381 – Sherry, Pirates, and Watches

This week’s WELSTech has it all: literary adventures, a winery tour, and even fashion advice. Get the inside scoop on great deals from ShopWELS vendors as well as the hottest pre-conference workshops planned for this summer’s WELSTech Conference. All this, and more, awaits.

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Pirates TreasureAhoy, Mates – Whether students are spinning pirate tales, researching gasoline or mapping the sites mentioned in Johnny Tremain, there are edtech Language Arts resources to assist and extend their work. Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI joins Martin and Sallie as we continue the WELSTech Goes to School series with a focus on Language Arts for all grade levels.

News in tech:

OneNote is now (even more) free!

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

ShopWELS Insider for Winter 2015

Need to know:

Don’t miss out on great Logos deals and the Google Apps pre-conference workshop at WELSTech Conference 2015!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 382 – Next week on WELSTech, Mart and Sallie talk about Heart to Heart, the new NPH parenting resource. (03/03/15)

Featured videos:

The newest video on the WELSTech Instructional YouTube playlist introduces you to the 60secondrecap.com format – Overview of Huckleberry Finn

 

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380 – Projects

This week on WELSTech we look at project management software. From special events to school initiatives to worship planning, there are many large, multi-faceted projects to oversee in the church and school setting, and project management software may be the solution to that need.

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The interview and discussion:

jWagenknecht145x125Project management – Churches and schools can benefit from the organizational and collaborative capabilities of project management software. Martin and Sallie are joined by WELSTech Conference presenter, Julia Wagenknecht, to discuss uses for the various project management software solutions.

Task Management

Online Project Management

Mind Mapping

Additional resources

Ministry resources:

In His Sandals on Audible

News in tech:

AnthemFacts.com

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

Check out the Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries (WLIM) new web site

Need to know:

Register for WELSTech Conference 2015 and help us spread the word using our new Press Kit

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 381 – We welcome teacher Gail Potratz to the conversation as the series WELSTech Goes Back To School continues with a focus on Language Arts resources for all grade levels. (2/24/15)

Featured videos:

We’ve dedicated a brand new WELSTech YouTube playlist to Lenten Hymns and Music by Koine, and we feature their song O, Dearest Jesus to usher in the Lenten season

 

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379 – Reduce

WELSTech is back with tips for eliminating some of your workload and serving others in the process. There’s also news on the Google Apps front, a fun survey app for the classroom, online classes and new wiki pages to explore. Join the conversation!

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What's Best NextDon’t Do Everything – Martin and Sallie return to this season’s book discussion, looking at Part 5 of Matt Perman’s What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. This part of the book focuses on the “R” step in Matt’s DARE process for managing work, Reduce, and offers practical ideas for eliminating portions of your workload.

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News in tech:

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WELS insider:

Online Friendship Evangelism Course

Need to know:

Register for WELSTech Conference 2015

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 380 – Tune in for a discussion of Project Management software options. (2/17/15)

Featured videos:

Check out this week’s video to the WELSTech Product Demos playlist on YouTube – Introduction to redesigned Admin Console

 

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378 – It’s Conference Time!

Enjoy the Texas warmth on this week’s WELSTech, and learn all about the goodness in store at this summer’s WELSTech Conference. Parenting in the digital age resources, Outlook comes to smartphones and Logos 6 giveaways round out this very full episode.

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The interview and discussion:

WELSTech Conference 2015Tech in Ministry Smorgasbord – Martin and Sallie walk through the variety of topics and speakers who will be part of this summer’s WELSTech Conference 2015, happening July 9-11 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, WI. David Tess, Director of Digital Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College shares details about the keynote presentation he’s preparing for the conference.

Ministry resources:

Parenting in the Digital Age

News in tech:

Microsoft Releases Outlook for Android (Preview) and iOS

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Need to know:

Listen to WELS Radio on the Streams media network

WELS insider:

WELS Interactive Faith online Bible study continues the study of Judges for the next two Wednesday’s at 6:00 and 8:00 pm CST.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 378 – Join us for WELSTech on a special date and time – Monday, February 9 at 11:00 am CST – as Martin and Sallie look at ways to improve productivity by reducing our to-do list. (02/09/15 at 11:00 am)

Featured videos:

This week we’ve add two new videos to the WELSTech Product Review playlist on YouTube – A quick look at Outlook for iOS and Android and Get Office for Android Tablet

 

 

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