy disk desktop
- Teacher Rachel Pierson from Trinity in Waukesha, WI shared a word of caution that using Rndr on school devices (Chromebooks, iPads, etc.) may allow the devices to bypass some network filters
Coming up on WELSTech:
(50:50) Episode 258 – Tune in for an update on the “State of Facebook” with ideas for using Facebook to enhance public and personal ministry. We’ll also talk with Josh Renner, whose gospel-outreach Facebook page, He Loved Us First, has over 84,000 “Likes.” (Release date – 10/16/12)
The featured artist:
(51:45) This week we close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – Thy Holy Wings
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