377 – Putting The O In Gooroo

Is WELSTech real or simply virtual reality? This week’s education focused episode includes a series kick-off, out of this world picks and the final countdown to WELSTech Conference 2015 registration.

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The discussion:

WELSTech Goes To SchoolMath and Technology for the Classroom – Martin and Sallie are joined by Jason Schmidt, Technology Coordinator from Bennington ISD, and they kick off the new WELSTech Goes To School series with a look at Math and Technology web sites, apps and extensions for all grade levels.

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

Check out the WELS Annual Report in your favorite format …

Need to know:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 378 – Martin and Sallie walk viewers through the exciting lineup of speakers at this summer’s WELSTech Conference. (02/03/15)

Featured videos:

This week we’ve add a new video to the WELSTech Instructional playlist on YouTube – Khan Academy exercise software, part of the Khan Academy Teacher Workshop playlist

 

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376 – Quadcopters and Other Coolness from MLC

WELSTech is live from Martin Luther College this week with all kinds of special techie MLC treats. Martin and Sallie podcast from the same location and welcome a special guest and his “shiny” tech to the show as well.

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The interview:

jwitte145x125Flying high – Martin Luther College sophomore Jonathan Witte talks with Martin and Sallie about several of the techie tools that are used to enhance MLC communication.

The discussion:

Take a virtual tour of MLC – Sallie shares an overview of the recently released virtual tour of the MLC campus, which features 25 full view 360 degree panorama images shot at various locations around campus and inside the beautiful Chapel of the Christ and new Early Childhood Learning Center. Thanks to Caleb Cordes of OutreachVirtualTours.com for producing the tour.

Ministry resources:

Dutch Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer from ChurchM.ag

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

Need to know:

WELSTech Conference 2015 is happening July 9-11 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, WI. We hope you can join us for some serious tech goodness!

WELS insider:

Grab the newly re-tooled WELS mobile app for your smartphone or tablet and enjoy easy access to the synod yearbook and call reports, among other things.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 377 – WELSTech is back next week at our normal Tuesday @ 4 pm Central time slot when Martin and Sallie will be joined by Jason Schmidt for a new educational technology series focusing on tech for classroom success by subject. Tune in for the Math and Computer Science kickoff. (01/27/15 at 4:00 pm)

Featured videos:

This week we feature a bit of the MLC quadcopter coolness on the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – MLC’s First Snow filmed by Jonathan Witte

 

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375 – Architecting Your Life

This week on WELSTech we return to this season’s productivity book discussion and consider the merits of setting our alarms a bit earlier. We also hear the story behind a new outreach-focused video short, learn about a major update of the WELS Mobile app, discover a new platform for ebooks and get motivated by the three greatest words ever spoken.

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The discussion:

timeMapWake Up! – Part 4 of What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matt Perman introduces ideas for blocking out your daily schedule for focused time on tasks and projects. Martin shares his new (early) morning schedule inspired by Matt’s suggestions in this section.

Featured videos:

We’re excited to share Ben Champion’s Blessed video short. Ben is a member of Beautiful Savior in Marietta, GA. He tells us that this zero budget film is the first of what he hopes will be a series of outreach focused messages. Consider sharing it and perhaps making your own video short. Find the video on the WELSTech’s Presentation/Teaching playlist on YouTube.

 

Ministry resources:

WELS Mobile Upgrade

News in tech:

Meet Diigo Outliner

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

Need to know:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 376 – WELSTech is LIVE from MLC as Martin and Sallie enjoy a rare opportunity to podcast from the same location and talk with student Jonathan Witte about MLC’s Quadcopter, GoPro camera and Instagram presence.  (SPECIAL date & time – 01/22/15 at 4:30 pm)

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374 – Just a Few of our Favorite Things

The first podcast of a new year brings reflection on the year past. Listen for the best of the best in 2014 episodes, contests, interviews and picks. Plus the WELSTech mail bag is overflowing with great community feedback. Welcome to year 8 of WELSTech!

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The discussion:

Looking back at 2014Thanks for the memories – Martin and Sallie start a new year of podcasting with a look back on the WELSTech goodness of 2014.

Favorite events

New and notable WELS tech-in-ministry

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 375 – Martin and Sallie return to the current WELSTech book discussion of What’s Best Next? by Matt Perman. The focus of Part 4 of the book is the architecture of a gospel motivated productivity system.  (Broadcast date – 01/13/15)

Featured videos:

This week we’ve add a new video to the WELSTech Promo playlist on YouTube – PreK Promo from Divine Savior Lutheran Academy

 

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