295 – I Came, I Saw, I Googled

On this week’s WELSTech Podcast we wrap up our coverage of the recent Google Education Summit, sharing more discussion with conference attendees as well as some tips from the “rock star” presenters who graced the stage.

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The discussion:

More Gooogling Out – Part 2 of Martin and Sallie’s coverage of Google Education Summit, recorded at Discovery World in Milwaukee, includes interviews with attendees and shout outs from conference presenters with some of their favorite tips. Also check out photos from the Summit posted in the WELSTech Flickr group pool.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(24:48) Episode 296 – We are back in the “Church and School Website Content” summer series swing next week. Join Martin and Sallie for a discussion of the next chapter in our developing eBook on the About & What to Expect sections of your site. (Release date – 07/02/13)

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294 – Google Summit: Special Edition

On this special episode of WELSTech, Martin and Sallie get the inside scoop on what’s happening at this week’s Google Education Summit as they talk with educators in attendance about the innovations that Google Apps for Education is bringing to the classroom.

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The discussion:

Gooogling Out – Martin and Sallie are in the same place and even sharing the same webcam this week as we bring you a special episode – on site at Discovery World, Milwaukee for the Google Education Summit field trip. The excitement is palatable among the 90 educators in attendance and we try to capture some of that to share with you. On today’s show you’ll hear from …

Coming up on WELSTech:

(17:27) Episode 295 – Don’t miss the 2nd half of our special coverage, WELSTech “Live from Google Summit”. We chat with more conference attendees and hear from some of the presenters as well. (Release date – 06/25/13)

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293 – eBook Ch 2: God’s Word

Today on the WELSTech Podcast Martin and Sallie share ideas for incorporating the greatest content of all, God’s Word, into your website in chapter 2 of their summer eBook series. Martin talks “travel time” on his keyboard, of all places, and Pinterest is the grand finale.

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God’s Word – The WELSTech 2013 Summer series – Church & School Website Content – continues as Martin and Sallie explore many great ways to incorporate God’s Word into your web site. If “Content is King” on websites, then God’s Word is truly the “King of Content” which can be featured there. This chapter of the eBook features a multitude of ideas to do just that – incorporating ready-to-use content from a variety of sources as well as re-purposing and creating your own Bible study materials.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:03) Episode 294 – WELSTech is twice as nice this week as Martin and Sallie bring you an extra podcast. Tune in Thursday for “Live from Google Summit”. (Release date – 06/20/13)

The featured artist:

(36:13) We share the music of Michael Armstrong (pinemountainmusic.com) – The Days Of Old

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292 – eBook Ch 1: The Home Page

Today on WELSTech Martin and Sallie begin their lite summer schedule focusing on website content. Even though the show is abbreviated, they’ll still share picks of the week and some helpful community feedback.

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Home Sweet Home – Summer has officially arrived on the WELSTech Podcast as we kick off our 2013 Summer series – Church & School Website Content. Knowing that “Content is King” when it comes to websites, Martin and Sallie are dedicating the summer to sharing ideas for content to put on your site. Today we start at the very beginning with a look at your Home Page. We invite listener additions to the content we’ve come up with as critical for inclusion on your home page.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(28:55) Episode 293 – Next week we tackle installment 2 of our summer series, Church and School Website Content: God’s Word. (Release date – 06/18/13)

The featured artist:

(29:37) We close the podcast with the music of pianist Kirk Meyer (www.kirkmeyer.com) – The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

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291 – What The Internet Is Doing To Your Brain

Today on WELSTech we tackle a potentially scary topic – your brain on the Internet! David Tess joins us to calm our fears and talk about the new wiring that is going on in today’s brains. We also have a listener book review, some vacation tech ideas, a WELS.net feature and feedback from the awesome WELSTech community!

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The interview and discussion:

(3:21) How You Think – Professor David Tess from Wisconsin Lutheran College talks with Martin and Sallie about his upcoming presentation for the Wisconsin Lutheran Teachers’ Conference on the effect of the Internet on brain development. Different connections are made in the brain today because of the massive amounts of information that is being processed. And with all of the information coming into the brain, it is extremely hard to have deep thought processes on most of it.

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WELS.net feature:

(41:20) Find a church or school using the WELS Locator online or in the WELS Mobile app. It’s a good idea to verify your own church or school listing and e-mail updates or photos to webproduction@wels.net.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(51:27) Episode 292 – Summer is officially ON for WELSTech next week as we kick off our summer “Church and School Website Content” series. Listen all summer as Martin and Sallie collaborate on an e-book on the topic. First up … The Home Page. (Release date – 06/11/13)

The featured artist:

(53:12) We close the podcast with the music of Cross To Glory (www.facebook.com/crosstoglory) – One Name

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