304 – eBook Ch 10: Church Websites

This week on WELSTech we share ideas for structuring the menu of your church web site, incorporating the web site content we’ve shared throughout our summer eBook series. There’s also discussion of the rapidly approaching WELSTech Camp plus Sallie is broadcasting from a new location.

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The discussion:

Church Site Menus – Martin and Sallie are nearing the end of the summer eBook, Church & School Website Content, so the discussion focus shifts to tying together the individual content pieces we’ve explored previously into a neat and tidy web site structure. Listen for ideas for starting a brand new web site as well as ideas to take a basic site to the next level.

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Of interest:

(26:02) 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)!!

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(36:50) Episode 305 – Tune in next week for ideas on structuring the menu system of your school and classroom web sites in chapter 11 of our summer Church and School Website Content eBook series. (Release date – 09/03/13)

The featured artist:

(37:58) We close with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com or stephenbautista on Twitter) – You Never Did

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303 – eBook Ch 9: Documents

Tune in to WELSTech this week for a discussion of the many types of documents you should consider housing on your church or school web site. And we know you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat to to find out how Martin fared in the Hong Kong typhoon.

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Documents – Martin and Sallie take a look at the many important documents that can be shared on a church or school web site in this week’s chapter of our summer eBook, Church & School Website Content. The discussion covers considerations for document formats and organization as well.

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Of interest:

(23:10) WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Besides the great discussions, we’re planning a fun SCVNGR hunt and a Chapel of the Christ tour. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar ($800 value) and 16GB iPad ($500 value)!!

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:08) Episode 304 – Next week we shift gears with chapter 10 of our summer Church and School Website Content eBook series as we take a broader look at all of the components to include in a basic church web site. (Release date – 08/27/13)

The featured artist:

(27:55) This week we close with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – You Are the God

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302 – eBook Ch 8: RSS Feeds

On WELSTech this week we continue our summer eBook series with a discussion of adding great content from other sites to your church and school web site. Martin is on the other side of the world, broadcasting from Hong Kong yet again, but the magic of technology makes him seem right next door.

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Really Simple Syndication – This week’s eBook chapter of Church & School Website Content spotlights the wealth of great content that can be easily and dynamically displayed on church and school sites using RSS technology. Spanning the globe and the calendar, Martin – from Hong Kong where he is anticipating a typhoon – and Sallie share links to lots of great sites with RSS feeds.

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Of interest:

(18:50) 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:

(27:15) Episode 303 – Newsletters and bulletins and supply list, oh my! Next week on WELSTech we look at the documents that should be available on your church and school website as we continue the summer Church and School Website Content eBook series. (Release date – 08/20/13)

The featured artist:

(27:55) This week we close WELSTech with the music of Cross To Glory (www.facebook.com/crosstoglory) – Rescued

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301 – eBook Ch 7: Forms

This week on WELSTech we discuss ideas for gathering data with forms on your church or school web site, and our listeners come through with a wealth of feedback on everything from iPad protection to Chromebook deployment in schools. Plus Martin has a new gadget to unbox!

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2-way conversation – Gather information from your web site visitors using the innovative ideas in this week’s installment of our WELSTech summer series,  Church & School Website Content. Martin and Sallie share ideas for forms and a strategy for designing and implementing them.

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Of interest:

(20:55) 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:

(33:40) Episode 302 – Coming soon to a summer series eBook near you, Martin and Sallie share ideas for enhancing your church or school web site with great content from across the web via RSS technology. (Release date – 08/13/13)

The featured artist:

(34:40) This week we close WELSTech with the music of Kevin Loersch – Blest Be The Tie That Binds

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