300 – And Many More

We’re celebrating on WELSTech this week as we broadcast our 300th episode from WELS Synod Convention. Tune in for WELSTech by the numbers, not one or two interviewees … but five, and even special party cupcakes.

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The discussion:

Celebrating tech in ministry – Martin and Sallie are side-by-side for this special episode, the 300th WELSTech filmed from the floor of WELS 62nd biennial convention and for the first time in front of a live audience. They take at look back at WELSTech by the numbers. Just how many picks of the week have been made in 5.5 years?  And they are joined by a host of interesting convention delegates who share their perspectives on tech in ministry.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:18) Episode 301 – Our “Church and School Website Content” summer series continues next week with a discussion of the many ways to use forms to enhance web sites and support the needs of the church and school data collection. (Release date – 08/06/13)

The featured artist:

(44:52) We close the podcast with the music of Koine (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) – Lord Jesus, You Have Come In Love

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299 – EBook Ch 6: Embeddables

This week on WELSTech we return to our summer series on church and school website content and share ideas for enhancing your web site easily by embedding great photo, calendar and video content from across the web. And if you are in the market for cabling, you won’t want to miss Martin’s pick this week!

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The discussion:

Photos, videos, calendars and more – You don’t have to re-invent the wheel to have great Church & School Website Content. Take advantage of many embeddable web resources to enhance your web site with multi-media content, calendars and even automatic links to Bible verses.

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Of interest:

(26:55) WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar ($800 value) and 16GB iPad ($500 value)!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(36:05) Episode 300 – Join Martin and Sallie as we celebrate WELSTech’s 300th episode, live from Synod Convention in New Ulm, MN at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Watch live at livestream.com/welslive. (Release date – 07/30/13)

The featured artist:

(37:20) We close this week’s WELSTech with the music of The Branches Band (www.branchesband.com|Facebook) – The Mountain

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298 – eBook Ch 5: Live Streaming

On this week’s WELSTech, Martin and Sallie talk about considerations and share practical tips for implementing live video streaming on your church or school website. Martin shares a way to rid spyware on PCs, and we take a look back at computer history.

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The discussion:

Go live – The WELSTech 2013 Summer series, Church & School Website Content, continues as Martin and Sallie discuss considerations and components for including live video streaming on your church or school website. The companion eBook includes links to copyright resources that are particularly important to understand before the cameras go live on your site. And if that isn’t enough, check out links to the sample websites for live video page examples.

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(19:35) WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar ($800 value) and 16GB iPad ($500 value)!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(29:35) Episode 299 – Closing in on the 300th episode, next week’s WELSTech will feature a discussion of embed-able photos, calendars and more as part of the summer WELSTech Church and School Website Content eBook. (Release date – 07/23/13)

The featured artist:

(30:15) We close this week’s WELSTech with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) – Just As I Am

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297 – eBook Ch 4: Events and Announcements

This week’s WELSTech features a discussion of sharing events and announcements on your web site plus photography picks, news on upcoming events (and an iPad giveaway) and some great listener contributions.

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Share the news – Martin and Sallie continue the WELSTech 2013 Summer series, Church & School Website Content, with some helpful tips on sharing news on you web site. More and more members and school parents are consuming small bits of news in a more immediate time frame than in the past. Listen for ideas on breaking up your print newsletter into smaller stories throughout the month and establishing a Communication Committee to coordinate and facilitate news reporting.

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Of interest:

  • (23:04) WELSTech turns 300 in just 3 weeks! Join us live at 5 p.m. Central on July 30 from the floor of Synod Convention at Martin Luther College – Live streamed via Hangouts on Air
  • WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar and 16GB iPad!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(34:04) Episode 298 – Live streaming video is the topic of next week’s chapter in the continuing summer WELSTech eBook. (Release date – 07/16/13)

The featured artist:

(34:50) We close with the music of WELS musician and staff minister Benhur Khamrang (Reverbnation) – Our Creed

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296 – eBook Ch 3: About Us and You

Today on the WELSTech Podcast Martin and Sallie talk about making your guests feel welcome when they visit your church and school websites. There’s a fun look at a multitasking breakthrough, news from ISTE and lots of community feedback as well.

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The discussion:

(3:28) Chrome multitasking – You won’t want to miss the latest and greatest from Google – google.com/chrome/multitask

(5:44) About Us & Visitor’s Guide – After two episodes of Google Summit coverage, we’re back with the WELSTech 2013 Summer series – Church & School Website Content. This week Martin and Sallie tackle the important content that makes a site visitor feel welcome and want to learn more about your church or school.

News in tech:

(15:47) Microsoft Giving Away 10,000 Surface Tablets at ISTE

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(42:59) Episode 297 – Martin and Sallie forge ahead with chapter four of our summer eBook – Events & Announcements. (Release date – 07/09/13)

The featured artist:

(43:40) We close the podcast with the music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.com | Twitter | Facebook) – Where I Belong

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