343 – Sunny Day for Google Play

This week on WELSTech we welcome sunshine in the form of semi-regular classroom technology correspondent Jason Schmidt who shares his knowledge of Google Play for Education and Google tablet management. We also hit the jackpot in terms of listener reviews and share several solutions to assist with learning a new language.

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The interview and discussion:

Jason "Sunshine" SchmidtManaging Google Tablets – Martin and Sallie are joined by WELSTech edtech guest host, Jason Schmidt (a.k.a. Mr. Sunshine), Technology Coordinator for Bennington ISD. Jason gives us a behind the scenes tour of the Google Play for Education store and answers questions from viewers about managing Google tablets through the Google Apps for Education administration panel.

Listener reviews:

  • Staying Fit With Tech by Tim Gielbelhaus
  • Evernote for Ministry by Pastor Emile Burgess
  • Lubuntu by Jimmy Pautz
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will be entered to win a Nexus 7. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 344 – WELSTech goes on the road to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI as Martin and Sallie bring you live coverage of the Tech & Teach event. (Broadcast date – 06/03/14)

Featured video:

From the WELS Musicians Playlist, here is WELS artist Michael Schroeder singing Paradise

 

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342 – Healthy Tech

It’s time to get fit, and on WELSTech this week we explore important fitness measures and tech trackers to support your fitness goals. Martin has an important lesson share that drove him to use paper and pencil, of all things, and Sallie is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s cube.

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The interview and discussion:

gawrisch.145x125jpgMake a change – What better time than right now to adopt a fitness-for-life mentality. Martin Luther College Professor of Physical Education Dan Gawrisch talks with Martin and Sallie about five fitness measures, the 10,000 steps per day activity goal and calculating your target heart rate. And there are shiny tech gadgets to motivate and track your fitness journey to share as well.

Ministry resources:

  • BibleStudyTools.com
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will be entered to win an Apple TV. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 343 – Jason Schmidt, a.k.a. Mr. Sunshine, guest hosts on the last education focused show of this school year as we explore the Google Play for Education store and Nexus 7 tablets. (Broadcast date – 05/27/14)

Featured video:

Enjoy WELS artist Jason Jaspersen’s sand animation to accompany A Son Emmanuel by Koine from WELSTech ‘s new WELS Artists playlist

 

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341 – DIY Cable Management

This week on WELSTech we’re celebrating a birthday Google-style and repeating our DIY (do-it-yourself) focus. There’s an overview of new church financial online solutions plus lots of great community feedback. We also kick off a new featured video segment of the show.

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The discussion:

Dealing with cables – Martin and Sallie share do-it-yourself solutions for dealing with electronic cables to keep workspaces neat and possibly stylish.

The interview:

Peter FrankManaging your church finances – Peter Frank, Manager of Concordia Technology Solutions, shares updates on their latest web-based software solutions for church financial accounting and online giving.

Ministry resources:

  • Light Stock
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will be entered to win an Apple TV. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 342 – Get in shape to live for Jesus with techie fitness tracking tools. Martin and Sallie talk with MLC Professor for Physical Education Dan Gawrisch about fitness tips and tricks. (Broadcast date – 05/20/14)

Featured video:

Enjoy Koine’s Lord Jesus, You Have Come in Love video and check out WELSTech ‘s new WELS Musicians playlist

 

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340 – Browser Wars

This week on WELSTech Martin is back, it’s Teacher Appreciation Day and there’s a war brewing. Martin and Sallie share their “go-to” browser selections as well as a long list of events you’ll want to be a part of, a ministry resource for delivering a church invitation to new people in your community and a recent Google Apps for Education announcement.

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The discussion:

BrowsersThe best browser for you – Martin and Sallie square off on their favorite web browsers. Browser speed, design, apps and extensions determine the best fit!

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 341 – The DIY (do-it-yourself) topic du jour is solutions for electric cables. Plus Peter Frank from Concordia Technology Solutions shares details on their new eGiving tool. (Broadcast date – 05/13/14)

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