369 – Shop Smart

Thanksgiving week on WELSTech brings many reasons to pause and give thanks, plus an interview with the good fellows at ShopWELS vendor Troxell, shopping online stewardship ideas, shopping apps to making your Black Friday (and every shopping day) a breeze, gift ideas and the best Black Friday deals. We’ve got everything but the pumpkin pie!

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troxellLogo145x125White Glove Treatment – Bob Berry and Chris Hunt from ShopWELS vendor, Troxell, joined Martin and Sallie to talk about their company and product line (including Chomebooks and Google licensing) and their commitment of support as schools transition to various degrees of device assisted learning.

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Black Friday and Beyond – Martin and Sallie continue the shopping theme with a look at more of the ShopWELS.net site features as well as several ways to shop online and benefit the work of WELS. There are even some cool shopping-centric mobile apps that get a mention.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 370 – Edtech guest host, Gail Potratz, joins Martin and Sallie to share thoughts on her implementation of a badge system for digital assessment. (Broadcast date – 12/02/14)

Featured videos:

This week’s featured video was added to a brand new YouTube playlist, WELSTech Promo – Thanksgiving from Water of Life Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NV

 

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368 – The New Way To Learn

On WELSTech this week the discussion topic is online learning and we welcome a special guest, Dr. John Meyer, from Martin Luther College to tell us about their spring course offerings which range from one hour webinars for clock hours to 3 credit hour courses. Martin gives us the skinny on a brand new gadget and Sallie shares community feedback from the WELSTech audience.

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The interview:

johnMeyer145x125Learning Online – Dr. John Meyer, Director of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Martin Luther College, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss the variety of offerings available in the area of online learning.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 369 – Join us on a special date and time – Monday, November 24 @ 11 am – for a look at ShopWELS.net offerings and an interview with ShopWELS vendor, Chris Hunt from Troxell. (Broadcast date – 11/24/14)

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This week we’ve added an entry on the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos YouTube channelSalman Khan talk at TED 2011

 

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367 – That Peaceful Productivity

On this week’s WELSTech we redefine our understanding of productivity as serving others, the work God gives us in his Word.  Martin and Sallie shares useful insights from Part 2 of Matt Perman’s book What’s’ Best Next. Listen also for ideas for churches use of Instagram and an overview of the newly released Logos 6.

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opportunity145x125Gospel-Driven Productivity – In Part 2 of What’s Best Next, author Matt Perman equates being productive to living a life of service. Martin and Sallie discuss the book’s definition of productivity and how it relates to activities Christians do every day in every aspect of their lives.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 368 – Dr. John Meyer, Director of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Martin Luther College, joins Martin and Sallie as we share information on online learning opportunities. (Broadcast date – 11/18/14)

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

 

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366 – Pastor Tech Part Two

It’s a happy day on WELSTech as we select the winner of our HymnSoft giveaway. Plus listen for mobile app, gadget and more recommendations courtesy of our Pastor’s Tech Survey.

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The interview:

HymnSoft_logo2145x125HymnSoft – Carl Nolte, Editor of Sacred Music and Worship at Northwestern Publishing House (NPH), returns to WELSTech to share an update on HymnSoft including new features that will be released with the free update in Spring 2015.

As promised, we select the winner of a copy of HymSoft Player 3.0 (a $249 value) courtesy of NPH. Congrats to Pastor Emile Burgess!!

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The survey says … – Last month Martin and Sallie shared some of the results from the recent WELSTech Survey. Today they share the remaining survey recommendations.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 367 – Having trouble determining What’s Best Next? Join Martin and Sallie for a discussion of part 2 of Matt Perman’s book on that topic focusing on Gospel Driven Productivity.  (Broadcast date – 11/11/14)

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Thanks to our Pastor Tech survey we learned about MuseScore and found an new video for the WELSTech Product Demos YouTube channel – Part 1 of MuseScore in 10 Easy Steps

 

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