365 – STEM on a Shoestring

This week on WELSTech we’re happy to welcome back Martin to the podcast host chair and also welcome Jason Schmidt to our edtech focused discussion. Learn how to introduce STEM in your school, even without a high dollar investment and keep listening for the latest tech invite-only buzz.

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rubiks cube 145x125Kids LOVE it! – The WELSTech virtual studio is bursting at the seams this week as we welcome back Martin and are also joined by Jason Schmidt, Technology Coordinator for Bennington ISD. The discussion topic is STEM, a popular acronym in education for the integrated study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with emphasis on creative problem solving. Often considered an expensive pond to dive into, there are many resources available to get started with a limited budget and students can’t get enough

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 366 – Tune in next for a discussion of pastor tech tools and the giveaway of HymnSoft Player 3.0. Carl Nolte from Northwestern Publishing House joins the conversation.  (Broadcast date – 11/04/14)

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This week we’ve added three STEM focused videos to the WELSTech Instruction YouTube channel –

STEM Education Overview

 

STEM Integration in K-12 Education

 

STEM Education – Developing 21st century problem solvers

 

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364 – Create a Google Site

This week on WELSTech you can learn the basics for creating your own free Google site for church, school or personal use. Martin may not be back in the co-host chair just yet, but he lends his comments throughout the show. And Sallie announces a new online training opportunity for FinalWeb users.

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Google SitesEveryone can build a Google Site – A free web site builder – sites.google.com – comes along for the ride with your individual and Google Apps accounts. Sallie shares the steps for creating Google Sites for church, school or personal use as well as resources for setting up student ePortfolios.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 365 – The virtual WELSTech studio will be full to capacity next week with Martin’s return to the co-host chair and Jason Schmidt’s guest hosting appearance as we talk STEM on a shoestring.  (Broadcast date – 10/28/14)

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New this week on the WELSTech Instruction YouTube channel is Adorama’s The Where To Start Chart video overview and super cool interactive chart

 

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363 – GTD Gospel Style

This week on WELSTech our current book discussion, Matt Perman’s What’s Best Next, is back in the spotlight as we look at gospel motivation for getting things done (GTD). Devotions for women by women are featured in today’s WELS Insider segment.

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Pastor Rob GuentherEmpty Chair – Sallie’s at the helm of this week’s podcast as Martin recovers from surgery this week. Listeners are invited to send Martin their best wishes for a smooth recovery over on the WELSTech Wiki.

Meanwhile WELSTech goodness carries on as Pastor Rob Guenther from Grace in Kenai, AK spans three time zones to join the conversation. He and Sallie discuss part one of What’s Best Next by Matt Perman

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Episode 364 – Join Sallie as we take a hands on look at making your own Google Site.  (Broadcast date – 10/21/14)

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Check out this week’s entries on the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  –

Luther’s Morning Prayer

Luther’s Evening Prayer

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362 – Pastor Tech Part 1

This week on WELSTech the results of the Pastor’s Tech survey are revealed. What new tools will you find intriguing? Sallie shared resources from her upcoming “Going Google” Teachers’ Conference presentations and Martin shares the power of the weekly review.

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pastorsTechSurvey145x125The survey says – Martin and Sallie share the first of the results from the recent Pastor’s Tech survey including favorites from the Bible Study, Productivity/Planning, Member and Prospect Management and Presentation resources categories.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 363 – Making God supreme in your productivity is the topic of part 1 of What’s Best Next by Matt Perman. Read along and tune in next week for the discussion.  (Broadcast date – 10/14/14)

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This week’s featured video is part of the WELSTech Music YouTube playlist, Praise You (Obi’s Song).

 

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